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Grace Ingrid Gardiner

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Attorney Grace Gardiner graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1998 and was admitted to the MN State Bar and US Distict Court Of MN that same year. While in Law School she represented Immigration Clients facing Deportation and Removal as well as those applying for greencards or naturalization with the immigration clinic offered by the school. In 1999 Attorney Gardiner was admitted to the KY Bar. From 1998 to 2000 Attorney Gardiner worked as a Public Defender and Prosecutor (Assistant County Attorney) in Paducah, KY handling Criminal Cases. From 2001 to 2002 she worked with the East Texas Legal Services.


Attorney Gardiner started her own law practice, Gardiner and Associates, Attorneys at Law in Texas in 2002. In 2004 she was admitted to the TN Supreme Court and the US District Court for Eastern Tennessee. She has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2005, which is how she stays up to date with all the new laws and procedures. In 2006 she was admitted to The United States Supreme Court. Attorney Gardiner has handled all aspects of immigration law from helping clients come to the US for Medical Care, for vacations, to attend school, to get married or to work for a US Employer, or to invest in the US Economy and supply jobs for ten or more US workers (EB5 Visas) and Naturalization Applications for civilians and members of the Armed Forces (military). Gardiner is currently preparing 601 Waiver applications before the consulates in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, and working on several deportation and removal cases as well as applications for Asylum before the Immigration Court, appearing before the Court of Appeals and State Supreme Court on Post Conviction matters, and Petition for Review before the Circuit Court of Appeals.


Attorney Gardiner has a Bachelors Degree in Science and Masters in Social Work from Howard University in Washington DC. Her scientific training helps her to get to the issues and her social work background helps her with listening and analyzing her clients’ legal needs. With her experience, she is able to offer her clients advice on the complexities of Immigration Law to effectively solve their immigration legal issues.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
    20 years
  2. Family: 10%
    18 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 10%
    18 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Frederick Walter Hoethke

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked around and observed Grace in court for many years now. She is extremely knowledgeable in the law, is a very effective advocate for all of her clients and has good relationships with all of the trustees.


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Contact info

Gardiner & Associates, Attorneys at Law

5401 Kingston Pike Ste 520
Knoxville, TN, 37919

Gardiner Immigration PA

13902 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 210
Tampa, FL, 33618-2424



KYAuthorized to practice law199908/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers In TennesseeThe Legal Network2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top Lawyers In TennesseeThe Legal Network2015
Top immigration AttorneysCity View Magazine2014
Immigration and Naturalization AttorneyCity View Magazine2013
Top Lawyers In TennesseeThe Legal Network2013
Immigration and Naturalization AttorneeysCity View Magazine2011
immigration and Naturalization Atty of Knoxville TNCityView Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyGardiner and Associates2002 - Present
Attorney-Supervisor HousingEast Texas Legal Services2001 - 2002
Asst County AttorneyMcCracken County Attorney's Office2000 - 2000
Asst. Public DefenderDepartment of Public Advocacy1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1995 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaJustice2011 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Howard UniversitySocial WorkMSW-MASTERS1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business MeetingEB5 Investing in a Regional Center2010