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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Owner||Law Office of Mark Gardner||2005 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Cuyahoga County Community College||2002 - 2002|
|Prosecuting Attorney||City of Geneva||1999 - 2003|
|Partner||Gardner & Kucharski||1997 - 2004|
|Ass't Lake County Public Defender||Lake County Public Defender's Office||1993 - 1997|
|Weapons Controller||U S Coast Guard||1986 - 1990|
|Intelligence Operations||U.S. Air Force||1982 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Chairman||1998 - 1999|
|Case Western Reserve University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|State University of New York, Empire State College||Business Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||1990|
|Annual DUI Seminar||Standardized Field Sobriety Tests||2013|
Posted by Rachel
I was issued a traffic citation that, if convicted, carried a very heavy fine, serious jail time, and enough points to have my license suspended. Of course, I needed a lawyer to fight for me. I chose Mark. Like another reviewer, I found him randomly after a Google search and I'm extremely happy I did. Mr. Gardner responded to my inquiry the same day I contacted the office via email. After that we corresponded via text and email frequently until the day of the case. He was very reassuring and professional. I believe the outcome of the case could have been much worse without my lawyer present. Mr. Gardner was able to speak with the court and have my charges reduced to a manageable fee and only two points altogether on my license with no suspension. Mark is a lawyer that is easy to talk to and always treated me with respect and without judgment. Thanks, Mr. Gardner!
Posted by James
Any professional driver will tell you that protecting your CDL is extremely important, ranking second only to the safe operation of your equipment. Merely having a CDL alone will not guarantee you work in this business. What's listed in your driver's abstract can be the difference between a bad job and a great job, or even having a job at all. Of course when you drive close to 150,000 miles a year things can happen, whether it's fair or not. In my case I made the mistake of reading a sign marked 'receiving' with a guide arrow and turning in that direction, only to find I had just turned into a tight parking lot with parked cars on both sides of me with no way to back out into the street again. With no one to guide me out I attempted to back out blindly, only to strike a green fire hydrant hidden by tall green crab grass. Talk about your bad luck! The incident led to a citation being issued against my license. I'm proud of the fact that I have never had a moving violation on my record when driving a CMV. Being as I was from out of state, I knew I needed an advocate well versed on Ohio law where it pertained to CDL holders. I was very fortunate to have found attorney Mark Gardner. Mark truly rose to the occasion, not only handling the business of representing my interests in court but also facilitating the restitution to the city for the damaged fire hydrant. By stepping up and taking control of these matters, I was able to focus my energies on running my business without the distractions of court. In the end, my case was dismissed entirely, and I never had to make an appearance in court. All the incident cost me was court costs, and a very reasonable attorney fee. Oh yeah, and the cost for fixing the broken fire hydrant. (Hey, when you make a mess, you gotta clean it up, right?) But best of all my driver's abstract remains intact, and whether your a company driver or an owner/operator like me, that driver's abstract can make a huge difference. You need to keep it clean to earn. That's why I wholeheartedly recommend Mark Gardner should you find yourself in a similar situation as I was in. He's honest . . . . and he knows what he's doing.
Christopher Leroi, Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Gardner is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you.