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Renee Sanchez

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Renée Quintero Sánchez


Renée Quintero Sánchez joined Hayes, Ortega & Sánchez in 2017 as a founding partner.  Born and raised in Los Angeles to a working-class Chicano family, Ms. Sánchez, from the very beginning of her career, sought to champion the cause of economic and racial justice, initially as an activist, community organizer and labor organizer, then as an attorney.  


Ms. Sánchez began her legal career in Northern California as a plaintiff-side civil rights litigator at Price and Associates, a women-owned and black-owned and operated law firm in Oakland, California, specializing in racial and sexual harassment cases.  Prior to merging her practice with her partners Dennis and Raquel, she was a partner in another Los Angeles based union-side labor law firm where, for a decade, she represented various labor unions in both private and public sectors throughout Southern California and the Southwest.  


Ms. Sánchez now dedicates her traditional labor law practice to the representation of labor unions and is general counsel to many Southern California Teamsters locals.  Ms. Sánchez has extensive experience representing clients in labor arbitrations and regularly appears before the National Labor Relations Board.  


Ms. Sánchez is a member of several professional organizations and bar associations including, among others, the Mexican American Bar Association, where she currently serves as a Trustee; the Latina Lawyers Bar Associations; the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO; the Labor & Employment Section of the American Bar Association; and is one of the founding members of The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the National Lawyers Guild.  Ms. Sánchez formerly served on the National Executive Board of the National Lawyers Guild, and for over sixteen years has volunteered as an NLG Legal Observer, where she works to safeguard the constitutional rights of protesters.


Ms. Sánchez is the recipient of several honors and awards including the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star and the San Francisco-Bay Area National Lawyers Guild Unsung Hero award.  She is an alumnus of California ChangeLawyers.  Ms. Sánchez currently serves as a chapter editor of the Developing Labor Law Treatise. 


Professional Associations

  • Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO

  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment

  • Los Angeles Bar Association, Labor & Employment

  • Mexican American Bar Association

  • National Lawyers Guild

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers

  • 2008 Unsung Hero, National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter

  • 2004 Diversity Scholarship, California Bar Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • California Supreme Court – May 2006

  • U.S. Supreme Court – October 2012

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit – December 2007

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit – August 2017

  • U.S. District Court, Central District - December 2007

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District – August 2009

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District – September 2011


Orange Coast Community College, Associates of Arts, 1994

University of California at Santa Cruz, Bachelors of Arts, Sociology, 1996

New College of California School of Law, Juris Doctor, Public Interest, 2005

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