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Douglas C. Gardner is a Native of Northeastern Arizona, and a fourth generation Arizonan.

Prior to law school, Douglas worked for several years for Bechtel Corporation, one of America’s largest privately held corporations, as an accounting manager. Douglas attended law school and earned his M.B.A. simultaneously. During Law School, Douglas clerked for the Honorable Randy Haines of the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Arizona. Douglas also participated in the Arizona State Law Journal as a Staff Writer and then an Articles Editor. At the same time, Douglas also participated in Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology as an Associate Editor and then as a Senior Editor, where he was recognized as the “Outstanding Associate Editor” and published his case note.

Douglas and his wife, Karleen, are the parents of three very active boys.

Education: Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D. 2004 (Cum Laude); Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, M.B.A. 2003; University of Nevada Las Vegas, B.S. Finance/Business Administration 1999. Court Admissions: admitted to practice in all State and Federal courts in Arizona. Member: Arizona State Bar Association, Coconino County Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Family Law, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation.

Family Law Practice includes: Contested Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment, Property Division and Distribution, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Paternity, Step-Parent Adoption, Domestic Violence, Spousal Maintenance, Premarital Agreements, Post-marital Agreements, Post Decree Modifications, Enforcement of Decrees and Orders, Modification of Decrees and Orders, Relocation, Grandparent Rights, Family Law Appeals, Orders of Protection, and Mediation.

Bankruptcy Practice includes: Chapter 7 bankruptcy (debt liquidation); Chapter 13 bankruptcy (debt restructuring); Creditor Services.

Personal Injury: Auto Accidents, Mass Tort/Class Action Injuries, Semi-Truck Collisions, Slip and Fall, Head Injuries, Premises Liability, Amputation, Permanent Disability, Products Liability, and Manufacturing Defects.

Civil Litigation includes: Contract Disputes, Business Law, Construction Defect, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation.

To speak with Douglas C. Gardner, call 928-779-1173 or 480-829-9081 or contact him online.


Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 95%
    10 years, 300 cases
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 5%
    9 years



Hourly ($375-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • DeeAn Gillespie Strub

    Doug and I have had the opportunity to co-counsel on cases as well as work opposite one another on occasion. I have been impressed with Doug's professionalism and advocacy skills.


    DeeAn Strub Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Pernell W McGuire

    I endorse this lawyer. Douglas has a wealth of experience with divorce and custody issues, and his financial background is invaluable in property division disputes.


    Pernell McGuire Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info


AZActive 200505/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
“Outstanding Associate Editor”Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDavis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC2011 - Present
Founding PartnerMcGuire Gardner2009 - Present
AttorneyAspey Watkins & Diesel2006 - 2009
Attorny/ Law ClerkGibson Ferrin & Riggs2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Coconino County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - 2010
Arizona Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re marriage of WilliamsTook the case on appeal, and won
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Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law NewsWhen Federal Bankruptcy Law Collides With Your Arizona Family Law Case2009
Maricopa County Bar AssociationBankruptcy Proceedings in Family Law Cases2009
Family Law News- State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Newsletter)Bankruptcy Issues in Family Law Cases2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJ.D.2004
Arizona State UniversityBusinessM.B.A.2003
University of Nevada-Las VegasBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Eastern Arizona CollegeGeneral EducationA.A.1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What Attorneys Should Know about BankruptcyBankruptcy Law for Lawyers2009