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Darrel J. Gardner is a criminal defense lawyer in Anchorage, Alaska, representing individuals charged with federal criminal offenses.
Darrel J. Gardner has over 30 years of experience as an attorney in Alaska. Since 1997 he has limited his practice to the defense of serious, complex, or unusual felony and federal criminal cases including narcotics trafficking, sex trafficking, Lacey Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act violations, child pornography, white-collar crimes, and computer crimes.
Darrel J. Gardner has defended against charges of murder, manslaughter, rape, kidnapping, child sexual abuse, assault, sex trafficking, drug trafficking, conspiracy, and other felony crimes. He has defended cases in Anchorage, Palmer, Kenai, Kodiak, Dillingham, St. Paul, Naknek, Seward, King Salmon, Sitka, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Nome, Kotzebue, Bethel, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
Darrel J. Gardner is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Alaska and the Federal District Court for the District of Alaska. He is a founding Director and the 2014 President of the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; an elected member of the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association; and, the current President of the Alaska Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Gardner was selected to The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers,® and he is Peer Review Rated “AV Preeminent”®, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards, by Martindale-Hubbell.®
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I enthusiastically endorse Darrel Gardner. I've known Darrel professionally for many years, and serve on the Board of Directors of the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (AKACDL) where Darrel serves as President. Darrel is intelligent, industrious and committed to providing zealous representation to all of his clients.
R. James Christie Criminal defense Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Chapter Activity Presidential Achievement Award||Federal Bar Association||2013|
|Rated AV Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Assistant Federal Defender||Federal Public Defender Office||2012 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Darrel J. Gardner||2003 - 2012|
|Assistant Public Advocate||Alaska Office of Public Advocacy||1994 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alaska Bar Association||Board of Governors||2014 - Present|
|9th Circuit Judicial Conference||Lawyer Representative||2012 - Present|
|Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2004 - Present|
|Alaska Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||2013 - 2014|
|Federal Bar Association, Alaska Chapter||President||2012 - 2014|
|Hess v. State, 20 P.3d 1121 (Alaska 2001)||The Alaska Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Alaska Court of Appeals and reversed Hess's conviction.|
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|University of California School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|4th Annual All*Stars Conference||Champions of Justice||2014|
|12th Annual Federal Bar Association Leadership Training Program||Programming Best Practices||2014|