Renée Gentry

Professor Renée Gentry
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Renée Gentry is the Director of the Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic.

Ms. Gentry founded her own firm, the Law Office of Renée J. Gentry, Esq. in Washington DC, specializing in vaccine injury litigation in June 2019. She is one of the leading experts on vaccine injury litigation in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).

Ms. Gentry has advised numerous congressional members, staff, and committees on issues relevant to the NVICP, and she has also helped to draft proposed legislation. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and is admitted to the Federal Claims Court Bar. She is a member of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, a national bar representing the interests of claimants in the NVICP, where she served as President for four years. She is also a member of the US Court of Federal Claims Bar Association and the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA).

Previously, she served as the Senior Analyst on the Defense and Aerospace Companies Briefing for Teal Group Corporation. Ms. Gentry consulted for the US Government, French Government, and major prime contractors on European defense industry consolidation, antitrust issues, specific defense market overviews for product development and profiles of companies designed to assist management in acquisition activities. After leaving Teal Group, she worked as principal liaison to corporate clients, as well as the Washington National Opera and Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program advising them on a range of immigration issues. She has practiced vaccine litigation since 2001.

In addition to Directing the Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic, Ms. Gentry teaches Disability Rights Law.


BA, Drake University; JD, Washington University Law School

In the News

"Covid Shot Stampede Prompts Biden HHS to Retain Injury Payments"

March 15, 2021
Renée Gentry is quoted in Bloomberg Law about the importance of a safety net for those who suffer injuries related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

"Here's What You Can Do if You Are Injured by a COVID-19 Vaccine"

March 05, 2021
Renée Gentry is quoted in NBC10 Boston about the two federal programs available to individuals harmed by the coronavirus vaccines.

"How To Trust That A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe"

November 21, 2020

Renée J. Gentry discussed on the FiveThirtyEight "Podcast-19" the safety concerns related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

"People Harmed by Coronavirus Vaccines Will Have Little Recourse"

October 11, 2020
Renée Gentry is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about how payouts for vaccine-related injuries will be less generous than in the past.

"COVID-19 Era Highlights US 'Black Hole' Compensation Fund for Pandemic Vaccine Injuries"

August 21, 2020
Peter H. Meyers and Renée Gentry are quoted by Reuters about the US approach to handling potential harm from a COVID-19 vaccine.