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Robert C. Gardella

Divorce and separation Attorney at Brighton, MI

4.8   18 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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Robert C. ("Bob") Gardella is a trial attorney and general practice attorney primarily serving Livingston County and southeast Michigan. His areas of practice are family law, divorce, collections, criminal defense, juvenile defense, corporate law, business law, limited liability companies, real estate, motor carrier law, personal injury, probate, wills and trusts, commercial law, and civil litigation. Mr. Gardella is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and before the U.S. District Courts for Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Gardella is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Advocacy, and earned a B.A. in Journalism from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan. He is a former law clerk to Livingston County 44th Circuit Court Judge Daniel Burress of Howell, Michigan, and a former associate attorney for Burchfield, Park & Associates, P.C. He is a former president of the Livingston County Bar Association. In addition, he is a former Chairman of the Representative Assembly for the State Bar of Michigan. He served on the Representative Assembly from 1999 through 2008. Also, he has served on the Board of Commissioners for the State Bar of Michigan from 2005 to 2008 and from 2014 to 2018. He was appointed in 2011 by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to serve as a member of Michigan Military Appeals Tribunal, and was re-appointed to that position in 2015 by Governor Rick Snyder and in 2020 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and the Livingston County Bar Association. Robert C. Gardella, PLLC, is AV-Rated, which is the highest designation for legal ability and ethical standards under Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating System.

Licensed for 29 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Bob | September 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks so much!!!
Lots of good information and lots of advise. Would highly recommend hiring Bob!!
Posted by Elaine | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
How did I do it? I called Bob!!
Bob helped me avoid litigation. He worked with great integrity and professionalism. He really cares to help.
Posted by Terry | July 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard Working Knowledgeable Attorney
Bob, Has helped me with several legal issues. Bob has always handled things in a very professional manner and he has a very broad scope of knowledge of the law. He has always been very responsive and an excellent communicator. All I can say when it comes to legal issues Bob is the attorney I would want setting next to me in a court of law.
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Posted by Fred | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney!
Several years ago, on strong family recommendation, my wife and I hired Robert Gardella to help set up our personal trusts. We were so impressed with him – and the experience was so seamless – that we hired him again last year to help settle my sister’s estate after her unexpected passing. Bob is a highly competent, client-focused attorney. We found him to be personable, uncommonly honest and exceptionally thorough in whatever legal matter he is addressing. He takes time to understand his clients’ goals and clearly explains his recommended approach to achieving those goals. Perhaps equally important is his responsiveness; he immediately returns calls and email requests for information – sometimes within an hour. We strongly recommend Bob Gardella to anyone requiring the kind of legal assistance he provides. He has earned our trust and, because of that, has become our “go to” attorney for any financial matters that require legal expertise.
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Posted by Chris | April 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Bob
I hired Bob to handel a court matter. Bob's knowledge of the process and what I would be facing were spot on. The thing I liked the most about Bob was his integrity. He did what he said he would and was actually able to speed up the process. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Bob has worked on several legal matters for me over the years and has always done a great job and delivered the results promised. He is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Joe | November 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bob Gardella is the best
I've hired Bob several times. He is a tireless advocate, one of the best attorneys in the state and a man of the highest integrity: He is completely trustworthy, which explains why he wins and saves clients money in the process.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
Bob handled a family court case for us. He was very compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. Bob was always available when we needed him during this process. He did a great job and his rates were quite reasonable.
Posted by Dennis | November 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and great to work with
Bob handled estate planning for my spouse and I, as well as for my parents. Since my mom passed he’s made himself available to answer questions and was consistently kind, during a trying time. His fees were fair and communication was excellent. I highly recommend Bob.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motor Carrier Law
I used Mr. Gardella to help me with a ticket I received for a motor carrier violation. He did a great job helping me and our company would highly recommend him. He knows a lot about motor carrier law.
Posted by Lawrence | March 15, 2015
Top Notch Person
Mr. Robert Gardella was the lawyer my sister and I were searching for to handle a Trust petition. Bob is very knowledge with trusts and the probate system. Bob took time to educate us the laws pertaining to revocable trusts and what we could do to get our voices heard. Bob took to heart this case and worked day and night seven days per week. He was the professional that the case needed. I know that he sacrificed his family time on this petition. Mr. Gardella was recommended by several lawyers as an excellent individual and they said we would be satisfied with the results, we were. I will recommend Mr. Gardella to you and any other person needing legal advise or representation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2014
hardworking and genuine attorney
I had the pleasure to work with Bob on my Driver's License restoration appeal, which I have filled myself and hired Bob halfway through the process. Due to my OWI over the past two years I had the pleasure (not really) working with several attorneys as this incident really screwed up my life (fighting for unemployment, fighting to keep my RN license, and the OWI case itself). I have to say that Bob was the only one who actually worked in order to prepare for my case (he even worked on weekends). He seems very genuine and compassionate. But at the same tame he does not sugarcoat, he told me to prepare for worst as the case was difficult and unusual but we won anyways. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2011
represented me in my divorce
Bob helped me so much. He listened. He cared about me as a person first, but also got tough as a legal representative when necessary. He made himself available and responded quickly, and with professionalism to each call. His humanity meant so much to me during such a tough time. If you retain this man you will have a strong advocate for what is right and fair. You will have someone who keeps you informed and who goes above and beyond to help you. Bob worked so hard for me and my child, to get the best outcome for us.
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Posted by robert | August 18, 2011
perfect experience
when I needed urgent help with a company sueing me I did a quick search for lawyers in my area and found robert. He made time for me that same day and in an hour resolved my my case. Robert explained to me what was going on in a way that gave me complete understanding and releif from worry. He also helped me avoid huge expence by making a phone call and securing my removal from the case. The law offices are centrally located and parking is easy. Every aspect of my experience was wonderful .
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2011
Extremely competent
Bob Gardella is an excellent attorney. He helped me through my divorce with professionalism and compassion. He employed his expertise to bring everything to a final conclusion in a timely manner even though there were some difficult jurisdictional issues involved. When you're going through something as traumatic as a divorce, it helps to have a lawyer you can trust to take care of the legal issues -- it's one less thing I had to worry about. I was VERY happy with the representation I was provided and would highly recommend Bob to anyone looking for a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Rebecca McGuire | August 1, 2010
Highly Recommended
Bob Gardella is an excellent attorney. He helped me through my divorce with professionalism and compassion. He employed his expertise to bring everything to a final conclusion in a timely manner even though there were some difficult jurisdictional issues involved. When you're going through something as traumatic as a divorce, it helps to have a lawyer you can trust to take care of the legal issues -- it's one less thing I had to worry about. I was VERY happy with the representation I was provided and would highly recommend Bob to anyone looking for a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Sandy M | May 14, 2010
Thankful for Bob!
I can't say enough great comments about Bob! My case went on for over a year and through it all he was consistent, knowledgable and patient! He not only knows the law well, but he knows the Judges and their decisions well. That makes a huge difference when you try to figure out whether or not you have a valid case. Being involved in a court case was not something that I enjoyed, but Bob made sure I was informed and prepared. He always made time to answer my questions. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would not use bobby
If you look at Bobs reviews , most current is 2018. I was yelled at, I was also cussed at. After the second appearance with Bob I told Bob I was firing him. He told me I had to come to his office, which wasn't happening. I was out the money for what he charged me, almost 3 years later I received a letter from a attorney saying I owed Bob more money. I paid him in full what he quoted me and fired him after 2 court dates.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Robert C. Gardella, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Robert C. Gardella, Attorney at Law
  • 1994 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Burchfield, Park & Associates, P.C.
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Clerk & Law Clerk
  • Office of Circuit Judge Daniel A. Burress
  • 1990 - 1993
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Consumer Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan, General Practice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Board of Commissioners
  • 2014 - 2018
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Chairman, Representative Assembly
  • 2007 - 2008
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Vice-Chair, Representative Assembly
  • 2006 - 2007
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Board of Commissioners
  • 2005 - 2008
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Clerk, Representative Assembly
  • 2005 - 2006
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Representative Assemly
  • 1999 - 2008
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2016
  • Fellow
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • U. S. Constitution Day Presentation
  • Components of Jury Trials and Bench Trials
  • 2015
  • Michigan Supreme Court Task Force on the Role of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Presentation of commentary
  • 2014
  • Michigan Senate Transportation Committee Hearing
  • Presentation of testimony in Support of Senate Bill 1307 as Lobbyist and Legal Counsel for Great Lakes Limousine Association
  • 2010
  • Representative Assembly
  • Chairman's Report
  • 2008
  • Mackinac Island Bar Leadership Conference
  • Representative Assembly
  • 2008
  • Limo Fest 2007
  • Transportation Law Update
  • 2007
  • Bar Leadership Conference
  • Representative Assembly
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Litigation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Gardella. I have worked with Bob on many cases, both on the same side and on opposing sides. He brings the highest charactor and professionalism to each and every case he handles. I fully endorse him and encourage those considering hiring Bob to do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
Divorce and separation
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Brighton Divorce and separation Lawyer Robert C. Gardella
Robert C. Gardella
Divorce and separation Attorney
Brighton, MI
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation