Renée Vinett, RN, LLB, CS

Co-Managing Partner

As a former registered nurse, I know first-hand how serious injuries impact the lives of my clients and their families. These experiences have provided me with a unique combination of insight and skills to deliver caring and trusted advocacy for my clients.

Renée is a co-managing partner at Howie, Sacks & Henry, whose practice is devoted to fighting for the rights of injured victims and their families in a wide range of personal injury matters and products liability claims. She has successfully conducted numerous Trials and Hearings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Licence Appeal Tribunal.

Renée is a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation, is listed in Best Lawyers Canada, and is Lexpert ranked. Renée is also a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario. In addition to being a lawyer, Renée has been a registered nurse for almost 40 years with experience in disability management in both the United States and Canada. Her medical knowledge and legal expertise enables Renée to approach each case from the central perspective, that it is her clients’ needs and long-term quality of life that is paramount.

She holds memberships with legal and professional associations, for which she often chairs and lectures at their continuing legal education programs.

Renée Vinett's Team





Christian Genova
Gabriel DaSilva
Legal Assistant
Veronica Vandersteenen
Legal Assistant to Co-Managing Partner Renée Vinett

Professional Success

Settlements and Verdicts

Past results are not predictive of future results and each situation is unique and requires individual and independent legal advice.
$2 Million*
15 year-old suffered spinal cord injury jumping in swimming pool

Client Testimonials

I would like to express my appreciation to Renée and say thank you for your work...
Gabriella H.

Thought Leadership

Personal, Industry and Community Activity


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2002

LLB, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000

Nursing (Honours) cum laude, Middle Tennessee State University, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ontario Bar Association

Toronto Lawyers Association

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

The Advocates’ Society

Women’s Law Association of Ontario

College of Nurses of Ontario

Honours and Awards

Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, Law Society of Ontario, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Personal Injury Category

Listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Among the best in Canada

Since 2011, our peers have consistently voted for us as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s annual rankings of the top personal injury boutiques in Canada.

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Award – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

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