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M. Ayres Gardner

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Reason: In-House Counsel

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Civil Practice, Mediation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Employment & Labor: 70%
    29 years, 200 cases
  2. Civil Practice: 25%
    38 years, 400 cases
  3. Mediation: 5%
    22 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Cobb & Gardner, LLP

160 Clairemont Ave.
Suite 200
Decatur, GA, 30030


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197707/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
John Minor Wisdom Public Service & Profesionalism AwardAmerican Bar Association, Section of Litigation1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior MagistrateState of Georgia2010 - 2012
PartnerCobb & Gardner, LLP2000 - Present
OwnerM. Ayres Gardner, Attorney at Law1998 - 2000
Associate Magistrate (part-time)DeKalb County Magistrate Court1997 - 2010
PartnerGardner & Greenwood, LLP1997 - 1998
Mediator - privateM. Ayres Gardner, Mediator1993 - Present
Director, Pro Bono ProjectState Bar of Georgia1990 - 1997
In-house Labor and Employment CounselGeorgia Legal Services Program1986 - 1997
Housing Specialist Attorney (federal litigation)Georgia Legal Services Program1980 - 1990
Staff AttorneyGeorgia Legal Services Program1977 - 1980

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaVice Chair, Fee Arb. C'tee1999 - 2000
Lawyers Club of AtlantaTreasurer1996 - 1997
State Bar of GeorgiaChairman, Individual Rights Section1991 - 1993
Dekalb and American Bar AssociationsMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
16 Clearinghouse Review 509"The Federal Tort Claims Act"1982

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
City University of New York, Hunter CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude1974