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Robert Gardner has been practicing law with the same firm for 17 years after having worked as a law clerk for 2 years there during law school.  During the first 7 years of his practice, Robert practiced primarily criminal defense, personal injury, and divorce law, acting as lead counsel in over 100 jury trials and over 1000 civil trials and hearings. He 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 Court, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  For the past 10 to 12 years, Robert has shifted the focus of his practice to bankruptcy law, representing both debtors and creditors in all areas of bankruptcy law, including chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13.  Robert is a member of the Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group and the National Assosication of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and he and his firm consistently rank in the top 10 to 15 firms in the number of bankruptcies filed in the State of Georgia.



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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    21 years, 500 cases
  3. Chapter 7: 10%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 13: 10%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Other: 40%
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Contact info

53 W. Candler Street
P.O. Box 721
Winder, GA, 30680

718 Oak Street
Gainesville, GA

106 Washington Street
Jefferson, GA



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardGeorgia Legal Services2000
Summa Cum LaudePiedmont College1993
Summa Cum LaudeFlorida State University1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP1995 - Present
SkiptracerCollection Services of Athens1993 - 1995
Corporation InformationFlorida Sectretary of State1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney GroupMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Piedmont Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Horton v. BurchSuperior Court Reversal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Athens Banner HeraldTeens Face Two Years Supervision2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of GeorgiaLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Piedmont CollegeBusiness InformationBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1993
Florida State University College of LawHumanities/ClassicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly meeting of Barrow County Chamber of CommerceBankruptcy and Real Estatate2010
Quarterly Meeting of Atlanta Home Builders AssociationAsset Protection2009