Meet the Family Law Attorneys of Gardner & Lewis, LLP
With more than 50 years of combined experience, attorneys Michael A. Gardner and Henry F. Lewis have taken a sophisticated and practical approach to handling family law matters. Since combining practices in 2016, the law firm of Gardner & Lewis, LLP has evolved into a practice that is able to offer comprehensive legal representation in family law cases in addition to offering professional divorce mediation. At their office, located in Oakland, CA, they offer a personalized approach that allows clients to stay as far removed or as involved in the process as they wish. Our family law attorneys are committed to being upfront and honest with each of their clients and will rely on their knowledge of the laws to help each individual achieve a positive outcome.
At Gardner & Lewis, LLP, we pride ourselves on offering honest and straightforward legal advice to clients in need of specialized legal counsel. What separates us from other law firms is our personalized approach to each client and their particular case.
Henry F. Lewis: Certified Family Law Specialist
Attorney Henry F. Lewis has represented many clients in a wide range of family law cases, including complex divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and issues pertaining to community property. Mr. Lewis is dedicated to always serving the best interest of his clients. As such, he focuses on pairing sound legal counsel that allows his clients to actively participate in each step of the decision-making process with strong representation to accomplish their goals. Throughout his career, he has successfully helped hundreds of clients settle everything from minor family issues to complex property issues and high net worth divorces. His main areas of specialty include:
Support (Child and Spousal): During divorce proceedings and agreements, child support and spousal support can be two contentious topics for couples. Mr. Lewis assists his clients with their legal rights and fights to help them reach a resolution that is best for them and their child(ren).
Division of Property: Assets, including homes, cars, deferred compensation, pensions and retirement accounts, business interests, executive compensation, stocks, and other valuables, can be a complex matter that requires the experience of legal counsel.
Custody & Visitation: Following a divorce or during the proceedings, child custody and visitation rights of a parent or grandparent can be contentious with negative consequences for the children if not handled with sensitivity and maturity. By seeking legal counsel from an attorney knowledgeable about family law, clients can get advicce as to the best way to proceed and ensure that their rights as a parent or legal guardian are protected.
Michael A. Gardner: Mediation Services
Over his decades-long career, Mr. Gardner has focused his efforts on family law. He has been able to pass this valuable knowledge on to others in seminars and mentoring where less-seasoned colleagues received the benefit of his knowledge and the perspective that comes with practicing family law for so many years. He has also successfully assisted the Courts for many years managing judicially mandated settlement conferences as well as sitting a judge pro tem in both Alameda and Contra Costa counties, which has provided him with insight into the analysis of judicial officers. His focus now is mediation services and is available for clients who would prefer an alternative to traditional divorce.
By working closely with both parties and reaching common agreements about custody, property division, and some of the more complex issues usually associated with divorce, clients can reach a settlement more quickly and with less cost, and without many of the difficulties of contested litigation. As opposed to litigating through the court system where there are court-ordered settlements and clients put many of the key issues in the hands of opposing attorneys, Mr. Gardner strives to reach common ground in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Mr. Gardner is an AV rated attorney by, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. The AV Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
A Firm Built on Honesty and Integrity
At Gardner & Lewis, LLP, we pride ourselves on offering honest and straightforward legal advice to clients in need of specialized legal counsel. What separates us from other law firms is our personalized approach to each client and their particular case. To learn more about our firm, the attorneys, and what differentiates us from the others, please take a moment to send us a message, or call us directly at (510) 451-4822.
“The needs of your family are always at the forefront of our legal services. Whether through litigation or mediation, we believe that reaching a fair, efficient solution with minimal negative impact to your family is of the utmost importance.” Henry F. Lewis