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Richard E Gardiner

Richard E Gardiner

This attorney is not accepting clients.

Reason: Not Practicing

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation, Administrative Law

Richard Gardiner

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    21 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    21 years
  3. Administrative Law: 20%
    35 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • David Leonard Heilberg

    Richard, with his quality engineering education, has a unique advocacy approach to what he does. He is a technician who doesn't miss a thing. He works hard for his clients and applies his outstanding problem solving skills to get them the best possible outcomes. He exemplifies how effective low key professionalism can be to give someone the best possible representation.


    David Heilberg Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christopher Michael Day

    All my experiences with Mr. Gardiner have been positive. As a fellow criminal defense attorney, he is my 'go-to' expert for gun related crimes and issues. He has an excellent demeanor and is well respected in the community.


    Christopher Day Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

3925 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 403
Fairfax, VA, 22030


DCActive 198505/26/2013
VAAuthorized to practice law197911/29/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
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BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRichard E. Gardiner, Attorney at Law1994 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense lawyersDirector2009 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Baker v. ElmendorfRuling for Plaintiff and remanding for new trial
McBride v. CommonwealthN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Seton Hall Legislative JournalSullivan Principles: Protecting the Second Amendment from Civil Abuse, No. 31995
Northern Kentucky Law ReviewTo Preserve Liberty--A Look at the Right to Keep and Bear Arms1982

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Union CollegeElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1973