|Associate||Kirkland & Ellis||1997 - 2006|
|Partner||Connally & Gardner LLP||1997 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Claremont Educational Foundation||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Inland Empire Legal Association of Women||President||2009 - Present|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Western San Bernardino County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association Bulletin||Representing Students at Expulsion Hearings||2008|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association Bulletin||Key Comparisons of Adult Criminal and Juvenile Defense||2007|
|UC Davis SOL King Hall||N/A||Law||1997|
|Univ of Redlands||Political Science||undergraduate||1994|
Posted by anonymous
I was an immigrant and got booked in a case misdemenor. Marcie helped me in getting my court date preponed and get a quicker judgement as my visa was expiring. Thank you Marcie.
Posted by Brian
Our family retained Marcie Gardner to represent our Mom when she was arrested for our Dad’s mercy killing. This was an extremely complicated and challenging case for the best Attorneys out there. The DA charged our Mom with First Degree Murder. Dad was in a Nursing Home, almost completely non-responsive, and probably had weeks to live. Mom has always been an upstanding, caring person who has always gone out of her way to help others at her own expense. She has been helping Dad stay at home for decades since his disability started and always put his health before hers. She has many medical issues of her own, and is an extremely fragile Diabetic. When Dad passed away, the Police questioned Mom and she made a very damaging statement to them. In the beginning, we were not even aware that the Police were considering Dad’s death as a crime. We thought he had passed away of Natural Causes. They simply stated that they needed to ask Mom some questions. Mom’s statement combined with other evidence gave the Police cause to arrest her and charge her. We contacted Marcie after researching Criminal Defense Attorneys and reading so many positive reviews online about her. We talked to another Attorney who was significantly more expensive and not as seasoned in this type of challenging case. Marcie took the case and never looked back. She is well respected by the courts and DA office as an excellent Attorney. Marcie was always understanding, caring and patient with Mom despite often having to explain many things multiple times to make sure she understood. She never sugar coated anything and always gave multiple options. She took the time to make sure that everyone in the Family understood the options, along with the pros and cons. Over the course of 9 months trying to get the best possible outcome for Mom and the entire Family, there were several curve balls that came up from the DA. Marcie took them in stride and adapted without blinking an eye. When Mom was having serious episodes of Low Blood Sugar, Marcie went above and beyond getting the court to provide a court order to West Valley Detention Center to ensure that her medical needs were being met. Even though the Court doesn’t have jurisdiction over the jail, it was enough to get the Jail’s attention and start taking her Diabetes more seriously. West Valley consulted with her Diabetic Doctor to make sure that her Diabetes was being handled appropriately. The end result of this case was getting a reduced plea for Voluntary Manslaughter with 3 Years. That was the lowest possible term for Voluntary Manslaughter. Marcie went through extensive lengths of providing additional mitigating information and meeting with the DA to try to get the lesser charge of Involuntary Manslaughter. In spite of Family talking with the DA directly (multiple times) and Marcie putting together the best possible argument for reducing the plea (meeting face to face with the decision makers), the DA’s office was not willing to go any lower on the plea. Unfortunately, many times the DA’s decisions are driven by Politics and they don’t want to appear “soft” regardless of how many mitigating factors you put in front of them. Even though it was absolutely the only option that we would have short of taking it to trail, I could tell that this outcome bothered Marcie personally and she truly cared about Mom. She was doing everything possible to try to get Probation so she could be released. Because of Mom’s health issues, anything over 3 years had a very strong possibility of her not living to see freedom due to her Diabetic challenges. With 3 years, at least there was light at the end of the tunnel. Marcie’s costs were significantly lower than many other Attorneys. We would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone who is in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney. We wish the circumstances of meeting Marcie were different - but in spite of that our Family not only considers her an excellent Attorney, but also a Friend.
Posted by anonymous
I was facing felony charges of grand theft and possession of stolen property. My family and I never had to deal with accusations or court proceedings of any kind before. Unfortunately, we went through two other attorneys who were incompetent (in my opinion) before finding Marcie! From the beginning Marcie was committed to defending my cause working late nights and weekends with me. We forged a solid partnership and shared lots of information as we built up our defense. Marcie's experience and expertise is unmatched in my opinion. Ultimately, after a year and a half and a trial the charges were dismissed and I am able to begin moving forward with my life.
Marcie's representation rates are more than fair for her level of commitment and experience.
Thank You Marcie for your professionalism and believing in my innocence. My family and I are in a better place today with your help.
Gary Smith, Criminal defense Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Gardner enjoys the reputation of an experienced and ethical lawyer. She can be counted on to do what is right, and to know what is right. I have know her for some time now, and if I were in trouble, I would call her for help. If you or a loved one, or a Juvenile is in trouble, call Marcie. She will know what to do, and will do it very well.
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