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Spanish Language Legal Services

We have a Spanish-speaking paralegal. We are excited to be able to support more members of our community through having a bilingual legal professional translator on staff.
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Child Custody and Visitation Matters

Legal matters involving Child Custody and Visitation can be stressful and overwhelming. It is important to know that it is not a competition of "who is the better parent." Contact us to learn more.

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Personalized Service

The attorneys and staff members at Gardner & Burks, P.C., are focused on obtaining the best results for you.  Every member of our team works together toward one goal: to obtain the best results for our clients at one of the most stressful times of their lives.

Longstanding Local Presence

Since 1979, Partner Mark S. Gardner has served the citizens of the Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Stafford area.  With the addition of Partner Ghislaine Storr Burks, Gardner & Burks, P.C., is pleased to continue Mr. Gardner’s dedication to serving those in need.

Tenacious Lawyers

The attorneys at Gardner & Burks, P.C., are experienced trial lawyers.  Combining decades of experience over thousands of cases, our attorneys are prepared to pursue all available options to get our clients the best outcome possible.

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Criminal Defense Attorneys
Conveniently located in Spotsylvania, Virginia

At the law offices of Gardner & Burks, P.C., we have decades of combined experience providing superior representation in the courtroom for those facing criminal offenses and serious traffic charges. Our criminal defense attorneys and staff members provide a team-centered approach to ensure that our valued clients are provided with creative solutions and highly personalized service based on individual needs.


Because our attorneys appear regularly in many local courts, we are able to achieve the best possible result in your case. Our goal is to ensure the most positive result based on each case’s circumstances and to protect our clients from not only the immediate risk of punishment, such as incarceration and fines, but also to minimize any long range consequences on our client’s career, education or family situations.  


We offer free initial consultations and fixed fees for most criminal and serious traffic matters.  We will usually quote a flat fee that will cover all the services necessary for your case, including trial. 


Call our law firm today at (540) 582-6333 to discuss your situation.

One Of A Kind
Personal Attention

Gardner & Burks, P.C., is able to deliver outstanding results for our clients by working hard both in and out of the courtroom.  With three attorneys and five staff members, our office works together to represent our clients at all stages of their case.

We are proud to be able to offer our clients the service of not only our attorneys, but also three paralegals and two legal assistants–all focused on obtaining the best results possible.  Gardner & Burks, P.C., offers each and every client a level of support and attention during representation that is distinctly different from  other criminal law firms. 


We are committed to making sure your questions are answered. You know what to expect during the process.

Practical Knowledge

We appear in numerous local courts on a regular basis.  We are able to advise you on both the circumstances of your case as well as expectations regarding the court’s procedures, judges and prosecutors.

Excellent Service

Our attorneys strive to give each of our clients top-notch service. We are available to talk anytime.

We became criminal defense attorneys because we care about people and we want to help people who are facing critical life challenges. We practice exclusively in criminal defense to provide our clients with the knowledgeable advice and skilled representation they deserve.


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