Firm Overview

When you need an experienced attorney, contact our firm and we will be glad to assist you. We have been aggressively serving our clients for over three decades. Our principal attorney, David C. Gardner, has a broad range of trial experience and is AV Rated, the highest rating by Martindale-Hubble, the national lawyer rating agency.

At the Gardner Law Firm we are committed to assisting our clients find the right solution to their legal disputes. As a small firm, you will work directly with Mr. Gardner and his support staff, Serena Wood and Pamela Khoury. This is the difference between a small firm that cares about your case and a large firm, where you may never meet the attorney or paralegal assigned to your case. Located in downtown Rockville, one block from Metro, we use all of the latest technology to assist you and work to achieve the best results for our clients, while minimizing the stress involved in litigation.

Our firm has experience in a variety of legal matters. In addition to our primary practice areas – family, community association, criminal and personal injury law – we also prepare wills and trusts, handle estates, and engage in the general practice of law. This includes drafting contracts, preparing deeds and settlement agreements, civil litigation, and representing small businesses in Maryland. Mr. Gardner believes that most cases can be resolved through negotiation or mediation; however, he also has a reputation as an effective litigator and regularly appears in courts throughout suburban Maryland and the District of Columbia. With over 35 years of experience, it is likely that Mr. Gardner has been involved in case like yours in the past, and that experience will assist him in reaching the best result possible in your case.

We understand that each client and each case is unique, and seek to tailor our approach to the individual needs of our clients. Our staff is trained in all aspects of the law, and works to assist Mr. Gardner in handling the cases brought to our firm. Serena Wood has been with the firm for over 20 years, and assists all of our condominium and homeowner association clients in collecting past due assessments from their members. Pamela Khoury has been with the firm since 2009, and works closely with him on all of his personal injury, criminal and family law cases. They will remain involved in your case from start to finish, and will answer any questions you have along the way. By using a paralegal, you can often save on the legal fees that a large firm may charge.

Any time you are involved in litigation, it is a stressful event for everyone involved . It is also a time when your personal and financial affairs are impacted like no other. Our office will work closely with you to guide you through this process by making sure you understand your rights and that you are making an informed decision every step of the way. We offer a variety of fee arrangements, including contingency, hourly, and flat fees, depending on the type of legal matter involved.

In any divorce case we handle, our first goal is usually is to reach an amicable agreement, one that is fair and equitable and protects your interests as well your children. If an agreement can not be reached, our office is experienced in litigating all of the various issues that may arise in your case and is prepared to vigorously pursue your rights in court. Successful litigation requires a cooperative relationship between you and your attorney to ensure that you both understand the tasks you are performing and have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of your case. We will work to ensure that the goals of your particular case are met, and to see that you receive every advantage possible when you arrive in court. If there are children involved in your case, our office has extensive experience negotiating custody and visitation agreements, as well as litigating contested custody cases in court. Mr. Gardner is hired by the Circuit Court as a facilitator to resolve cases on the day of the scheduling conference. He has also been trained and appointed by the Court to represent children in high-conflict custody disputes.

In any personal injury case we handle, Mr. Gardner and his staff work to ensure that you receive just compensation for the injuries you received. Having recovered over $5,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for his clients, Mr. Gardner has a reputation as both a tough negotiator and as an experienced litigator, and will bring that experience to bear in your case.

Our community association practice involves the representation of over thirty homeowner and condominium associations throughout the metropolitan area. Mr. Gardner has litigated dozens of cases for his clients, and has extensive experience drafting and enforcing rules, amending bylaws, reviewing contracts, and providing general legal advice to his clients. He is also a Commissioner on the Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) for Montgomery County, and served as a panel chair on the CCOC for over 10 years. He and his paralegal work closely with all of our community association clients to aggressively collect any unpaid assessments.

Our staff understands that your legal situation will likely affect the rest of your life so we approach each case uniquely and diligently. We invite you to learn more about our firm and the services we offer. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate the continuing support our law firm has received from those who have referred clients to us.