Philip G. Gardner

Philip G. Gardner: Attorney with Gardner, Barrow & Sharpe P.C.
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You would be hard pressed to find a more experienced trial lawyer — anywhere. Over the last 40 years Phil has tried hundreds of jury trials — about half civil and half criminal. In the Criminal arena those cases have covered everything from speeding to capital murder with a heavy emphasis on high profile — high stress murder cases. On the civil side, the variety of cases is extensive. While the majority of those cases involve plaintiffs’ personal injury, including motor vehicle, accidents, motorcycle, tractor trailer, premises liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home cases and a wide variety of personal injury cases his civil experience also includes cases involving RICO, residential and commercial construction, trade secret, anti-trust, civil rights, sexual harassment and a wide variety of commercial litigation. Phil counts as his most meaningful trial achievement is his 1998 election to the American College of Trial Lawyers, although he has also recognized yearly in peer review publications such as Super Lawyers, Top Lawyers and he holds Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating — AV Preeminent. Phil’s appellate practice is also extensive and he is counsel of record for many reported appellate cases — both civil and criminal. Phil and his wife of 45 years, Lynn have four sons, three of whom are lawyers and one is an Episcopal Priest and they have seven grandchildren. On the rare occasions when Phil isn’t working or visiting with family, he is either working on the family farm or pursuing his hobby — fly fishing.

Phil actively supports his community and has served on variety of charitable boards and organizations including a term as Chairman of the Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce and President of the YMCA. He has a long history of activity in the Episcopal Church. Phil has also been active in lawyer extracurricular activities such as Board of Directors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors of the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar, several terms on the District Ethics Committee, Virginia State Bar Counsel and he was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. Additional: Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi. Member, National Moot Court Team. Member, Washington & Lee Law Review, 1971. Burke's Scholar Teaching

Washington & Lee University, 1971-1972. Author: "Horizontal Territorial Restraints and the Per Se Rule," 28 Washington & Lee Law Review 469, 1971. Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1971-1972. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
276-226-1217  Phone
276-638-2458  Fax
University Attended:
Virginia Military Institute, B.A., 1969
Law School Attended:
Washington & Lee University, J.D., cum laude, 1972
Year of First Admission:
1972, Virginia
Martinsville-Henry County (Secretary-Treasurer, 1977-1978; President, 1987-1988) and American Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar (Board of Governors, Litigation Section, 2001—); Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1987-1990); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Birth Information:
Roanoke, Virginia, August 16, 1947
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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  • 4.8/5.0 (1 review)
  • 100% (1 recommendation)
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  • Recommended 4.8/5.0 Rated on 09/21/11 in Criminal Law.

    He was very courteous and wise. Did not make us feel bad about the charges my daughter received. He got the case dismissed.

    He was very courteous and wise. Did not make us feel bad about the charges my daughter received. He got the case dismissed. Read less

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