Philip G. Gardner
You would be hard pressed to find a more experienced trial lawyer – anywhere. Over the last 40 years Phil has tried hundreds of jury trials – about half civil and half criminal. In the Criminal arena those cases have covered everything from speeding to capital murder with a heavy emphasis on high profile – high stress murder cases. On the civil side, the variety of cases is extensive. While the majority of those cases involve plaintiffs’ personal injury, including motor vehicle, accidents, motorcycle, tractor trailer, premises liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home cases and a wide variety of personal injury cases his civil experience also includes cases involving RICO, residential and commercial construction, trade secret, anti-trust, civil rights, sexual harassment and a wide variety of commercial litigation. Phil counts as his most meaningful trial achievement is his 1998 election to the American College of Trial Lawyers, although he has also recognized yearly in peer review publications such as Super Lawyers, Top Lawyers and he holds Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating – AV Preeminent. Phil’s appellate practice is also extensive and he is counsel of record for many reported appellate cases – both civil and criminal.
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