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Steven W. Gardner

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1979
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Steven Warshaw Gardner, Attorney at Law, was born in Walterboro, South Carolina in 1952. After early education, Mr. Gardner graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science Degree including studies in chemistry, biology and humanities.

Mr. Gardner studied at the Potomac School of Law and received the distinction of membership of the Potomac School Law Review.

Prior to and while in law school, Mr. Gardner worked in the trucking/transportation industry while performing outside extracurricular work assisting lawyers in Washington, DC. Mr. Gardner’s experience in the trucking transportation industry includes experience as safety manager, Vice President and President of operations for a large interstate trucking company.

Through real world work experience, Mr. Gardner gained valuable insight regarding the operational levels and dynamics within large organizations. Mr. Gardner oversaw safety division and risk analysis operations. He observed the factors and results of negligent behavior and witnessed its consequences upon others. Mr. Gardner then chartered operations of an Interstate Transportation Brokerage firm.

Mr. Gardner was admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia in 1979, prior to graduating from law school. He is admitted for practice in the United States Court of Appeals,  for the 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals,  in all State and Superior Courts of the State of Georgia, and in the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia. In 1985, Mr. Gardner directed his effort in the practice of law to recovering damages in catastrophic injuries in the area of personal injury and workers compensation. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Association for Justice  Association, the Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Lawyers Association, and other organizations designed to recover compensation  for injured victims.

Mr. Gardner pledges to represent only injured victims. Mr. Gardner has represented hundreds of individuals who have suffered serious injury resulting from the acts of others. Mr. Gardner and  attorneys associated with Mr. Gardner have represented clients throughout the state of Georgia  involving Automobile Accidents, Medical Malpractice cases, Workers’  Compensation cases, and various injury cases. Mr. Gardner, his attorneys and staff are determined to aggressively recover the full fair amount of compensation for injuries sustained by their clients, no matter the size of the case or the type of opponent or insurance company.  Mr. Gardner applies the experience, skill and knowledge that he has gained over hundreds of cases to gain top results for his clients.

We are pleased that our reputation has grown and that our clients enjoy the success and satisfaction of receiving awards commensurate with their individual cases. We pride ourselves on providing quality services regardless of the size of the case.

Mr. Gardner, and the attorneys with whom he associates, have obtained high verdicts. No law firm however can guarantee or predict actual outcomes. Every case is different and results  very widely. Each aspect of our cases is handled by our trained staff of attorneys, paralegals and/or legal assistance. Our staff maintains a diverse background and experience level.

We all find one common goal, which is to recover the maximum amount of fair compensation for our clients. Our success is measured by our results. We appreciate the opportunity you have given us to represent you in  your case. -Steven W. Gardner, Founding Partner

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Steven W. Gardner & Associates, P.C. Atlanta - The Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia
1820 The Exchange
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30339

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Posted by Patricia | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and very helpful
Steven did an excellent work up for my worker's compensation claim! He is an honest lawyer and listened to my perspective of the situation. I believe he represented me very fairly and stayed to the facts; acted without bias. Thank you for representing me, Steven. If I need legal services in the future I'll certainly give your office a call. Your assistant, Phyllis, was very helpful, kind and on top of my claim.
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Posted by charlene | March 24, 2015
Listen up!
While searching for an attorney, I went beyond my vicinity in search of one that is unbiased. My initial call to Mr. Gardner was impressive; his mannerism and professionalism gained my confidence; an instinct that he was skilled and knowledgeable in Workers Compensation Laws. He analyzed my case, provided feedback and Sandra answered any questions that I needed answers to. He no longer wanted to entertain the defense attorneys perpetuation and reached a settlement where we both can say ching, ching! I will gladly endorse Mr.Gardner.
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Posted by Andrew | February 25, 2015
Review of Mr Gardner
As a client of Mr Gardner, I was pleased with the level of attention, the diligence displayed on my case, and the timeliness of the feedback and action. His team is easy to work with, and handled my case appropriately.
Posted by Jesse | February 21, 2015
Trustworthy and works hard to get you a fair settlement
trustworthy and works hard to get you a fair settlement Posted by Jesse, 7 days ago Flag Overall rating Excellent I recommend Steven Gardner. This was my first need for a lawyer. He was recommended by a third party. I was nervous and had no idea how or what to do. Talking ,and then meeting, with Mr. Gardner set me at ease. With his and his wonderful assistant Phyllis's attention, I felt that my case received the attention that it needed. It was a painless and a stress free experience. Settlement was reached in the amount that I was hoping to get. Thank you Phyllis and Mr. Gardner
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Posted by Sheena | February 13, 2015
My Case
Steven is an awesome lawyer, when I started my case, he was very informational and helped me figure out what to do about my case at hand. He is very kind and honest. Phyllis calls me and keeps me informed about my case. She returns every phone call and she and Steven are always answering my questions, always nice even when I'm stressed out. Instead of shoving me from one doctor to another, they really care about my needs, and sent me to one that helps me and cares. Steven and Phyllis are great.
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Posted by Robert | February 12, 2015
My Low back injury on the job.
I suffered an injury on the job in 2012. I was not being treated fairly by worker's comp and my injury was not being taken seriously, until i retained Attorney Steven Gardner to represent me. Attorney Gardner and his paralegal Maria have worked hard for the benefits i'm entitled to and continue to work hard for my recovery.
Posted by Evelyn | February 11, 2015
My Crash with an 18 wheeler.
Attorney Gardner and his paralegal Maria are currently handling my auto injury claim. I was involved in a collision with a tractor trailer. It was a very terrifying experience to have an 18 wheeler dart across the freeway in front of me. My vehicle went under the the box of the tractor trailer. Despite the severity of my crash, the insurance company has been terrible at handling my claim. Mr. Gardner and his team however, have worked hard form me and i am confident with the work they have done so far, that i will obtain a fair settlement for me.
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Posted by Billy | February 9, 2015
Best injury attorney in Atlanta!
Attorney Gardner and his assistant Maria have been excellent helping me though my claims. They successfully recovered for me on a worker's compensation claim and they are currently working on an auto injury claim. They are professional and dedicated in what they do! I absolutely recommend attorney Steven W. Gardner!
Posted by Bruce | February 4, 2015
My Auto Accident Claim.
I was involved in an auto accident which involved several people. Overall i feel attorney Gardner and my paralegal Maria did an excellent job recovering for me despite the several issues that came up during the process.
Posted by Lisa | February 3, 2015
Treated Like a Person, Not a Case.
Working with Sandra Vasquez on my slip and fall case made the unfamiliar process so much easier. She patiently listened to me and answered all my questions. My lack of knowledge of the legal process was embarrassing to me at times, but Sandra was always understanding and courteous. Her down to earth and, at times, humorous responses were a breath of fresh air! Communication was prompt, whether it was by phone or e-mail. Mr. Gardner is not only knowledgeable of the law, but more importantly, he's savvy to how people think (ie: the insurance company, a jury, etc.) and what they base their decisions on. He showed me a side to my case that was instrumental in helping me come to a settlement decision. As a plus, he's a very pleasant man to speak with. (Not stuffy like I assumed attorneys to be! ) Overall, although I am not happy about getting injured and going through this whole ordeal, I am pleased with my decision to hire Mr. Gardner and his team to handle my case and would do so again if the need arose,
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Posted by Antonio | January 29, 2015
My claim
This was the best turn around expirence for me ever. Mr. Gardner and his team were great. If it wasn't for the his assistant Mrs. Vasquez i would have had the wrong information about my case. Thanks you guy's!!!
Posted by Andrew | January 28, 2015
My worker's comp case
I was injured on the job and hired Mr. Gardner to represent me. My case worker Sandra was kind like a mother to me. I felt at home and the results were excellent. Actually above excellent!
Posted by Dannie | January 27, 2015
The handeling of my worker's comensation claim.
Mr. Gardner and Maria have been wonderful. I would have been in a bad place if it were not for their guidance and hard work on my case.
Posted by Anrew | January 19, 2015
Jack Peaden Review
Steven and Sandra are easy to talk with and Sandra is extremely fast in answering my inquiries. At this time I would rate my overall experience as Extremely Satisfied.
Posted by Patrick | January 16, 2015
Managing my Workers Compensation Claim.
I would recommend attorney Gardner and Maria to handle anyone's Work Injury claim. They have kept me well informed and have helped me through this difficult process of my work injury claim.
Posted by randy | January 8, 2015
my work comp case
Sandra was an excellent case manager and was knowledgable and very prompt in returning all calls and e mails. I am extremely happy with my whole experience.
Posted by LaShanya | January 6, 2015
I had a great experience with Mr.Gardner and his staff. Mr Gardner and Amber treated me great. When Phyllis took over she came in taking great care of me. Phyllis kept in touch with me every time I had a question she answered it. I really appreciate the time and effort she put in with me. I just want to thank y'all for everything! I will definitely tell all my friends about y'all. Keep up the good work!
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Posted by Bernice | December 31, 2014
Very Professional
Mr. Gardner and Ms Phyllis have been great. Very professional office. I am confident that my claim will result in a favorable decision. I appreciate all Ms Phyllis 's hard work and dedication.
Posted by michelle | December 28, 2014
Injured on the job!
Wow where do I begin, never did I expect to be hurt on the job and needing to be represented by Mr. Steven Gardner. I have nothing but good things to say about Mr. Gardner and his staff, Sandra Vasquez has been my guardian angel. I call her so upset and she knows just how to calm my nerves, and she gets the job done, we still have a ways to go on my case, but I am very confident in Mr. Gardner and Mrs. Vasquez's knowledge and commitment to pull me through to the end! Mrs. Vasquez is very dedicated to my case, and I appreciate everything she does for me! I would recommend this law firm to anyone injured on the job.
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Posted by Dale | December 25, 2014
Grateful to have found lawyers who are really concerned with your issues and needs. Who are worried about your well being and the outcome of your life and not worried about theirselves. I have already recommended this law firm and I will keep doing so. I'm grateful to have found them!
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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney, President
  • Steven W Gardner & Associates, P.C.
  • 1979 - 2014
  • President
  • Gardner Trucking Company
  • 1976 - 1989


  • Potomac School of Law
  • 1979
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Workers Compensation
  • The employer and insurance company paid medical treatment and settled for $ 150,000.00
  • Head Injury
  • $ 1,400,000.00


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Review
  • Potomac School of Law
  • 1977

Speaking Engagements

  • Medal Group
  • Injury at Work
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (21)
Endorse Steven
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Steven and at conference last month and had an opportunity to spend some time with. It was obvious that he cares about his clients and is committed to obtaining the best result he can for them"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Steven at a seminar in Washington, DC this past year. His commitment to his clients and profession was contagious. He has dedicated his professional career to represent his clients to the best of his ability. He has obtained great results for his clients and really cares for them. I highly recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an extremely experienced and skillful lawyer who will zealously advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a workers' compensation attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve has been in the practice for many years, knows his subject areas, and is a champion for his clients. I recommend him highly."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Gardner. You can tell from his thorough responses to questions on Avvo and sage wisdom that he has the passion and compassion necessary to be a fine advocate. He spends his own time giving advice to the Avvo community and that is something worth noting."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve has been practicing personal injury law in GA for a long time. Even if you don't think you need to HIRE a lawyer at least give him a call...he'll walk you through the steps, help you if you can...and you won't have wasted your time!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Other
"Steven is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients and puts them as his highest concern."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented and aggressive lawyer who fights for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his stuff."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is very thorough and professional. His knowledge of workers compensation allows him to obtain maximum benefits for his clients."
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