René Turner Sample

Personal Injury attorney

René Turner Sample

Personal Injury attorney

Our co-owner, René Turner Sample, is recognized as the most experienced and successful female trial lawyer in Central California. She is Fresno’s only female lawyer who has been named a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and was the first female member of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, organizations which select its members based on jury trial experience, skill, civility and integrity. She is the only female lawyer in either organization which specializes in plaintiff personal injury. Born and raised in Fresno, California, René graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Fresno in 1983 and with distinction from San Joaquin College of Law in 1988. René has been married to Scott Sample for over 30 years, has two adult children, and six grandchildren. René is the past president for the Central California Trial Lawyers’ Association and a frequent lecturer on civil litigation. René has taught many of the valley’s litigators, having been an adjunct faculty member at San Joaquin College of Law teaching Civil Trial Advocacy for 15 years. She has tried over 50 jury trials to verdict throughout the San Joaquin valley and is one of the valley’s few plaintiff lawyers, and the only female plaintiff lawyer, to have two personal injury jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars. René has tried a variety of cases but considers her specialty to be personal injury. Prior to dedicating her practice exclusively to representing plaintiffs, she spent 12 years representing the insurance companies where she tried over 20 cases. In 2000, Rene’ and her law partner Stephen R. Cornwell, opened Cornwell & Sample, a small litigation firm specializing in personal injury. In 2018, she and Steve joined as owners of Freedman Law. René has brought her knowledge of the inner workings of insurance companies to her plaintiff practice and is now exclusively dedicated to helping those who have been injured. Having a son in recovery, her family is also active in the recovery community and recently opened My Time Recovery, Fresno’s only Joint Commission accredited drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. René has brought her life experience of helping others in her church and community to her law practice, demonstrating that the best advocates are those who genuinely care about their clients.

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