Client Testimonials

Take a look at what past clients say about David...

David Gardner is a great lawyer to find in the small town of Petaluma. He has the "small town" touch - he respects his clients, listens, is approachable and is incredibly responsive. He's around when you need him - from day one to year 5. And he's also knowledgeable and successful at what you need. I highly recommend him!

Christy K.

"David was very kind and patient during what was one of the hardest times of my life. He guided me through the steps in a smooth and easy way and always returned my messages promptly and satisfactorily (including evenings, weekends and holidays). He was very professional and well acquainted with the other parties who were to be involved in the matter (court employees, eg). I would recommend him highly to anyone, especially someone who has never gone through the process before."

Diana W.

David is an outstanding attorney and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of bankruptcy law. He is extremely patient, detailed oriented, responsive and kind. He stays engaged with you for years through your evolving situation with suggestions and ideas. I would highly recommend him.

C. Kenyon

David's personal connection , wit, humor and devotion to the law made a rough time easy. Thanks...

G. Stinson

I found Mr. Gardner to be knowledgeable, efficient and very pleasant to deal with. He walked us through our bankruptcy, aided us during the period after my husband's paralyzing stroke, and was always pleasant to deal with. I have recommended him several times and always heard back nothing but positive reviews. I found myself in another situation earlier this year and the attorney he recommended helped me sort it out with no adverse consequences. Even his colleagues are great lawyers. I am more than happy to recommend David Gardner to family, friends and acquaintances as I can always trust his knowledge and integrity and know they are in good hands.

L. Boudin

Great service, good advice, good price I would recommended to people that want to get a fresh start

P. Garcia

Thank you so much for your friendship and advice the last few years!

E. Lawton

I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me during my bankruptcy filing. I know you sacrificed a lot of your time and energy on my case. Thanks again.

A. Cooper

David is the most thorough, professional, and understanding attorney I have ever dealt with. During the most desperate time of my life, David showed me much compassion for my situation. My hearing lasted all but a couple of minutes thanks to how precise David was with my petition. This was astounding, because my BK Court Trustee was as tough as they come. Before my hearing, I witnessed how a few people retained lawyers who weren’t professional and thorough got hammered (one case was almost thrown out). Don’t be one of those people! You won’t be if you retain David. With David, you will get a professional and high quality attorney, for a very competitive price. I owe him many thanks and would recommend his services to anyone in need of a top rate attorney.

M. Armas

I had financial concerns that were taking over my life. I had never experienced this before and was desperate to find the correct Attorney to help. After just a few calls I found David Gardner. Mr. Gardner was thoughtful, explained everything so I could understand the process and we arranged a meeting at his office. I left feeling like the weight of the world had been lifted and that these things happen. I felt that I would be defended, and protected, along with being on the road to recovery. I could not give a higher recommendation for a fair and concerned representative. “Money troubles? Talk to David Gardner.”

D. Amudson

If you're like me, you check EVERY REVIEW on-line before you hire someone. But I'm going to save you time, money, and stress -- Just hire David. Our family has worked with him for almost 20 years and HE'S WONDERFUL. David is the rare combination of "brilliant attorney" and "brutal pitbull.” He outlines all your options and then helps you conquer your legal problem. However, it's the way he does it that makes me hire him over and over again. He stands by your side and guides you through the legal process. And when things get really bad (like they usually do), he jumps in front of you and takes the heat. And when you're stressed, tired, emotional, and scared -- you need a caring lawyer who will FIGHT FOR YOU!! Yes, David is brilliant and professional and passionate about the law. But it's his compassion and relentless determination that makes us love him. I trust David completely. And once you meet him, you will too.

T. Love

David, I want to thank you for your time and effort that made this experience so easy and stress free. I’m honored by your help and words couldn’t begin to express my thanks to you. I’m on the road to recovery. Thank you for touching my life.

K. Bidegin

I wanted to thank you so much for all of your efforts on our behalf, and express our deep appreciation of you as an attorney and as a person. Again, thank you.

P & D Smith

It’s been a long road to this point, but finally we’re here! Thank you so much for all your hard work & efforts to get us to this point. We really appreciate you! Thank you so much!

J & A Murray

Again I say thank you so much for all your hard work!

F. Fults

Thank you David for all of your assistance. I have really appreciated knowing that I have been working with someone I could trust to do the very best that they could. I am hopeful now. I am grateful. May you be well and at peace.

B Benoit

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for guiding us through this legal process. It was a rather lengthy process & we thank you for your perserverance - and also the patience & intelligence with which you explained the many steps & procedures. Thank you with deep appreciation!

E Batten & S Walton

Mr. Gardner, We both want to thank you for your professional and great services that you furnished in our case. We also thank you for your understanding, kindness, generosity and your manner. This is a very small gift to show our appreciation for what you did for us. God bless you.

J & S Foruzeh

David, I want to thank you so much for your time and hard work. It was a huge step for getting my life on track and I just want you to know how much I appreciate what you did for me. Lots of love,

V Hoen

David Gardner is a great lawyer to find in the small town of Petaluma. He has the "small town" touch - he respects his clients, listens, is approachable and is incredibly responsive. He's around when you need him -- from day one to year 5. And he's also knowledgeable and successful at what you need. I highly recommend him!

C Kenyon

If they had more stars to give I would give them for David! He was the best! He knows his stuff and he's efficient, professional, knowledgeable, very organized and a pleasure to work with! Working with David made the bankruptcy process quick and painless! His rates are VERY reasonable and he does a thorough job. I would recommend him to anyone that is going thru the bankruptcy process, you won't be disappointed!

M Swolsgirl

David was very kind and patient during what was one of the hardest times of my life. He guided me through the steps in a smooth and easy way and always returned my messages promptly and satisfactorily (including evenings, weekends and holidays). He was very professional and well acquainted with the other parties who were to be involved in the matter (court employees, eg). I would recommend him highly to anyone, especially someone who has never gone through the process before.

D Williams

I have worked closely with Mr. Gardner on a number of complex litigation cases. Such cases all involved claims exceeding $1 million, numerous parties, multiple, complex issues. Working with Mr. Gardner may have had the opportunity to serve basis litigation, investigation claims: preparation motions and discovery, retention of expert consultants, site inspections, oral argument preparing and taking testimony of percipient expert witnesses, client meetings settlement conferences and in camera discussions with judges. In my opinion, Mr. Gardner’s legal writing is outstanding, and is a pleasure to read. His knowledge of the procedural substantive law is extensive and detailed, this research is extremely thorough and demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the issues raised by the subject matter, his analysis is incisive, subtle and creative, and his writing is clear and persuasive. Mr. Gardner’s capacity for effective communication extends to the interpersonal. He has demonstrated an ability to be both courteous and uncompromising, as appropriate, in interactions with opposing counsel, and he is highly regarded by his colleagues for his affability and helpfulness as well as for its insights and clarity of expression. I was also impressed by Mr. Gardner’s ability to gain the friendship and loyalty of our staff. Mr. Gardner also possesses an extremely strong work ethic and sense of professional responsibility. Mr. Gardner has always brought energy, enthusiasm and commitment every activity in which she has engaged. In sum, it has been my pleasure to work with Mr. Gardner. He is an extremely well-qualified, capable and professional attorney would be a valuable asset and I recommend him without qualification.

J Moher, Esq.

Mr. Gardner is a capable and dedicated attorney. I was particularly impressed with his willingness to master the intricacies of practice the federal court system Mr. Gardner was also very effective in his dealings with our clients. Mr. Gardner constantly exhibited the desire and drive to expand his capabilities to meet the highest standards in his work it was my pleasure to work with Mr. Gardner. He is an interesting and well-rounded individual, dedicated to his profession, and I recommend him without qualification.

D Dye, Esq

Mr. Gardner proved to be a capable, thorough and hard-working attorney is knowledge and mastery of civil litigation is extensive. His writing is clear, concise and persuasive. Mr. Gardner interacts effectively with clients, opposing counsel, technical consultants and special masters, and is well-liked and respected by the attorneys and staff here in short, Mr. Gardner is an experienced, capable and professional attorney. I recommend him without reservation.

R Epstein, Esq.

Mr. Gardner and I worked together on several complex commercial and other litigation matters for approximately three years beginning in 2001. We have maintained contact in the years since, both professionally and personally. In our work together I have had the opportunity to observe Mr. Gardner’s diligence, hard work and legal acumen. His research is thorough and his writing is clear, forceful and effective, as is his ability at oral argument in court and at administrative hearings. His demeanor is professional and his character and ethics meet the highest standards.

A Nopar, Esq.

Mr. Gardner possesses excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate complicated legal subjects in easily understood language. Mr. Gardner’s work is of the highest caliber, his work ethic is very strong, and he demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and integrity. He has strong organizational skills and prioritized and managed multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy. In addition, Mr. Gardner is an excellent team player and worked well with the attorneys and staff at my firm. In short, I believe Mr. Gardner will continue to excel in his future endeavors and I recommend him without reservation.

K McCarthy, Esq.

I found Mr. Gardner to be knowledgeable, efficient and very pleasant to deal with. He walked us through our bankruptcy, aided us during the period after my husband's paralyzing stroke, and was always pleasant to deal with. I have recommended him several times and always heard back nothing but positive reviews. I found myself in another situation earlier this year and the attorney he recommended helped me sort it out with no adverse consequences. Even his colleagues are great lawyers. I am more than happy to recommend David Gardner to family, friends and acquaintances as I can always trust his knowledge and integrity and know they are in good hands.

Leona Boudin

David is an outstanding attorney and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of bankruptcy law. He is extremely patient, detailed oriented, responsive and kind. He stays engaged with you for years through your evolving situation with suggestions and ideas. I would highly recommend him.

Christy Kenyon

David's personal connection ,wit, humor and devotions to the law made a rough time easy. Thanks.

Gordon Stinson

I found David after searching for local attorneys in my area. He was very quick to respond, friendly and professional. He is very knowledgeable, efficient and organized. He was easy to get a hold of and to make appointments with and once we met, he quickly prepared and processed all the necessary paperwork and filed it in a timely manner. I have recommended him several times to friends/family. If you are in need of a bankruptcy attorney or are just inquiring about bankruptcy, I would recommend you call David.

Angela Machado

David has been helpful every step of the way. I recommend him to anyone I know who needs an attorney for financial problems. He's the best!!!

Gene Miller

Mr. Gardner is a great bankruptcy lawyer! He was very helpful at every step of the process. He made all the details smooth and easy, and his rates were very reasonable. I recommend him very highly.

Lisa Snyder