Douglas C. Gardner


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Douglas C. Gardner has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Family Law cases, and has helped thousands of clients work through very complex and difficult legal issues.  With both a Law Degree and a MBA both from ASU, Douglas is uniquely qualified to address many of the complex financial issues that arise in divorce and family law cases, including business valuations, real estate issues, complex tax issues, QDROs and divisions of retirement accounts, and bankruptcy issues that all cross over into family law and divorce cases.  While Douglas enjoys the challenge of taking cases all the way to trial, he endeavors to help his clients achieve appropriate results through settlement in order to avoid the cost, delay, and emotional stress of going all the way to trial.  Douglas also enjoys handling prenuptial agreements and adoption cases, which have much less animosity than most family law cases. In addition to representing clients with complex family law issues, Douglas is active in firm management and oversees the consumer litigation department, including the firms family lawyers, bankruptcy lawyers, criminal lawyers, and personal injury lawyers.   When not busy helping clients with complex family law issues, Douglas is active in his church, busy raising four children, and enjoys boating, fishing, camping, gardening, raising livestock, and most of all spending time with his wife and children.


  • 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


Current Events

  • Family Law Attorney Douglas Gardner Discusses The New Bill From Governor Ducey About Deadbeat Dads
  • Family Law Specialist Douglas Gardner states: “A husband has the right to know where his children are.”
  • Should Arizona Tie Car Registration To Child Support? Family Law Attorney Douglas Gardner Discusses The Pro’s and Con’s.
  • Family Attorney Douglas Gardner discusses the latest crowdfunding efforts to become parents
  • Gay marriage in Arizona, now what? Attorney Douglas Gardner discusses what’s next!

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