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David Bellamy Gardner


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David B. Gardner has 35+ years of professional legal experience advising clients on US Immigration, International Business and Taxation matters. Mr. Gardner was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1974, and as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1984. He became a member of the California Bar in 1979 and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated from the University of Sussex, in England with a Bachelors’ degree in Law, with honors in 1974. He completed graduate studies at Northrop University, California (now University of West Los Angeles), with a Master’s degree in Taxation in 1980 and subsequently taught at Northrop University as an Adjunct Professor of International Taxation. He is the author of: "IRS, INS and Foreign Entertainers," Hastings Law Review, Summer, 1983 and has written numerous articles and spoken on immigration law and practice. He founded the Law Offices of David B. Gardner in 1985 as an international law practice and since 1996, following a law firm merger, has practiced exclusively in the areas of Immigration and Nationality Law.


Mr. Gardner is Certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. He represents clients in all types of immigration cases before Agencies of the Department of Homeland Security, the Executive Office for Immigration Review and in the Federal District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal. He was lead counsel in Vukmirovic v. Ashcroft, 362 F. 3d 1247(9th Cir. 2004). and Vukimorivic v Holder (9th Cir Sept 2010).


Mr. Gardner was co-founder of several non for profit organizations including the Spirit of Youth foundation (an exchange program between under-privileged youth from Los Angeles and in the United Kingdom); the California Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Southern California Israel Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the honor of Cavillieri by the Government of Italy for legal services on behalf of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles. He is a past president of Bnai David Judea Congregation in Los Angeles and continues to be active in a variety of local and international community organizations.



Languages spoken: Spanish, Turkish, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    37 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. International Law: 5%
    37 years, 1 thousand cases



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  • Nathalie M-F Gottschalk

    I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together in several business immigration matters. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.


    Nathalie Gottschalk Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Charles Doland

    I endorse this lawyer. David is way beyond average in intelligence, analysis, and giving full thought to the human side that goes with all immigration questions. His fees are very reasonable for our community considering his years of experience and sophistication. I never worry when I refer a client to David which I have done many times over the past years.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of David B. Gardner

6300 Wilshire Boulevard.
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA, 90048


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
CavalieriItalian Government1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of David B. Gardner1985 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Offshore Investment MagazineUses of Abuses of Offshore Planning1989
Hastings Law ReviewIRS, INS and Foreign Entertainers1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northrop UniversityN/AMA - Masters1980
University of SussexLawBA - Bachelor of Arts1974