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Gary E. Gardner

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dearborn, MI

4.7   33 reviews

Licensed for 40 years

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Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    16%
    If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody.

    40 years, 200 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    16%
    f you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Gardner can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

    40 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Family
    16%
    Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.

    40 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    15%
    If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you may require the services of a criminal defense attorney to present your defense or negotiate a penalty. As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should seek a criminal defense attorney who has worked on your particular type of case to provide you with the best defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows what information the government will need to prove your guilt. The defense attorney

    40 years

  5. Child support
    12%
    If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge m

    40 years, 400 cases

  6. DUI and DWI
    5%
    If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate l

    40 years, 250 cases

  7. Domestic violence
    5%
    If you are involved in a domestic violence case, you may want to hire an experienced domestic violence (DV) lawyer. A DV attorney can help protect you if you or your family have been the victim of domestic violence. An attorney can file restraining orders and make changes to your child custody agreement in order to protect you and your family. Conversely, if you have been accused of physically or mentally threatening someone close to you (e.g., a family member, boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner)

    40 years, 100 cases

  8. Landlord or tenant
    5%
    Landlord tenant law concerns landlord and tenants' rights and responsibilities. Because the apartment you rent is your own personal space, the law places many limits on landlords' activities. For example, if a landlord tries to make you move without giving you enough notice, or ignores a rat infestation in your apartment, a landlord / tenant lawyer knows what options you have as a tenant. On the other hand, a landlord / tenant lawyer also helps landlords who have tenants breaking rules, such as

    40 years, 100 cases

  9. Residential real estate
    5%
    A residential real estate lawyer deals with all home-ownership issues, including the purchase, sale, ownership, occupancy, and use of condos, apartments, single-family houses, and other living spaces. Typical problems a residential real estate lawyer can resolve include disputes between home buyers, real estate agents and brokers, home sellers, home builders, escrow companies, and lending banks. Because home ownership is the biggest investment most people make, you need to support every transact

    40 years, 100 cases

  10. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    If the police give you a ticket for violating traffic laws (quite often for speeding), you may require the services of a traffic ticket lawyer (sometimes called a speeding ticket lawyer) to help you through traffic court. Traffic ticket lawyers know which people to talk to at court and the kind of deals they are willing to make. The traffic ticket lawyer will also know the specific types of proof the officer must submit to the court and when there is not enough information to support the traffic

    40 years, 250 cases

For over 37 years I have been an active litigation attorney. On average I get to court once a day every day the Wayne County Circuit Court or local District Courts in Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties.

 

I am the founder and original president of The Wayne County Family Law Bar Association, and was appointed as a special master to hear personal protection order cases in Wayne County.

 

Licensed for 40 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by Aurelio | November 20, 2018
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Satisfied customers
Mr. Gardner got my child support payment reduced Life been a lot smoother since then I thank you so much
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2018
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Simply the best
This is my guy right here! Never disappointed with his services, ever!!! Thank you! Highly recommend!!!
Posted by Robin | September 21, 2022
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Very Pleased
Gary helped us with a Ladybird title. Very informative.... Gary even came to our home.
Posted by Joe J. | May 31, 2022
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5 Star Lawyer
I found Mr. Gardner to be very likable, and easy to talk with. He listens to your case fully then gives careful advice. He is very efficient with his time and charges. It turned out I did not go on to finalize my separation, and Gary’s demeanor was at least part of the reason. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Asad | May 11, 2022
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Great divorce lawyer
Did a great job, relatively accomodating, most importantly quick to contact, pick up the phone, answer questions etc
Posted by Rob | April 24, 2022
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Disturbance the peace, OWI, & fleeing OWI !!!!
After the mess that I put myself in I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of my 3 cases, Mr. Gardner Worked very hard with getting me the best judgment on my case. Thanks again Gary!
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
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10/10 recommended!
Professional, knowledgable, and honest. Thank you for all your hard work. Mr Gardener made the process quick and easy.
Posted by Hassan | March 9, 2022
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Awesome lawyer
Mr. Gardner got me out of trouble and saved my reputation. He managed to get my misdemeanor dropped. I can finally breathe In peace.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2022
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Sr. Legal Adviser
Top notch legal representation. Was very satisfied with the resolution and legal services provided.
Posted by Oliver | September 28, 2021
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Knowledgeable, smart, hard working and professional lawyer
I was referred to Mr. Gardner 2 weeks prior to an unfortunate event that happened to me that almost destroyed my reputation ( family matter). I was very pleased with Mr. Gardner level of expertise, professionalism, years of experience and certainly his quiet and reassuring aura that personally or any other person would feel in good hand with a smart lawyer. He has handled my case wisely and responsibly ( given the circumstances) with the understanding that one’s reputation is protected fairly. He respects all of clients and would even give out his personal contact for emergencies. I had access to his email 24/7. He is very quick to get matters resolved. I was referred by few of his client who spoke highly of him… and to my surprise , Mr. Gardner was more than I expected. I would recommend him to anyone. Do not hesitate to take advantage of his friendly free consultation. In my Opinion, he is very humble and down to earth… reasonable in his fees and works hard to his client’s satisfactions. Not only he is your lawyer, he is also you caring friend that listens to your concerns and acts accordingly. In conclusion, I would recommend Mr. Gardner to anyone seeking for a compassionate and knowledgeable lawyer. Kudos and Thumbs Up!
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Posted by Michael | August 6, 2021
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Contract Review
Mr. Gardner was very helpful my entire process. Very informative and reassuring with reviewing of a contract, definitely recommend for future work.
Posted by Sandra | May 21, 2021
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Completely satisfied
I wish I would have sought help sooner. Gary Gardner helped solve my issues, and did so much more than I expected at a very good price. So much weight has been lifted from my shoulders.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2021
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One of a Kind
Attorney Gardner is patient and understanding. He aided in my case and clarified specific elements that made the process better. Professional, attentive and an overall friendly individual. Highly recommend!
Posted by Ron | February 18, 2021
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Cimino divorce case
Gary did an outstanding job with a difficult circumstance. Gary was very professional, kind and thorough. I would strongly recommend Gary to anyone in need of excellent attorney services.
Posted by Nate | January 16, 2021
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Truck Rental Mischarge Consultation
This past fall I was overcharged with alleged damage to a truck I rented for moving. Confident there was no such damage, I contacted Mr. Gardner for some help and guidance. Ultimately, due to his direction and assistance, I was reimbursed for the damage charges. Mr. Gardner's knowledge and experience with these matters is unmatched. He is determined to achieve results for his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a good lawyer.
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Posted by Mohammed | December 3, 2020
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Parenting Time
Mr. Garner was very attentive with my case, professional via zoom and I was awarded everything I initially asked for and more in regards to my parenting time. Awesome communication during the whole process.
Posted by Neda | October 21, 2020
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Guardian Papers
Hired Mr. Gardner to represent me in retaining guardianship of my granddaughter, he was kind and very professional, he took charge and did all of the work for me. I would definately recommend him for any case that you might have.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2020
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Perfect attorney
Amazing and quick!!! He made me feel so comfortable about something that’s so scary ... on top of things and ready to go
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2020
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Professional and fast
Was able to get me out of a ticket using his expertise! Highly recommend him.
Posted by Wayne | July 29, 2020
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Great Service!
Gary was a pleasure - very personable, knowledgeable, and professional. He explained things in detail and made them easy to understand.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Gary Edward Gardner, P.C>
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD
  • 1981
  • Michigan State University
  • BA
  • 1975

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted
  • 1986 - Present
  • United States States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Admitted
  • 1982 - Present
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1982 - Present
  • Wayne County Family Law Bar Association
  • President
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Law Practice Mangement Council, State Bar of Michgian
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Dearborn Bar Association
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • State Bar of Michigan Domestic Violence Committee
  • 1996
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