Rena G. Sera
Rena G. Sera is an Associate at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office. Her practice includes defending premises liability and habitability matters, as well as employment discrimination, medical malpractice, construction defect, and other general liability matters.
Before joining Tyson & Mendes, Ms. Sera worked at a California-based law firm, where she handled cases through trial preparation. She has experience with percipient and expert depositions, court appearances, pre-trial motions, propounding and responding to discovery, budgeting, client reporting, and creating litigation plans. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Sera worked as a certified paralegal for five years.
Ms. Sera obtained her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2016. While in law school, she participated in competitive mock trial, and in 2014, she won first place in San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association’s annual “Best of the Bay” Mock Trial Competition. In 2015, she competed in the National Ethics Trial Competition. Ms. Sera received CALI Awards for Legal Research and Writing during law school. In addition, Ms. Sera was a judicial extern for the Honorable Stuart Hing of the Alameda County Superior Court. After taking the bar, Ms. Sera was a volunteer at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sera obtained her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006, where she double majored in Political Science and Legal studies. Ms. Sera is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of Northern California and the Association of Defense Counsel – Northern California. In addition, Ms. Sera is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association – where she served as Treasurer of the Employment Law Section from 2019-2020 – and the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California – where she served as Community Outreach Co-Director from 2019-2020.
In her free time, Ms. Sera enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking, trying different restaurants, reading books, and watching Korean dramas.