Robert M. Gardner, Jr. is a 1996 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and holds undergraduate degrees from Piedmont College and Florida State University. While in school, Mr. Gardner worked for both the Credit Bureau of Athens and the Office of the Florida Secretary of State. Mr. Gardner joined the firm in 1995 as a law clerk in the firm’s Winder, Georgia office, becoming an associate upon his graduation from law school, and being named a partner of the firm in 2000. He is a member of the Criminal and Bankruptcy Sections of the State Bar of Georgia and serves in the Juvenile Law Committee of the Younger Lawyers Division. Mr. Gardner is admitted to practice in the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the United States Tax Court.