Attorney Vanessa Cardinale works tirelessly on behalf of her deserving clients at The Thomas Law Firm to ensure they are treated fairly and receive just compensation for their losses.

Since joining the Newport Beach-based personal injury law firm, Cardinale has effectively helped settle many types of accident cases including car accidents, but she is also well versed at overseeing more complex litigation such as those involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.

After beginning her career up in Northern California at the Spiering, Swartz & Kennedy Law Firm in Monterey — where she settled dozens of high-value cases — Cardinale relocated to Southern California to pursue new opportunities and sharpen her skills as a victim’s advocate.

Indeed, Cardinale obtained her Juris Doctorate at the Monterey College of Law where she was graduated top of her class and received numerous awards including a Monterey College (MC) Women Lawyers Association Scholarship, a Clark Foundation Fellowship and was named MC Young Professional of the Year. She served as a representative on the Moot Court, was president of the Student Bar Association and served on the MC of Law’s board of trustees. Cardinale is also a certified mediator and holds a real estate license.

Prior to law school, Cardinale earned a bachelor of Science degree in business administration and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2006. Her internships at school included working as a law clerk at the self-help center at the Superior Court of California in Monterey County.

Outside of her legal career, Cardinale enjoys volunteering for various community organizations including CASA of Monterey County, Kinship Center, My Museum Project Dream Builder and Shoreline Church.

Her hometown is Carmel-by-the-Sea, a small city in Monterey County, California about 330 miles north of Los Angeles. When she is not pursuing justice on behalf of our injured clients, Cardinale enjoys spending time with her friends, international travel, watercolor painting, yoga, paddle boarding and running. She’s also a big LA Lakers fan.