Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC

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Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC

Boutique firm specializing in criminal defense and family law.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC

Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

Boutique firm specializing in criminal defense and family law.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

Firm Overview

Representing individuals and businesses in all aspects of criminal defense and family litigation.

Main Office

Brandon Gardner Associates, PLC
600 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 104
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone

(616) 278-0960

Fax

(616) 278-0226

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Felony and misdemeanor defense, federal crimes, drug crimes, and DUI's.

Hourly Rates

$250

Office Information
Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00

Office Manager

Elle

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Criminal Defense

One of West Michigan's Top Criminal Defense Lawyers

Mr. Gardner represents individuals in all areas of criminal defense from probation violations to felony appeals. He has a 100% success rate on appeal and has achieved numerous dismissals throughout his career. Put his experience in over 30 counties in Michigan at work for you.

DUI and DWI

Aggressive DUI and Drugged Driving Representation

Michigan has some of the most severe DUI and drugged driving penalties in the country. Whether you are charged under the new super drunk law or for using marijuana before getting behind the wheel, you need quality representation to keep your rights intact.

Attorneys with this firm have years of experience in representing all manner of drunk and drugged driving cases. With experience in over 30 Michigan counties, our lawyers work tirelessly to provide our clients with the best representation possible.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

There is a need for the best legal advice possible in criminal matters beyond that which is offered by the public defender system.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Our lawyers have experience in over 30 Michigan counties, providing clients a wealth of knowledge of the court system across the state. Lawyers have also written briefs to the Michigan Supreme Court and published articles on emerging legal issues.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

This law firm is 100% client-focused. Here, the client's goals are met aggressively and at little cost to the client as possible. Charging a flat rate helps to achieve this by allowing the client to know up front exactly what their representation is going to cost. There is no sticker shock or hidden costs at this firm.

Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
Brandon Gardner

Brandon Gardner founded Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC with one thought in mind: "Who is most in need of a lawyer?" The answer came to him after a lot of thought - people facing criminal prosecution, children and young adults. He completed his undergraduate degree at California State University, Fullerton and earned his juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. During law school, Brandon clerked for an Ingham County Circuit Court judge, served as an investigator for the Ingham County Probate Court, served on several law student organizational boards, and worked for prominent law firms in mid-Michigan.

Brandon is admitted to practice throughout Michigan, the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. His professional memberships include the Marijuana Law Section and Children's Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for legal knowledge and ethical conduct and listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. He has written several articles for the Ingham County Bar Association's "Briefs" and the Grand Rapids Lawyer and filed briefs with the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Gardner has practiced in over 30 Michigan Counties and appeared before over a hundred jurists.

Mr. Gardner is an active volunteer in the community and regularly assists the homeless, sober living groups, first responders, schools, local farms and businesses, and service members.

License

Bar Number: P74569
Michigan, 2010

Education

California State University, Fullerton
Human Services, 2007

Michigan State University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2010

Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
Brandon Gardner

Brandon Gardner founded Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC with one thought in mind: "Who is most in need of a lawyer?" The answer came to him after a lot of thought - people facing criminal prosecution, children and young adults. He completed his undergraduate degree at California State University, Fullerton and earned his juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. During law school, Brandon clerked for an Ingham County Circuit Court judge, served as an investigator for the Ingham County Probate Court, served on several law student organizational boards, and worked for prominent law firms in mid-Michigan.

Brandon is admitted to practice throughout Michigan, the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. His professional memberships include the Marijuana Law Section and Children's Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for legal knowledge and ethical conduct and listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. He has written several articles for the Ingham County Bar Association's "Briefs" and the Grand Rapids Lawyer and filed briefs with the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Gardner has practiced in over 30 Michigan Counties and appeared before over a hundred jurists.

Mr. Gardner is an active volunteer in the community and regularly assists the homeless, sober living groups, first responders, schools, local farms and businesses, and service members.

License

Bar Number: P74569
Michigan, 2010

Education

California State University, Fullerton Human Services, 2007


Michigan State University College of Law Juris Doctor, 2010


Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
James Curcio



James Curcio was raised in downstate New York, earned his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, and completed his juris doctorate at Michigan State University College of Law. During law school he worked and volunteered for legal clinics managed by the University, including the Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, with the goal of providing low- and no-cost legal services to underrepresented clients.

James is admitted to practice throughout Michigan and in the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of Michigan. His professional memberships include the State Bar of Michigan Criminal and Family Law Sections. Before joining the firm James practiced in collection and corporate litigation. He participated in discovery on several prominent cases including DEA and SEC regulatory investigations involving the opioid crisis and securities designations for cryptocurrency, respectively, as well as numerous mergers in a wide range of industries valued between 100 million and 22 billion dollars.

An active member of the American Humanist Association, The Humanist Society, and The Humanist Legal Society, James is passionate about social justice, access to legal services, and secularism. He seeks to minimize the inequities of circumstance and maximize the common good for all, especially for those in greatest need.

License

Bar Number: 83113
Michigan, 2018

Education

Michigan State University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2015

Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
James Curcio



James Curcio was raised in downstate New York, earned his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, and completed his juris doctorate at Michigan State University College of Law. During law school he worked and volunteered for legal clinics managed by the University, including the Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, with the goal of providing low- and no-cost legal services to underrepresented clients.

James is admitted to practice throughout Michigan and in the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of Michigan. His professional memberships include the State Bar of Michigan Criminal and Family Law Sections. Before joining the firm James practiced in collection and corporate litigation. He participated in discovery on several prominent cases including DEA and SEC regulatory investigations involving the opioid crisis and securities designations for cryptocurrency, respectively, as well as numerous mergers in a wide range of industries valued between 100 million and 22 billion dollars.

An active member of the American Humanist Association, The Humanist Society, and The Humanist Legal Society, James is passionate about social justice, access to legal services, and secularism. He seeks to minimize the inequities of circumstance and maximize the common good for all, especially for those in greatest need.

License

Bar Number: 83113
Michigan, 2018

Education

Michigan State University College of Law Juris Doctor, 2015


Firm Overview

Representing individuals and businesses in all aspects of criminal defense and family litigation.

Main Office

Brandon Gardner Associates, PLC
600 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 104
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone

(616) 278-0960

Fax

(616) 278-0226

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Felony and misdemeanor defense, federal crimes, drug crimes, and DUI's.

Hourly Rates

$250

Office Information
Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00

Office Manager

Elle

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Criminal Defense

One of West Michigan's Top Criminal Defense Lawyers

Mr. Gardner represents individuals in all areas of criminal defense from probation violations to felony appeals. He has a 100% success rate on appeal and has achieved numerous dismissals throughout his career. Put his experience in over 30 counties in Michigan at work for you.

DUI and DWI

Aggressive DUI and Drugged Driving Representation

Michigan has some of the most severe DUI and drugged driving penalties in the country. Whether you are charged under the new super drunk law or for using marijuana before getting behind the wheel, you need quality representation to keep your rights intact.

Attorneys with this firm have years of experience in representing all manner of drunk and drugged driving cases. With experience in over 30 Michigan counties, our lawyers work tirelessly to provide our clients with the best representation possible.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

There is a need for the best legal advice possible in criminal matters beyond that which is offered by the public defender system.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Our lawyers have experience in over 30 Michigan counties, providing clients a wealth of knowledge of the court system across the state. Lawyers have also written briefs to the Michigan Supreme Court and published articles on emerging legal issues.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

This law firm is 100% client-focused. Here, the client's goals are met aggressively and at little cost to the client as possible. Charging a flat rate helps to achieve this by allowing the client to know up front exactly what their representation is going to cost. There is no sticker shock or hidden costs at this firm.

Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
Brandon Gardner

Brandon Gardner founded Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC with one thought in mind: "Who is most in need of a lawyer?" The answer came to him after a lot of thought - people facing criminal prosecution, children and young adults. He completed his undergraduate degree at California State University, Fullerton and earned his juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. During law school, Brandon clerked for an Ingham County Circuit Court judge, served as an investigator for the Ingham County Probate Court, served on several law student organizational boards, and worked for prominent law firms in mid-Michigan.

Brandon is admitted to practice throughout Michigan, the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. His professional memberships include the Marijuana Law Section and Children's Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for legal knowledge and ethical conduct and listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. He has written several articles for the Ingham County Bar Association's "Briefs" and the Grand Rapids Lawyer and filed briefs with the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Gardner has practiced in over 30 Michigan Counties and appeared before over a hundred jurists.

Mr. Gardner is an active volunteer in the community and regularly assists the homeless, sober living groups, first responders, schools, local farms and businesses, and service members.

License

Bar Number: P74569
Michigan, 2010

Education

California State University, Fullerton
Human Services, 2007

Michigan State University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2010

Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
Brandon Gardner

Brandon Gardner founded Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC with one thought in mind: "Who is most in need of a lawyer?" The answer came to him after a lot of thought - people facing criminal prosecution, children and young adults. He completed his undergraduate degree at California State University, Fullerton and earned his juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law. During law school, Brandon clerked for an Ingham County Circuit Court judge, served as an investigator for the Ingham County Probate Court, served on several law student organizational boards, and worked for prominent law firms in mid-Michigan.

Brandon is admitted to practice throughout Michigan, the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. His professional memberships include the Marijuana Law Section and Children's Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for legal knowledge and ethical conduct and listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. He has written several articles for the Ingham County Bar Association's "Briefs" and the Grand Rapids Lawyer and filed briefs with the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Gardner has practiced in over 30 Michigan Counties and appeared before over a hundred jurists.

Mr. Gardner is an active volunteer in the community and regularly assists the homeless, sober living groups, first responders, schools, local farms and businesses, and service members.

License

Bar Number: P74569
Michigan, 2010

Education

California State University, Fullerton Human Services, 2007


Michigan State University College of Law Juris Doctor, 2010


Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
James Curcio



James Curcio was raised in downstate New York, earned his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, and completed his juris doctorate at Michigan State University College of Law. During law school he worked and volunteered for legal clinics managed by the University, including the Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, with the goal of providing low- and no-cost legal services to underrepresented clients.

James is admitted to practice throughout Michigan and in the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of Michigan. His professional memberships include the State Bar of Michigan Criminal and Family Law Sections. Before joining the firm James practiced in collection and corporate litigation. He participated in discovery on several prominent cases including DEA and SEC regulatory investigations involving the opioid crisis and securities designations for cryptocurrency, respectively, as well as numerous mergers in a wide range of industries valued between 100 million and 22 billion dollars.

An active member of the American Humanist Association, The Humanist Society, and The Humanist Legal Society, James is passionate about social justice, access to legal services, and secularism. He seeks to minimize the inequities of circumstance and maximize the common good for all, especially for those in greatest need.

License

Bar Number: 83113
Michigan, 2018

Education

Michigan State University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2015

Brandon Gardner & Associates, PLC
James Curcio



James Curcio was raised in downstate New York, earned his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, and completed his juris doctorate at Michigan State University College of Law. During law school he worked and volunteered for legal clinics managed by the University, including the Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, with the goal of providing low- and no-cost legal services to underrepresented clients.

James is admitted to practice throughout Michigan and in the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of Michigan. His professional memberships include the State Bar of Michigan Criminal and Family Law Sections. Before joining the firm James practiced in collection and corporate litigation. He participated in discovery on several prominent cases including DEA and SEC regulatory investigations involving the opioid crisis and securities designations for cryptocurrency, respectively, as well as numerous mergers in a wide range of industries valued between 100 million and 22 billion dollars.

An active member of the American Humanist Association, The Humanist Society, and The Humanist Legal Society, James is passionate about social justice, access to legal services, and secularism. He seeks to minimize the inequities of circumstance and maximize the common good for all, especially for those in greatest need.

License

Bar Number: 83113
Michigan, 2018

Education

Michigan State University College of Law Juris Doctor, 2015


This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.