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Lara M. Gardner

Attorney
Columbia River Law
601 Main Street, Suite 211
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Peer Rating
4.4 of 5.0
Client Rating
5.0 of 5.0
BV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Bankruptcy
University
University of Oregon, B.A., 1998
Law School
Lewis and Clark Law School, J.D., 2003
Admitted
2010, Washington
ISLN
920692675
Peer Reviews (13)
BV Rated
4.4/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Chapter 13 and Bankruptcy Chapter 7
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.7/5
Judgment
4.4/5
Communication Ability
4.2/5
Legal Experience
4.3/5
Peer Reviews (13)
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 10/25/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Lara is a competent practitioner in the consumer bankruptcy area. She is ethical and very good to work with.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 10/16/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Ms. Gardner knows personal bankruptcy law well and truly enjoys helping people. She is an excellent advocate for her clients.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/01/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 10/24/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/25/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/19/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Excellent lawyer. Very knowledgeable. Communicates very well. Very professional and ethical.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/07/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Lara is a dedicated and passionate advocate.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 10/16/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
She is a good advocate for her clients.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 10/16/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/23/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 07/07/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.2/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 10/17/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 10/16/13
Ms. Gardner appears to only handle very routine matters, and is easily frustrated in court. In this community of about 15-20 bankruptcy attorney's I would rate her in the bottom 1/3.
Law firm response:
I am honestly surprised by this comment. I am not frustrated by appearances in court, have appeared in front of judges many, many times, and have achieved positive results for my clients. Ultimately, helping people get real relief is what matters.
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
1/5
Legal Experience
4/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Bankruptcy
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0
  • Data based on 6 reviews
  • Recommended by 6 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 05/04/15
Posted by a Consumer on 05/04/15
5.0 out of 5.0  
I had a complicated case and Lara had a clear plan of action and helped me understand the best way get the case resolved. She was laways available to anser questions and provide updates.Highly recommended
Posted by a Consumer on 01/27/15
5.0 out of 5.0  
Having worked with numerous attorneys over the years, Lara is one of the best.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/15/14
5.0 out of 5.0  
When we found Lara to help us, we were being garnished and unable to make ends meet even though we both had good jobs. When we both went through our divorces we had so much left over trying to pay it off. when we got together we couldn't keep up. I started working two other jobs and eventually I got sick having to quit those two jobs. Lara helped us get things back in order and did not make us feel bad. We filed our bankruptcy and it was completed quickly and she walked us through it. She is easy to talk to and very supportive. Thank you.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/16/14
5.0 out of 5.0  
Lara M. Gardner is an excellent bankruptcy attorney. I came to her in financial crisis and she moved quickly to ensure that my rights and assets were protected. She explained things clearly and was readily available when I had questions. In addition, she is a compassionate and caring person.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/11/13
5.0 out of 5.0  
Lara Gardner is a true "Consigliere". In the Italian language, "consigliere" is the person that will give you a "consiglio", an advice, a course of action. Usually a consigliere is someone close to you and personally, when in need of advise, I tend to reach out to a family member or a close friend. During the ordeal of what a bankruptcy case can be, I always had the feeling of having a friend on my side, from the moment that I chose Lara to represent me.
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