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Samuel Maxwell Gardner

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   38 reviews

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I have extensively studied Texas criminal law and know how to target weaknesses in police investigations and the prosecution’s argument. My goal is to obtain a dismissal for every clients’ case. When this is not possible, I run through possible outcomes with my clients and help them decide on a strategy that best aligns with their goals. I spare no effort when fighting for the best possible outcome for my clients.

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Licensed for 13 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/23/2022

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Samuel M. Gardner Attorney At Law
1004 Prairie Street
2nd Floor
Houston, TX, 77002

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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Samuel Gardner is a great attorney
Mr. Samuel Gardner is a great attorney that helped me with a serious case. He was straight forward and offered factual legal advise and options throughout the whole process. After getting me a good plea deal Mr. Gardner was able to get my case sealed right away despite the prosecution being in opposition. We came out on top in the end and I appreciate the effort he put in.
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Posted by Zoe Ndomba | May 15, 2019
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He Is the Best Lawyer
I would like to Thanks Mr Samuel Gardner for saving my life and future.He was right there with me during the all process which last 3 years and finally he had my two cases dismissed a felony and misdeamenor family violence cases. I recommend Mr Gardner if you are looking for a lawyer, he would work with you as far as financially and how to beat your case. I wish him all the best and say again..Thank You cause you saved my LIFE.
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Posted by Trenis | May 10, 2019
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THE BEST IN HOUSTON
Well I really don't know where to begin. Attorney Samuel is the best attorney you will probably be able to find in Houston. I had call his office twice, and then I made an appointment to go in. Once we talk about my case. We went to court the next day. And Attorney Samuel got my case dismissed. So if you are in the market and looking for an attorney. Attorney Samuel Gardner should be your only choice.
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Posted by Chris | April 5, 2019
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Excellent Attorney/5 Stars
I hired Samuel Gardner to represent me during a criminal trespassing with a deadly weapon case. He is very professional. He explained the process to me and never gave me false hope. He was very knowledgeable of the rules and policies around my case. What I expected to take 6 plus months to get dismissed, Samuel was able to get it dismissed by court date #2 (less than 3 months)
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Posted by Martha | September 6, 2018
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Attorney Gardner focuses on Dismissals where Applicable!
Atty Samuel Gardner succeeded in getting my case Dismissed. I’m a Retired Federal Govt Officer. Mr Gardner’s focus on facts, his understanding of Court Process; his listening and analytical skills were crucial in presenting my case. He offered to examine all data, videos etc, crucial in proving my case. Thanx to him, I can continúe my clean record. I totally recommend him, upfront, no hidden fees, payment options, great location.
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Posted by Jeanette | August 14, 2018
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Excellent
Amazing attorney. Highly recommended. Everything he told me was exactly how it would happen which was, case dismissed! Very honest and up front.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2018
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Excellent attorney
Mr. Gardner did an excellent job getting my fines to the lowest possible amount and getting me a very reasonable probation for the crime I was charged with. He answered all of my questions, and helped to keep me out of jail.
Posted by Kimberly | February 8, 2018
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One of the best lawyers in Houston
Mr. Gardner was very honest and straight to the point. Was very patient and understanding when he heard my case. Always responded back in a reasonable time whenever I reached out with a question or concern. He is truly one of the best lawyers in Houston.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Mr.Gardner was fantastic from the moment I contacted him in regards to my dwi, told him very early on I wanted to get this taken care of ,was able to get my case completed in less than 3 months. Made this very difficult process so much easier by being available anytime I had a question and being honest and upfront with me until the end.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2017
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Need a reliable, intelligant, aggresive & quick to point out the facts defense attorney?
Mr. Gardner did an extraordinary job. He was very quick and on point at all times keeping the jury in this case up to date with the facts and laws. By him bringing out the facts that mattered and objecting all those that were irrelevant I believe the jury seen that the case they were hearing was not a murder with a sentence of 25 years to life and reduced charges to negligent homicide with a sentence of 15 months. Highly recommended!!!!
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Posted by Clemente | March 21, 2017
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Great lawyer case dismissed racing on hwy
Very good lawyer got my case dismissed very punctual on court dates
Posted by Christina | March 15, 2017
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Awesome Lawyer!!!
Awesome Lawyer!! Just when I thought I was about to lose everything for making a bad mistake, I talk with Samuel and he gave me hope and in which my case got dismiss. Very professional and straight up. Awesome guy!! We'll be recommending him to my family & friends!
Posted by Mr. Corey Moore | February 20, 2017
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Mr. Corey Moore
Always there for me with answers to any question. I would recommend Sam to anyone he is timely and a great attorney to have on your side. Got my case dismissed and resolved swiftly and within a reasonable budget. Thanks again Sam I have your number locked.
Posted by Joel | August 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jury trial: Not guilty
My ex-girlfriend told the police that I severely beat her up. The investigator nor the prosecutor wanted to hear my side of the story. Shortly after, I was arrested and sent to prison. When I was released, I did a very stringent search for the best criminal lawyers in Houston. Upon meeting Sam, I knew that I had found exactly what I was looking for. Mr. Gardener was always on time, straight forward, and down to earth. When the DA decided they wanted to push forward, Sam believed that we had a shot to win. The case came, and I did everything Mr. Gardener told me to do. After a long jury trial and a ten-minute jury decision, I was found not guilty! Sam is always dressed sharply, very cordial, and really understands people. I will always keep Mr. Gardener on retainer, in case I have any problems. THANK YOU SAM!
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Posted by Mike | May 26, 2016
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Very accessible
Mr Gardner was very accessible, I could reach him through text, phone call or email. My case took a while to resolve but I felt taken care of.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Work!
Mr. Gardner is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. He took my case and worked diligently to get it dismissed! Thank you, Samuel Gardner.
Posted by Angel | March 31, 2016
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Best Lawyer in Houston and surrounding areas. Case dismissed!!
I was charged with POM while three other adults were present. I took my case to Samuel Gardner he reviewed my case told me what could be the best/worst case scenario. After a couple of months my case was dismissed! Thanks for helping me achieve my goal with this case! Samuel Gardner is the best and I'd recommend him to anyone with a criminal case....
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Posted by Kenneth J | March 21, 2016
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Great Attorney
This was one of the best attorneys I've ever had. He's straight forward and knowledgeable of the law. I would recommend me Mr. Gardner to anyone who looking to either beat there case or get the best deal possible. I've a long criminal history and I just knew that I was facing some time; However, I'm free thanks to Mr Gardner. He not like other attorney he let you know the truth from the beginning and does exactly what he says he'll do. Thanks a lot.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2015
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Samuel Gardner is true to his word!
I decided to Hire Samuel Gardner to represent me in a Terroristic Threat case. After going over the facts of the case, Samuel was able to guarantee his services and get the charge dismissed. Mr. Gardner kept me in the loop throughout the whole ordeal and was always punctual to my court dates. Ultimately, Mr. Samuel Gardner delivered on his word and had the case thrown out. Samuel Gardner is a true professional!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2015
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Best Attorney Ever
Mr. Gardner represented me recently and I highly recommend him if you need a lawyer. Not only did he get me a great outcome, but he also treated me and my family with respect. He worked on my case diligently and as a result, I was able to avoid time in jail. He cares about his clients. Watching how many other lawyers treated their clients made me realize how blessed I was to find him. No other attorney will work as hard as Mr. Gardner to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Samuel M. Gardner Attorney At Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Research
  • Earl Carl Institute
  • 2009 - 2010
  • City Ordinance Development
  • City of Houston Legal Department
  • 2008 - 2009

Education

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • California State University Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • 2054597
  • Case Dismissed
  • 2054369
  • Case Dismissed
  • 2014498
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Admitted
  • Southern District of Texas
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Importance of Protecting Your Record
  • Nondisclosure and Expunction
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Samuel is a competent and experienced criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a great attorney/advocate for his clients. He provides great service and is extremely knowledgeable about current laws. I don't hesitate endorsing this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When I work a case with Sam I know he will be professional at all times. He's always prepared. He's knowledgeable on the law. He always does the best for his clients and keeps them informed. There are no unpleasant surprises when I work with Sam."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Gardner. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samuel is an exceptional criminal defense attorney, with an high caliber expertise and professionalism that is highly respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samuel is an excellent attorney and I am proud to say that I know him and would happily refer anyone facing criminal charges to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great source of help with your Accident or Injury concerns!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. Gardner because he is diligent about his work and treats his clients with respect."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam did a great job for my client in a personal injury lawsuit. He found them assistance in obtaining a doctor and got them the money they so needed and deserved. Everything was explained in a timely fashion and made my clients happy with his service and my referral."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He would be a great attorney to have on your side!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Samuel Gardner is a seasoned professional and highly respected. I have sought his advice on many occasions, I routinely refer clients to him. He is an honest and trustworthy advisor and advocate for his clients. As a professional colleague I believe he is an outstanding member of the Criminal Defense Bar."
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