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Ms. Gardner is a very bright, experienced and well qualified employment law lawyer. Her wise counsel and advice assisted our firm in negotiating an early settlement in a complex employment law matter. I highly recommend her.
General Counsel
Private Energy Industry Firm
Barbara went above and beyond to provide exceptional service. She took a special interest in understanding all the facts of my situation, which was reflected in the quality of service she provided. I have complete confidence in the advice Barbara provided me, and I am relieved to have found such an outstanding employment attorney.
Patent Law Attorney
Dallas Law Firm
Ms. Gardner is a highly qualified attorney who is exceptionally perceptive in teasing out the essence of tricky situations as she has done for me. She cares and listens attentively and is very responsive. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Marketing Manager
International Oil & Gas Company
Barbara Gardner is a true professional, reflected through every experience and interaction I’ve had with her. I contacted Barbara because of egregious academic bullying to which I was being subjected inside a toxic organizational environment, to the point that colleagues from different colleges in the university were urging me to retain a lawyer. After sharing my experiences and documented concerns with a lawyer in a different field, Barbara Gardner’s name was recommended as “the best of the best” in employment law. I was an emotional wreck the first time I met with Barbara, desperately hoping that she would understand what I needed to explain about my work situation, supported by significant documentation. Her professionalism, her focus, her humanity, and her style of communicating with me were outstanding and far beyond my expectations. I have had continuing superior experiences throughout my association with her, supported by her truly exceptional professional demeanor, results-focused engagement, and her skillful knowledge and cognitive brilliance. I cannot speak highly enough of Barbara Gardner and the positive impact she has had upon my professional life, as well as the quality of my personal life.
University Professor
Local University
I approached Ms. Gardner when I was presented with an employment agreement following a recent promotion. Even from a brief review, I knew that professional guidance was in order; putting on a blindfold and signing these agreements is not a recipe for success, and I'm glad that I sought her out. Over the course of our meeting, Ms. Garner walked through each paragraph, provided carefully considered and insightful advice, and helped me navigate the complexities associated with the applicable employment law, both from a Texas and Federal perspective. She also patiently answered my many, many questions. With the benefit of her advice, I was much more aware of what would be permitted under the agreement, as well as potential pitfalls in the event of a breach. To be clear -- even if you feel that you're not in a position to push back with your employer -- walking through the agreement with a professional is invaluable, will give you confidence in your discussions, and could save you a headache down the line. I also found Ms. Garner's fees, which we discussed up front, to be eminently fair for the time and guidance provided. I will definitely be returning in similar circumstances.
Manager
Global Accounting Services Company
I recently had need for a lawyer specializing in labor law to review some legal documents. I did quite a bit of research and decided on Barbara. I'm glad I did, she was AWESOME! She went above and beyond to answer my questions and she was very thorough in her reviewing of my issue. She asked questions, was very professional, and explained everything so it was easy to understand. She was very reasonably priced compared to other lawyers in the area and with the service I received I got more than my money's worth. While I hope that I never need her services again, if I ever do I would use Barbara again without hesitation. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing legal advice in regards to employment or business law. Thanks Barbara!
Sales Manager
Home Furnishings Retailer
Barbara is an excellent lawyer and has been such a huge asset to our company. Her understanding of employment law has positioned us away from potential undue risks and liabilities. We seek Barbara's counsel prior to any employment-related policy action.
Owner
Landscaping Company
I wholeheartedly recommend a consultation with Barbara Gardner at Gardner Employment Law. I was on the fence about whether I should proceed with litigation or even consultation with a lawyer. If you are in the same position, I encourage you to have an initial consultation and put your mind at ease. There are no hidden fees and you will get clear-eyed, empathetic, and intelligent legal advice.
Communications Director
Houston Construction Organization
I needed a lawyer who specializes in employment contracts and was so grateful to find Barbara. Her advice and feedback were very insightful. We like to think we can understand a contract, but there is so much to comprehend. Barbara helped me navigate the waters and avoid some sharks! I highly recommend her to help you out!
Nurse Practitioner Specialist
Texas Medical Center
I was an SVP at a specialty chemicals manufacturer in Houston, Texas. My employer decided to let me go and asked me to sign a release in exchange for a severance payment. Barbara Gardner was recommended to me, and I contacted her about the severance agreement. Barbara gave me very specific and helpful advice which ensured that my rights were protected and the severance amount was fair. I am happy to recommend Gardner Employment Law.
Senior Vice President
Chemicals Manufacturer
I consulted Barbara about signing a waiver in exchange for severance pay when I was laid off. I was concerned about waiving the right to my bonus for the preceding year, among other things. Barbara was easy to talk to, understood my concerns exactly, and explained my rights in an easily understandable way. She also gave me practical advice about how to try to protect my bonus without missing the severance deadline. Barbara clearly is an expert in employment law and is generous with her time. I highly recommend talking with her if you have a concern about your rights as an employee.
Attorney
International O&G Service Company
Over the course of 2 years I have had repetitive questions regarding my legal employment contract which were addressed in a very professional manner by Mrs. Gardner. Her level of competency at handling my legal non-compete contract, ability to translate the legalese, articulating very clearly the facts surrounding my documents all were truly impressive. She is very responsive and above all has the best interest of her client in mind when considering the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend Mrs. Gardner for her knowledge of the law and her ability to communicate effectively and professionally. Having a business partner in the legal industry like Mrs. Gardner has proven to be an asset to me in making business decisions.
President of Operations
International O&G Service Company
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