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  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 34%
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
  3. Personal Injury: 33%

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  • Beau Correll

    Phil Gardner is probably one of the finest lawyers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His reputation is stellar both as a criminal defense attorney and as a civil litigator. When I was a prosecutor, Mr. Gardner was a formidable foe in the courtroom. When I saw his name on the docket next to a Defendant I would frankly prepare more for his cases. If there was a problem with my case, he would always vigorously and methodically bring it to the Court's attention. I also had the privilege to work for Mr. Gardner as an associate while I proceeded with my plan to start my own practice. There I observed the man firsthand. Mr. Gardner has a work ethic that is second to no one. He works extremely hard for his clients, no matter their background or how uphill the fight may be. I learned a lot from Mr. Gardner. Would highly recommend.


    Beau Correll Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Gardner, Barrow, Sharpe & Reynold

231 East Church Street
Fidelity Bank Building 4th Floor
Martinsville, VA, 24112

Fidelity Bank Building 4th Floor
231 East Church Street
Martinsville, VA, 24112-2840



VAAuthorized to practice law197203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGardner, Barrow & Sharpe P.C1977 - Present
Associate and PartnerFrith, Gardner & Gardner1973 - 1976
Law ClerkH. Emory Widener, United States District Court and 4th Circuit Court of Appeals1972 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow1998 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Virginia State Bar, Litigation SectionBoard of GovernorsN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Litigation News (ABA)The Work Product Privilege — Don’t Waive It; Don’t Lose It2003
Litigation News (ABA)Use and Misuse of the “Opening the Door” Theory of Evidentiary Admissibility2002
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association JournalMedical Bills Presumed Reasonable at Last1994
Washington and Lee Law ReviewHorizontal Territorial Restraints and the Per Se Rul1971
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Virginia Military InstituteN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969