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Award-Winning Houston Criminal Defense AttorneyAttorney Samuel Gardner

Born and raised in Washington, Attorney Gardner's roots are in Seattle, where he lived before attending college at California State University, Northridge. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 2005 and later earned his J.D. degree at Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Upon Graduation, he proceeded to fulfill a lifelong dream and opened his own practice.

Currently, Mr. Gardner handles a large number of criminal cases which range from simple misdemeanor theft, possession of marijuana, and criminal mischief, to aggravated assault, felony possession of controlled substance and a wide range of other criminal charges. His extensive experience from working with defense counsel and at the district attorney’s office has provided him a wealth of knowledge and has enabled him to have the ability to deal with high pressure situations in an effective manner.

Mr. Gardner handles every case with care and concern. He knows that choosing an attorney to represent you in criminal court is a big decision, and you need someone who will fight for the best possible outcome. He distinguishes himself as an attorney by fighting for his clients at all costs and working tirelessly for their cause.

Contact Samuel M. Gardner today at (713) 448-0303 to discuss your case!

Interview With Attorney Gardner

#1: What made you choose a career in criminal law?

I started my legal career working in many different areas over time I gravitated to criminal law not only because I am good at it but because often I can see the direct impact that I have on people’s lives.

#4: What steps do you take to prepare for a difficult case?

When preparing for trial I try to identify all key issues that may arise. After those issues have been identified an extensive amount of legal research goes into how best to handle any of the state’s potential objections. Being prepared for all potential issues has proven effective in trial and led to many acquittals

#5: How do you view your role in the attorney-client relationship?

I truly view my role with my client as attorney and counselor. Often clients come to my office with more going on than just their criminal case. I try to be sensitive and supportive to those issues while offering legal advice.

#6: What sets you apart from other criminal defense attorneys – why is this important?

What separates me from other criminal defense attorneys is that I take the time to listen to my clients needs and I care. A lot of my business is repeat business or referrals. I have these clients because not only do I do good work, but I get to know my clients on a personal level. This means that I make myself accessible, always make time to meet with my clients and am willing to listen to whatever frustrations or stress they may have going on in their life,

#7: How does having experience benefit your clients?

My experience as a defense attorney benefits my clients in two ways, legally through several years of practices I have encountered numerous situations which tend to repeat themselves over time. Having dealt with these situations before I am better prepared and more knowledgeable about areas of law which have previously researched. I am also equipped to react more quickly in any given situation. In addition to the legal aspect, over the years I have built a practice servicing predominantly the Harris County area. This is important because it has allowed me to work with prosecutors and judges on a daily basis. Having this familiarity gives me a head start as to what to expect when helping a client in any particular courtroom.

#8: What types of cases do you specifically handle?

Assault, assault family member, robbery, aggravated robbery, evading arrest, forgery, possession of controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of marijuana, theft, prostitution, resisting arrest, motion to adjudicate guilt, failure to stop and give information, terroristic threat, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, interference with 911 call.

#9: In your opinion, what is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping a young person who truly wants to better themselves. Often mistakes are made without thinking about the potential long-term consequences or affects a legal situation can have on a person’s life. One of the most important parts of my job is to inform clients of how an outcome of a case can affect their record. With young people especially, I try to stress the importance of their decision and how it can affect them many years down the road even though it may not seem important at the time. Any time I can help a young person who wants to work, is in school or want to go to school it is truly a rewarding feeling.

#10: What advice do you most often give your clients & why?

Make the decision you can live with. Often clients must pick between two tough decisions. I Always look to advise my clients of the best thing to do legally while being realistic about the chances for a successful outcome. I always want my clients to be comfortable with their decisions, never second guess themselves and be fully aware of all possible options and potential consequences. Even if my clients choose not to take my advice I am always sure to let them know that no matter what they choose I am here to fight for them.

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Attorney Samuel M. Gardner

“I truly view my role with my client as attorney and counselor. Often clients come to my office with more going on than just their criminal case. I try to be sensitive and supportive to those issues while offering legal advice.”

- Samuel M. Gardner
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