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Rene Pimentel has been in practice for over 30 years. Although he has experience in many areas, he has primarily concentrated his practice in two fields; workers compensation and personal injury. The office has survived many years primarily because of customer satisfaction. When you retain the services of this office, you can rest assured that everything is being done successfully to obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.

No Charge if We Don't Win

All Workers Compensation and Personal Injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. In other words, we only charge you if we win the case. There is no charge until the case has been settled or otherwise resolved; and you obtain compensation.

René H. Pimentel. Attorney

Email: renepimentel@sbcglobal.net

Admitted: 1977, California State Bar

Education:

  • U of C Riverside Graduated 1974 B.S. in Political Science
  • UCLA School of Law Graduated 1977 J.D.
  • Career Experience:
  • Casa Ramona Legal Aid Clinic, San Bernardino Volunteer law clerk 1973
  • Alaskan Public Defender Agency UCLA Quarter Away Program 1976 Appellate Division - drafting briefs to the Supreme Court of Alaska
  • UCLA Internship - Los Angeles County District Attorney Office
  • Centro Legal de Santa Monica Volunteer law clerk 1977
  • California Rural Legal Assistant 1977 Legal Intern
  • Kings Canyon National Park Service 1973-1976 Summers Maintenance Worker - Trail and Road Crew
  • Inland Counties Legal Services 1977-1979 Staff Attorney - worked on landlord tenant issues, domestic violence, and consumer law
  • Law Firm of Gutierrez and Pimentel 1979-2000 Initially as a member of a small firm, I did criminal law defense, family law, personal injury (primarily medical malpractice) and workers compensation cases.
  • Law Firm of Rene H. Pimentel Primarily workers compensation and personal injury
  • Mediation - Stratus Institute for Dispute Resolution Peppedine University School of Law 2009

Professional Membership and Associations:

  • Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association 1982 (approx) - Founding member, past president 1986 and 1996-98, vice president 1985, member of the Board of Directors 1982-2000 (approx) and volunteer attorney (1982 to present)
  • State Bar of California - Legal Trust Fund Committee 1998 to 2001 (approx)

  • Riverside County Bar Association - Arbitration Committee 1993 to 1999 (approx)
  • Pasadena, San Gabriel, Pomona Valley Volunteer Lawyer Project 1984
  • Alliance of Latin Business Associates Founding Member 1986
    • President 1989
    • Vice President 1988
    • Board of Directors 1986-90
  • Latin Business Associates 1980-82
  • Inland Empire Future Leaders Program 1995 and 1997
  • Puente Mentoring Program 2004-2009

Awards:

  • State Bar of California - Board of Governor's President Pro Bono Service Award 1988
  • Wiley M. Manuel Award
  • American GI Forum Scholarship
  • Kathleen M. Gonzales Pro Bono Service Award 2008
  • Languages: Spanish

Community Involvement

"Rene has been with IELLA (Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association) since the formation of the group in 1980 and has worn every hat possible throughout his tenure...he has been tried and true through the test of time. Rene just keeps giving," said Rina Gonzales, Board President, in tribute to Rene Pimentel who was selected by IELLA to receive the Kathleen M. Gonzales Pro Bono Services Award.

"Rene's dedication is always an inspiration to staff and other volunteers. He takes new pro bono volunteers as well as new staff under his wing and can always be counted on to come in and help a client that needs help - going the extra mile for them and often taking work back to his office to prepare a letter or make calls on the client's behalf," stated Enrique Acuńa, IELLA Executive Director. "He provided services to clients, mentored clinic attorneys and staff and sought recognition for others and not for him."

A Founding Member of IELLA in 1982, Rene Pimentel served several terms as President, eight years on its Board of Directors and has been a volunteer IELLA attorney for 26 years. Mr. Pimentel donated his firm's sponsorship for the organization's fundraisers and served on the Kathleen M. Gonzales Scholarship Committee. In 1988, he was honored with the State Bar of California Board of Governors President's Pro Bono Service Award and the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services numerous times. He served on the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission from 1988-2001. He has volunteered in the business community and was a Founding Member of Latin Business Associates in 1986, serving as President in 1989, Vice-President in 1988 and on its board for several years.

Rene Pimentel is a sole practitioner in Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Law. He began his career as a legal services staff attorney at ICLS's Indio Office in 1977 and then was a partner in the Law Firm of Gutierrez & Pimentel for several years. Rene Pimentel is a graduate of UC Riverside and a graduate of UCLA Law School and has been a practicing attorney since 1977.

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