Attorney Profile

Renee M. Hessling PhotoRenee M. Hessling has a reputation as a fearless fighter. She has handled cases involving drugs, gangs, theft, assault, battery, and domestic violence. Well-educated and approachable, she will fight for you with the enthusiasm of a lawyer who is not jaded or complacent.

  • Attended Presentation High School & Graduated from UCSC with a major in politics and minor in Latin American studies
  • Born in Morgan Hill and a lifelong Santa Clara County resident
  • Graduated University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Past President of the Appellate Advocacy Team and a finalist in the USF Appellate of the Year Competition
  • Worked as a criminal defense intern in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties
  • Former member of the California Appellate Project in San Francisco working on appeals for indigent defendants on death row
  • Attorney for the Independent Defender’s Office (affiliate of the Public Defender’s Office)




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