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Robert M. Gardner Jr.

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Winder, GA

4.7   29 reviews
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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    Debtor and Creditor representation, Chapters: 7, 11, 12, 13, and small business cases. Free consultation and no fees up front.

    28 years, 4,500 cases

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Business and Personal Disputes, Real Estate Litigation, Probate Litigation, Contract Law and Litigation,

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Worker's Compensation, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall.

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Real estate
    20%
    Closings, Refinancing, Quiet Title actions, Title issues and title disputes, Construction litigation and disputes, Boundary disputes, Zoning and regulatory issues

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Wills and living wills
    20%
    Probate representation and disputes, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Health Directive, Estate Planning.

    28 years, 500 cases

HIGHLY RATED FIRM OFFERING FREE CONSULTATIONS, PERSONAL SERVICE, AND CONVENIENT LOCATIONS.

Robert Gardner is the owner of Gardner Law Firm, a full service firm with offices in Winder and Gainesville Georgia.  Mr. Gardner's practice includes real estate closings and litigation, debtor and creditor bankruptcy (all chapters), auto accidents, medical malpractice, probate and estate law, tax law, adoptions, collections, and civil litigation.  Mr. Gardner has over 21 years of experience, having served as lead counsel in over 100 jury trials, over 1000 civil cases, and more than 3,500 bankruptcy cases. He has also served as a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem in Probate and Juvenile Court.  During his carreer, Robert has practiced before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group and the National Assosication of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and he consistently ranks in the top 20 firms in the number of bankruptcies filed in the State of Georgia.

On December 28, 2019, Mr. Gardner was appointed to and sworn in as the first Judge of the newly created State Court of Barrow County by Governor Brian Kemp.  This position is a part-time position, which allows Mr. Gardner to serve the people of Barrow County while still representing clients in his law practice.  

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Top Contributor 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2021 2020 2019 + 7 ...
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
2018

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Location

Robert M. Gardner Jr.
114 N. Broad Street
P.O. Box 310
Winder, GA, 30680
Robert M. Gardner Jr.
718 Oak Street
Gainesville, GA
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Nancy | July 8, 2013
Chapter 7
My husband was unemployed for over a year and when he did find work it was making much less than before. We struggled for several years, but we finally couldn't continue to meet all of our financial committments. We had contacted another attorney about filing for bankruptcy. I felt that the other attorney was pushing us into Chapter 13. We met with Mr. Gardner and he determined that we would be eligible for Chapter 7. I feel that he explained our options more throughly and helped us make the best decisions. I am so glad that he responded to my original question on this site. He is someone that I trust and believe that we would still be struggling if we had filed Chapter 13.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2013
Former Bankruptcy Client
Very knowledgeable and very kind. Explained how everthing worked and got rid of all of my debt. I will refer any of my friends and family to him from now on.
Posted by Shaun | June 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and they fight for you!
Seth and Mr Gardner did and awesome job assisting me with an eviction. I hired them for a reasonable rate and they did everything in their power to ensure I was prepared to win in court.
Posted by Carmen | May 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GARDNER-THE PROFESSIONAL
I highly recommend Robert Gardner, not only was he extremely professional but he really listened to what I had to say, he was empathetic and kind. He analyzed my case with precise accuracy and came up with the perfect solution to my problem. He is not just a lawyer, he really cares about his clients. I was ever soo happy to be his client because I knew I could trust him. You can not say that about just any lawyer. I would recommend him any day to any of my friends and family. You owe it to yourself to try your case with him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I contacted Mr. Gardner for legal advice because I was considering filing bankruptcy. He was very knowledgeable and understanding.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Good Lawyer always kept me up-to-date on my case. I would use him again. The staff is very friendly.
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
Excellent firm I have worked with Mr Gardner on two different account and have been very pleased. Returns calls in a timely manner. Answers all questions and very helpful!!
Posted by Pamela | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the good guys
Mr. Gardner handled my chapter 13 and he was very personable, knowledgeable and walked me through every step of the process.
Posted by George | September 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly, Knowledgeable, Helpful, Great Experience!
My wife and I hired Mr. Gardner to handle our bankruptcy case. He answered all of our questions and explained every step of the process. Everything happened just as he explained. The next time we need an attorney we will return to Mr. Gardner and his team of experts.
Posted by Amber | August 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Landlord and Tenant dispute
Best lawyer adivce ive received. Awesome attitude, my go to lawyer from now own. Wouldn’t want any one else assisting me who’s more passionate then him.
Posted by Patsy | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I know
He is the only lawyer my family will hire for any of there issues. He is very knowledgeable with every issue we have ever had. I would recommend him to anyone. He has did a chapter 13 for me and when my husband passed away he helped me get it dismissed so I could do a chapter 7 since I could know longer afford what we was paying. Thank you so very much for everything your firm has did for me and my family.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
client
I had an awesome experience with Mr. Gardner. He always responded back to me quickly when I had concerns.
Posted by Connie | January 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Habitat for Humanity Meeting
Robert was very easy to work with and had all the answers for the questions I had. He was able to help and start filing the appropriate paperwork right away!
Posted by Krista | January 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Kind
I consulted with Mr. Gardner about my debt. His advice was accurate and invaluable to me. He is so knowledgeable about bankruptcy law. He is the only attorney I would use!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding
Robert was an outstanding. Lawer threw out my bankruptcy. Plus he is working on another casr for me and hooing it comes out great. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Keith | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Robert was able to help me with my chapter 13 on very short notice every time a problem arose he handled it promptly
Posted by Jeanelle | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attoney
He did a wonderful job at explaining all my options and getting me through the whole process.
Posted by Mechelle | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr. Gardner and his office were very helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Posted by Barbara | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Attorney Gardner was a good listener. He tailored my Chapter 13 specifically to what I needed and I loved his expertise when it came to numbers. If you need honesty and a good lawyer on your side look no further. He is not there for the money but there for you the client.
Posted by Sherri | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Chapter 7
Robert was very easy to work with. He definitely knows his stuff when it comes to Bankruptcy law. I was a mess, stressed out and full of anxiety. He assured me that everything was going to be fine. Sure enough, it was a breeze. Total time from filing to meeting of creditors was a little over a month. Time from meeting of creditors to discharge was 9 weeks. Just got my discharge letter today. I wouldn't hesitate to use Robert in the future and his paralegal Hilary is a saint. She put up with my frequent calls and questions. If your debating on filing bankruptcy, please consider using Mr. Gardner. He also got me in about an hour after I called for a complementary consultation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Judge, State Court of Barrow County
  • Barrow State Court
  • 2020 - Present
  • Owner
  • Gardner Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Judge
  • State Court of Barrow County
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Partner
  • Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP
  • 1995 - 2017
  • Skiptracer
  • Collection Services of Athens
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Corporation Information
  • Florida Sectretary of State
  • 1991 - 1993
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Education

  • University of Georgia
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Piedmont College
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1993
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. CM
  • Acquittal on all charges
  • X v. Gwinnett Medical Center
  • $5,000,000.00 verdict for Plaintiff
  • Horton v. Burch
  • Superior Court Reversal

Associations

  • Council of State Court Judges
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Council of State Court Judges
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Barrow County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Group
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Piedmont Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Appointment to State Court of Barrow County
  • Governor Brian Kemp
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • 2000
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Piedmont College
  • 1993
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Florida State University
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly meeting of Barrow County Chamber of Commerce
  • Bankruptcy and Real Estatate
  • 2010
  • Quarterly Meeting of Atlanta Home Builders Association
  • Asset Protection
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (2)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Robert is a great lawyer and formidable advocate for his criminal defense clients. Having tried cases against him as a former prosecutor (albeit years and years ago), I know that he is relentless in the defense of his clients, and also possesses the right relationships with opposing counsel in order to obtain the best possible outcome for his criminal defense clients. I highly recommend him and his firm!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert gets great results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert has a unique perspective that he brings to bear in his cases. He works hard for his clients to produce successful resolutions and is knowledgeable in many areas of the law. He works well with fellow attorneys and has always been responsive and helpful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Gardner for his professionalism and knowledge in his field."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Adoption Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After reading many of Mr. Gardner's answers here on AVVO it is obvious this attorney has the knowledge and skill to serve clients. I recommend this attorney without hesitation, as a knowledgeable practitioner and advocate."
Adoption Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His many contributions and answers show he know's the law. You want him on your side."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Gardner. From seeing the time and effort he spends on AVVO, providing answers, for free, to the public, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2021
Top Contributor

Robert earned significant contribution points in 2021.

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Winder Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Robert M. Gardner Jr.
Robert M. Gardner Jr.
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Winder, GA
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available