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D. Max Gardner

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Max Gardner

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Attorney representing people and small businesses with debtor/creditor issues. Bankruptcy, student loan, Social Security & Medi Cal counseling.

    34 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Representing debtors, creditors and trustees in simple to complex Chapter 7 matters.

    34 years

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Representing debtors and creditors in small business Chapter 11 reorganization.

    34 years

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Representing individuals, couples in personal and small business Chapter 13 matters.

    34 years

  5. Litigation
    Business litigation arising out of debtor/creditor issues.

    34 years

Experienced, hard-working and dedicated to providing the best service possible to my clients.


D. Max Gardner, Attorney at Law
930 Truxtun
Suite 206
Bakersfield, CA, 93301

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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I'm glad that Google led us to Max. We hired him to represent us in bankruptcy court, and he and Lisa at the office helped us through the scary process. He was always available to answer questions via email too. We like him and would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Carolyn | June 6, 2015
Highly recommend
I was so impressed with Mr. Gardner and his staff. An associate of mine referred me to him. Firstly, I was impressed with his background and education. Secondly, I was impressed because he seemed to demonstrate good moral character. Thirdly, he was very knowledgeable, and anticipated my questions and answered them before I even asked. His paralegal was on top of everything. He and his entire staff were extremely polite and professional throughout the entire experience.
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Posted by Jackie | March 13, 2015
Simply amazing, professional and considerate
I filed a few months ago with Mr. Gardner and I went in overwhelmed with frustration. He was extremely helpful and was able to assist me with all my questions and concerns. He was considerate of my circumstances and explained different scenarios he has encounters. He made me feel that I mattered. I still left his office and looked around for other lawyers and honestly he was the one who answered all my questions and concerns, knowledgeable, understanding, and he wasn't trying to charge ridiculously like the other lawyers. I felt comfortable with returning to him and filing and he was able to discharge my case with a few months without having to go to court. I have been recommending him since December 2014 when I received my discharge papers. Mr. Gardner and staff were very professional and kept me informed on all the process and updates within the few months we waited for my case to go through. Simple a Great and honorable lawyer Mr. Gardner is!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
Great Work Fair Price
Mr. Gardner is a knowledgeable and competent attorney. He did a great job for my family and I would recommend him for anyone seeking assistance regarding bankruptcy as an option.
Posted by DC | March 11, 2015
Highly Reccomended Attorney
Mr. Gardner assisted me in my bankruptcy 5 years ago. He is extremely knowledgeable and quick acting. Although a bankruptcy is never easy, he walked me through the entire process with the genuine professionalism. He maintains a calm demeanor which makes you feel comfortable. He has continued to represent me to the end of my 60 month obligation and with further proceedings needed. Max responds quickly to questions and explains things in a manner that anyone can understand. If you are looking for a great Bankruptcy Attorney he is your man!
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Posted by Aldo | March 11, 2015
Trustworthy and Competent
Attorney Max Gardner has been an extremely valid and efficient lawyer. He puts many more hours into his work than other lawyers I've dealt with in the past. This adds further value to his work. Those who will have the opportunity to be represented by Gardner will certainly agree with me.
Posted by Joe | February 24, 2015
What a great guy!
Mr. Gardner helped us with all aspects of our bankruptcy case. He guided us along the entire process and made everything quick, easy, and painless. We would highly recommend him for anyone who needs a trustworthy bankruptcy lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2015
A True Professional
I can honestly say that Mr. Gardner went above and beyond when he helped my family get through a hard time. His dedication to my family's legal matters was apparent each time my mother and I worked with him. I highly recommend Mr. Gardner.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Young Wooldridge
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Young Wooldridge
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of D. Max Gardner
  • 1995 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Noriega & Alexander
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Leonard K. Welsh
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Young Wooldridge
  • 1987 - 1990
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  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • Consumer Credit Counselors of Kern and Tulare County
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Legacy Family Services
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • KCBA Bankruptcy Section
  • President
  • 2012 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with David for many years, he is very knowledgeable, and very well respected."
Personal injury
Estate planning
Employment and labor
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Chapter 7 bankruptcy

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Bakersfield Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer D. Max Gardner
D. Max Gardner
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Bakersfield, CA
Licensed for 36 years