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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 through the present. He was appointed in 2011 by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to serve as a member of Michigan Military Appeals Tribunal. 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.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 20%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Debt Collection: 20%
  4. Divorce: 20%
  5. Family: 20%



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    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.


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Contact info

Gardella Robert C Attorney

134 N. First Street
Suite 201
Brighton, MI, 48116-1264


MIActive And In Good Standing199305/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowMichigan State Bar Foundation2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawRobert C. Gardella, PLLC2007 - Present
Attorney at LawRobert C. Gardella, Attorney at Law1994 - 2007
Associate AttorneyBurchfield, Park & Associates, P.C.1993 - 1994
Clerk & Law ClerkOffice of Circuit Judge Daniel A. Burress1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMember, Board of Commissioners2014 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1993 - Present
Livingston County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Consumer Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
Livingston County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, General Practice SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganChairman, Representative Assembly2007 - 2008
State Bar of MichiganVice-Chair, Representative Assembly2006 - 2007
State Bar of MichiganClerk, Representative Assembly2005 - 2006
State Bar of MichiganMember, Board of Commissioners2005 - 2008
State Bar of MichiganMember, Representative Assemly1999 - 2008
Livingston County Bar AssociationPresident1998 - 1999
Livingston County Bar AssociationVice President1997 - 1998
Livingston County Bar AssociationSecretary-Treasurer1996 - 1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Michigan State UniversityJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
U. S. Constitution Day PresentationComponents of Jury Trials and Bench Trials2015
Michigan Supreme Court Task Force on the Role of the State Bar of MichiganPresentation of commentary2014
Michigan Senate Transportation Committee HearingPresentation of testimony in Support of Senate Bill 1307 as Lobbyist and Legal Counsel for Great Lakes Limousine Association2010
Representative AssemblyChairman's Report2008
Mackinac Island Bar Leadership ConferenceRepresentative Assembly2008
Limo Fest 2007Transportation Law Update2007
Bar Leadership ConferenceRepresentative Assembly2007