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3925 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 403
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    22 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    22 years
  3. Administrative Law: 20%
    36 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • 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.


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DCActive 198505/26/2013
VAAuthorized to practice law197911/29/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
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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