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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    23 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    23 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Michael Alan Sheets

    I endorse this lawyer. Mark is extremely knowledgeable and a tremendous advocate for his clients.


    Michael Sheets Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Mr. Gardner is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you.


    Christopher Leroi Mediation Attorney
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension For Term
    issued in OH, 2003


    Suspended for term means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Mark Gardner2005 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCuyahoga County Community College2002 - 2002
Prosecuting AttorneyCity of Geneva1999 - 2003
PartnerGardner & Kucharski1997 - 2004
Ass't Lake County Public DefenderLake County Public Defender's Office1993 - 1997
Weapons ControllerU S Coast Guard1986 - 1990
Intelligence OperationsU.S. Air Force1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersChairman1998 - 1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
State University of New York, Empire State CollegeBusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual DUI SeminarStandardized Field Sobriety Tests2013