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Attorney Gardner is a trial attorney known for her passion for representing individuals who have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  For over a decade she worked in the criminal justice field.  Attorney Gardner was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.  She attended Temple University, where she received a Bachelors of Arts in English, with a minor in Sociology.  Her legal career began in 2009 as an intern at the District Attorneys Office in Philadelphia.  There, she obtained firsthand experience in the Private Criminal Complaints Unit, and in the Major Trials Unit. ​

After graduating from Temple University, Attorney Gardner furthered her legal career at the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania: Pretrial Services and Philadelphia Warrant Unit.  There, it was her responsibility to assist indigent defendants with securing legal representation, and determine whether incarcerated individuals were eligible for pretrial release. During her time in this role, Attorney Gardner realized that her purpose was to represent individuals with their legal matters, not to simply provide generic information to those who are in need of legitimate legal advice. 

Subsequent to her role with the Philadelphia Courts, Attorney Gardner relocated to Charlotte, NC to attend law school.  There, she made it her mission to assist indigent individuals, and ultimately accumulated over 250 hours of pro bono representation.  She was a certified legal intern in North Carolina with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Courthouse, where she successfully prevented residents from being evicted. 

The crux of Attorney Gardner's legal career was shaped under the leadership and guidance of a Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge with over thirty years as an elected official.  She always yearned to be a voice for victims of injustice and oppression.  Her mission is to provide holistic legal representation to her clients, while maintaining a loyal, compassionate, and non-judgmental relationship.

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

State of New Jersey

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Associations & Memberships

DUI Defense Lawyers Association 

The National College for DUI Defense