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.
BAR ADMISSIONS Washington, 10/24/1980
EDUCATION University of Washington J.D.,with Honors University of Washington, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977 Major: Economics Phi Beta Kappa
HONORS AND AWARDS 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
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS 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