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Allen Gardner
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Texas
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Summary

Do you want to avoid legal problems? It’s quite easy, frankly, as a general rule. Treat others the way you wish to be treated. Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly. If you do that, most of the time you will avoid legal trouble, at least real legal trouble. There are always those that will abuse the system or who will do unto others in a way that they would not want done to them. And they can abuse you; they can accuse you; they can say false things about you; they can try to hurt you. It has happened to me, too. There are unquestionably bad people in this world. Those people you cannot help or control. But you can control you. You can help yourself legally by trying to do the right thing by others. And when you try to do that, most of the time legal trouble will not be your trouble. And if it becomes your trouble, if you abide by that principle, most of the time you are and will be just fine at the end of the day, even when falsely-accused.

But even when you do all that you can to do right by others, at times litigation is necessary. Either because it is brought against you or because you must bring it against another. I am a zealous advocate, and I walk with my clients carrying both a sword and a shield to bring justice.

No matter what the size, I will try to negotiate a resolution without involving a legal proceeding. That is the way it should be. Sometimes it is not that way. Oftentimes, mediation is used to reach an out of court agreement and settlement. However, if negotiations break down or these options fail, one must head to Judge or Jury, which can result in a settlement or trial. If the fight is in order, I fight for my clients. Zealously. But I fight with integrity.

Education
Baylor Law School
J.D.
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Texas A&M University - Baylor College of Dentistry
B.B.A.
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Professional Experience
Partner
Allen Gardner Law, PLLC
- Current
Partner
Gillam & Smith, LLP
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Shareholder
Potter Minton, A Professional Corporation
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Project Engineer
Vaughn Construction Company
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Publications
Articles & Publications
American Bar Association - Co-Editor - Patent Obviousness in the Wake of KSR International v. Teleflex, Inc. - 2008
Intellectual Property Litigation, Vol. 18, No. 4 - The Practical Side of eBay - 2007
Intellectual Property Litigation, Vol. 19, No. 2 - MedImmune: How to Immunize Against It - 2008
Intellectual Property Litigation, Vol. 19, No. 2 - Pitfalls in Disclosing Prefiling Investigations and Ways to Lessen THem - 2008
Intellectual Property Litigation, Vol. 21, No. 1 - Remember Your Audience and Stay Simple - 2009
Thomson Reuters - Texas Elements of an Action
Speaking Engagements
Continuing Legal Education Teleconference - Microsoft v. AT&T: Does U.S. Patent Law Apply to Exported Software? - 2007
American Bar Association Annual Meeting - The Outcome of CIPRO and Its Effect on Reverse Engineering - 2010
Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference - Twombly and Rule 11 Due Diligence - East Texas Style - 2010
Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference - Moderator - E-Discovery. Insights from the Drafting Table & Other Views from the Bench. Come December, What will New E-Discovery Look Like - 2015
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer 2014-2017; Rising Star 2007-2013
Professional Associations
Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Texas # 24043679
Member
- Current
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Smith County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
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U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Phone Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Allen Gardner's Website Profile
Website
Allen Gardner Law, PLLC Website
Contact & Map
Allen Gardner Law, PLLC
609 S Fannin Ave
#B
Tyler, TX 75701
USA
Telephone: (903) 944-7537