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Linda Shay Gardner

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Extremely Happy to be Represented by Attorney Linda Shay Gardner

    For the past nine years Linda Shay Gardner has represented me in Divorce, Support and Custody issues. Every one of these issues was aggressively contested by my ex-wife and therefore we were always in court, always in trial, always in hearings, conferences or motions courts -- always fighting for my rights as the father. The last nine years would have been horrible for me had I not been represented by Linda Gardner who is well respective by the courts and other opposing counsel. Linda is very knowledgeable about local and international child custody issues, and counsels me as to what is possible and what is not possible. Linda continued to guide my case toward the goal of securing my rights, and staying away from issues that could either hurt my case, or waste the courts time which would have been equally bad. She would always prepare for cases with me, and tell me what I needed to do to prepare as well. I could always tell that she knew precisely what the court wanted to see, and what the court didn't want to see. She would speak plainly and without equivocation about what I should do to help my case and what I should do that would hurt my case. A trial is a very fluid and dynamic environment, and Linda was always prepared, quick thinking and fast on her feet. She could boil issues down to their relevant parts and focus on those parts which would be important for the court to hear. I went through dozens of trials, meetings, conferences and hearings with Linda. My x-wife is very combative and makes up things all the time, and Linda was always there to make sure my best interests were served. She has done a great job for me in three distinct areas over the last nine years, and she has secured payments from my ex through the court on several occasions. For anyone going through Divorce, support, or child custody issues I would certainly encourage you to engage Linda Gardner.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Extremely Happy to be Represented by Attorney Linda Shay Gardner

    For the past nine years Linda Shay Gardner has represented me in Divorce, Support and Custody issues. Every one of these issues was aggressively contested by my ex-wife and therefore we were always in court, always in trial, always in hearings, conferences or motions courts -- always fighting for my rights as the father. The last nine years would have been horrible for me had I not been represented by Linda Gardner who is well respective by the courts and other opposing counsel. Linda is very knowledgeable about local and international child custody issues, and counsels me as to what is possible and what is not possible. Linda continued to guide my case toward the goal of securing my rights, and staying away from issues that could either hurt my case, or waste the courts time which would have been equally bad. She would always prepare for cases with me, and tell me what I needed to do to prepare as well. I could always tell that she knew precisely what the court wanted to see, and what the court didn't want to see. She would speak plainly and without equivocation about what I should do to help my case and what I should do that would hurt my case. A trial is a very fluid and dynamic environment, and Linda was always prepared, quick thinking and fast on her feet. She could boil issues down to their relevant parts and focus on those parts which would be important for the court to hear. I went through dozens of trials, meetings, conferences and hearings with Linda. My x-wife is very combative and makes up things all the time, and Linda was always there to make sure my best interests were served. She has done a great job for me in three distinct areas over the last nine years, and she has secured payments from my ex through the court on several occasions. For anyone going through Divorce, support, or child custody issues I would certainly encourage you to engage Linda Gardner.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Child Custody client

    Extremely poor legal knowledge

    Linda told me that she was an aggressive attorney and would dedicate herself to my case to ensure I get nothing less than primary custody of my children. She seemed very energetic during my first consultation with her, but as my case continued, that enthusiasm waned significantly. She purposely delayed trial dates for my case to drain money out of me, and didn't provide any suggestions to make my case stronger. On my first date in court, she wasn't prepared at all. She asked a question to my ex that backfired completely on me. She also told me there was no need for any witnesses as my case was very straight-forward. But after my ex bought in witnesses, she hurriedly forced me to arrange my own witnesses on the spot who ended up adding no value and were just attacked by opposing counsel, making my case weaker.
    Linda was aggressive though, but not in a smart way - I initially thought her aggressiveness would be an asset, but it was a devastating liability. The courtroom did not like it - even I could see that, but Linda could not read this. Also she didn't base her argument on any legal fact. She just thought attacking in a loud voice and insulting opposing counsel would make people listen, but it drained our argument out because there were so many objections. And she was always on the back foot - we were always playing catch-up from what opposing counsel argued. Linda didn't prepare me at all for the trial or my testimony. She had the nerve to tell me and show me pictures all about her pet dog but never did she give me valuable points on how to win... I think her dog would have had more bite in the court room than her. To make matters worse, she placed the blame on me after informing me in a matter-of-fact way that I had lost (which a few months earlier she said was a very 'straight-forward' case to win).
    I hugely regret ever meeting Linda - after consulting with some other attorneys on an appeal, I found out so much more about the law and what is considered important to win - Linda NEVER told me this. She also has a bad rapport in the court room by not knowing what is legal argument and schoolyard bullying... which as I cruelly found out is detrimental.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Child Custody client

    Worst lawyer ever

    Linda had very poor legal knowledge and lied constantly to the detriment of my case. She sets a bad example to the legal profession and should retire.

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