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Gary A. Gardner

Divorce and separation Attorney at Traverse City, MI

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1995
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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I enjoy a legal challenge.  I also enjoy my time away from the office and courtroom, as a human being, walking the planet.  Jazz, real jazz, is my music of choice.  If you are in the Traverse City area, you might just spot me walking with my canine companion, as I frequently do.  You might even meet Milo at the office!  Often my best ideas, for cases and legal problems, come to me while walking with him.  

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Gary A. Gardner
735 S Garfield Ave Ste 202
Traverse City, MI, 49686


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Posted by PJ | May 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dealing with Landlords can be a scary thing. Your entire household is on the line. Gary was calming and patient and explained what could and could not be done; what my options were; the best course of action and WHY. Legalese can be very tricky and landlords have the upper hand and lawyers of their own AND they have dealt with this kind of situation multiple times. So has Gary. He made the best of a very difficult situation and crafted a positive outcome. Money very, very well spent. Highly recommended and a great guy as well!
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was new to town and needed a lawyer to help me navigate some messy issues. Mr Gardner and his staff were reliable, kind, understanding and supportive. I felt they truly were looking out for me and helped me understand every step. I felt their expertise and support thru the whole process, both in office and in court. In fact I sought their legal counsel again recently becausei truly trust and appreciate their service. I would highly recommend Mr Gardner and his staff.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
My company retained Mr. Gardner to pursue a breach of contract action and recover damages. Mr. Gardner was timely, professional and accomplished our objective in a cost-effective manner. I would highly recommend Gary Gardner and the Rosi & Gardner law firm.
Posted by Nancy | February 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Professional, Compassionate and a Great Communicator
I hired Gary Gardner to handle my divorce after firing an incompetent attorney. Mr. Gardner is experienced and truly listens to your requests and needs, which is the support you need at such a difficult and emotional time. He is someone I trust and I feel secure in trusting his advice. Mr.Gardner has always been quick to respond to my phone calls and emails. When there is an update regarding my case, he is quick to inform me. No need to chase him down! I find him to be compassionate and truthful. The support staff in his office is Professional, Friendly and Competent. At our first meeting I felt such a relief that he was going to take over my case. Sometimes you just know when someone is the right fit for you. I certainly did not feel this way with my first attorney and I feel lucky to have him representing me. Gary has and continues to present me with multiple options to every situation that arises, in addition to fully explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each option before my decision. This has made it easier for me to choose my direction. In short, I would recommend Gary Gardner to anyone in need of a Professional, Experienced and Efficient Attorney that has his client's best interests at heart.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 185-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & President
  • Rosi & Gardner, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • Smith & Johnson Attorneys, PC
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Staff Attorney
  • Uaw Gm Legal Services Plan
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Services Of Eastern Michigan
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Beloit College
  • Certificate
  • 1992
  • Monmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Kares v Kares & E-Z Erectors, Inc.
  • Successfully enforced child & spousal support and attorney fee awards from New Jersey


  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Kiwanis Club of Traverse City
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Attorney "Gold Club"
  • Saginaw County Bar Association
  • 1997


  • Michigan Bar Journal
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Implications for 1999 and Beyond
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Creditors Rights Institute
  • Post-Judgment Collection
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Gary
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is a smart, hard working and trusted attorney. Over many years and many cases I have found him to be strong advocate for his clients and to be reasonable in reaching solutions to difficult issues."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have opposed Gary Gardner on a number of cases throughout the years. Gary knows the law; is even tempered, is mindful of his client's objectives and is pragmatic in his approach on the cases we have had together. Gary is trained in Collaborative law and has been an effective collaborative lawyer on our mutual cases. I respect Gary Gardner and endorse his capabilities as a family law attorney."
Divorce and separation
Traverse City Divorce and separation Lawyer Gary A. Gardner
Gary A. Gardner
Divorce and separation Attorney
Traverse City, MI
Licensed for 27 years