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M. Ayres Gardner

Employment and labor Attorney at Decatur, GA

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About M.

Learn M.’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    70%
    Continuous representation of management of Georgia Legal Services Program since 1986; first as in-house attorney with other responsibilities, then, since 1997, as private practitioner. Since 1997, remainder of employment practice has included representation of greater number of plaintiffs, while adding some defense clients. Not taking new clients at the present time.

    37 years, 200 cases

  2. Litigation
    25%
    Litigation throughout career has been strictly civil practice. Cases have varied greatly in complexity from small claims in Magistrate Court to federal class actions.

    46 years, 400 cases

  3. Mediation
    5%
    Business and employment. No domestic.

    30 years, 50 cases

Licensed for 45 years
State GA
Status Emeritus
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Cobb & Gardner, LLP
160 Clairemont Ave.
Suite 200
Decatur, GA, 30030

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cobb & Gardner, LLP
  • 2000 - Present
  • Mediator - private
  • M. Ayres Gardner, Mediator
  • 1993 - Present
  • Senior Magistrate
  • State of Georgia
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Owner
  • M. Ayres Gardner, Attorney at Law
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate Magistrate (part-time)
  • DeKalb County Magistrate Court
  • 1997 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Gardner & Greenwood, LLP
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Director, Pro Bono Project
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 1990 - 1997
  • In-house Labor and Employment Counsel
  • Georgia Legal Services Program
  • 1986 - 1997
  • Housing Specialist Attorney (federal litigation)
  • Georgia Legal Services Program
  • 1980 - 1990
  • Staff Attorney
  • Georgia Legal Services Program
  • 1977 - 1980
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • City University of New York, Hunter College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude
  • 1974

Associations

  • Dekalb and American Bar Associations
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Vice Chair, Fee Arb. C'tee
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Treasurer
  • 1996 - 1997
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Chairman, Individual Rights Section
  • 1991 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • John Minor Wisdom Public Service & Profesionalism Award
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • 1997

Publications

  • 16 Clearinghouse Review 509
  • "The Federal Tort Claims Act"
  • 1982

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M. Ayres Gardner
Employment and labor Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 45 years