Michael is an outstanding family law attorney who represented me during my divorce from my attorney husband. He actively listened and organized the case based on my priorities, resources and time line. At every juncture, Michael thoroughly informed me of my options, gave me excellent advise and avoided unnecessary legal procedures. He balanced vigorous representation with nuanced negotiating skills to move the case swiftly and successfully through a sequence of two opposing attorneys. As a result, Michael made sure that my settlement gave me what I wanted and needed. Michael has a rate combination of wisdom, skill, wit, and rigorous dedication to his clients that we all need going through a divorce.
My divorce was long, painful, and very expensive. The only good thing about it was working with Henry. I don’t think I’ve ever worked with anybody in any field who was as competent, as effective, and as pleasant to deal with as he was. When I’d get upset, he’d listen for a while, then say just the right thing to get me focused again on what was important, which was the welfare of my children. When we’d run up against another of the barriers in my case, he’d find a way to handle it. And when we were finally forced to go to trial, we won on every single issue that the judge decided. A great attorney, an effective tactician, and a first-rate human being: I couldn’t ask for more. If you’re looking for a family law attorney, I unreservedly recommend Henry.
I first met Mr. Gardner when I desperately needed help with an out-of-control divorce and custody situation. He was very attentive, thoroughly responsive, and absolutely compassionate as he helped me regain mental focus and legal control. Few attorneys practice their craft with the level of transparency and trust Mr. Gardner's clients enjoy as a matter of routine. As a senior management professional in a large Bay Area organization, I truly appreciate Mr. Gardner's no-nonsense, trustworthy, experienced approach solving legal problems.
My former husband and I were both professionals with complicated property issues and young children. Emotions were running high and we were heading towards disaster. Fortunately, I retained Michael. He navigated very successfully through these very troubled waters. As an attorney, I can recommend him as a "lawyer's lawyer". Not cheap, but worth every penny.
Michael was always focused on reaching the quickest, most efficient and fair resolution possible. With dogged focus and exceptional legal expertise he was able to bring to a close a very difficult chapter in my life. In addition, he is simply a good person. My only regret is not having hired him first.
“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