Douglas C. Gardner


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Current Events

  • Family Law Attorney Douglas Gardner Discusses The New Bill From Governor Ducey About Deadbeat Dads
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  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Tempe, AZ (J.D., cum laude, 2004)
  • Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, Tempe, AZ (M.B.A., 2003)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (B.S., Finance/Business Administration, 1999)

Court Admissions

  • State of Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Jurimetrics case note in law school
  • Bankruptcy Issues in Family Law Cases; May 2009 Family Law News, published by the State Bar of Arizona
  • The Effect of Bankruptcy Proceedings in Family Law Cases; June, 2009 Family Law Section Newsletter, published by the Maricopa County Bar Association
  • “When Federal Bankruptcy Law Collides With Your Arizona Family Law Case” published in the December 2009 Family Law Newsletter of the State Bar of Arizona
  • Published author of Your Arizona Divorce Book

Douglas C. Gardner is a Native of Northeastern Arizona, and a fourth generation Arizonan.

Prior to law school, Douglas worked for several years for Bechtel Corporation, one of America’s largest privately held corporations, as an accounting manager.

Douglas attended law school and earned his M.B.A. simultaneously. During law school, Douglas clerked for the Honorable Randy Haines of the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Arizona. Douglas also participated in the Arizona State Law Journal as a staff writer and then an articles editor. At the same time, Douglas also participated in Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology as Associate Editor and then as Senior Editor, where he was recognized as the “Outstanding Associate Editor” and published his case note.

Douglas and his wife, Karleen, are the parents of three very active boys.

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