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Todd Gardner

Swanson Gardner Meyers PLLC
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Todd Gardner
Swanson Gardner Meyers PLLC

Todd Gardner joined veteran attorney Art Swanson in the 1980’s, forming one of the most formidable and highly-respected law firms in the state of Washington. The firm’s focus is serious personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

The accolades for Mr. Gardner from attorneys across the United States are long, but those that work with him honor him with adjectives: honorable, kind, and tremendously hard working. In 2004, Todd received the Washington Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (now known as Washington State Attorneys for Justice). In 2015, Todd was awarded Washington Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has been selected as “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics every year for more than a decade.

Todd serves on the prestigious Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, The Damage Attorneys Round Table, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and the American Academy of Trial Attorneys. He is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), the National Trial Lawyers Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, Public Justice, the Washington Bar Association and the King County Bar Association.

Todd Gardner has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review rating, Pre-eminent AV rating, the highest rating Martindale Hubbell awards for legal ability and ethics. He has also achieved AVVO’s highest rating, 10.


Washington, 10/24/1980


University of Washington

   J.D.,with Honors

University of Washington,

   B.A., magna cum laude, 1977

   Major: Economics

Phi Beta Kappa


ABOTA Washington

Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2015

WSAJ Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2014

Named in "Seattle's Best Lawyers"

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Washington Super Lawyer every year since 2003



Inner Circle of Trial Advocates

Damage Attorney's Round Table (DART)

Million Dollar Advocates

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)

The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Washington Association for Justice (WSAJ),

Eagle Member

Public Justice

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA)

Seattle - King County Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

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