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Elizabeth Gardiner

Elizabeth Gardiner is a bit of a pioneer. Like a pioneer, she brought a passion and determination to the highly specialized practice of Reproductive Law when the field was just emerging, playing a role in its growth and development. More than a decade of experience in this complex area of Domestic Relations has made Gardiner a leader in this highly specialized field which focuses on gestational and traditional surrogacy, sperm and egg donation, and embryo donation.

Gardiner’s keen interest in Domestic Relations dates back to law school, where she was immediately drawn to its drama. Says Ms. Gardiner, “Domestic relations is emotionally charged. You’re dealing with people through one of the toughest times of their life, when they are often at their worst. It’s important to keep them focused and on track, and help them understand their options.”

Ms. Gardiner joined DS&T in 2003 specifically to work with the firm’s Department Chair, Arlan Kardon. Ms. Gardiner’s demeanor of quiet strength is the perfect complement for Ms. Kardon’s dynamic intensity. At DS&T, Ms. Gardiner found the thriving domestic relations practice she sought when leaving the small Philadelphia law firm at which she honed her civil litigation skills.

Ms. Gardiner earned her J.D. at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. She earned a B.S. in business administration and international business at Villanova University. Her legal abilities and high ethical standards have earned her an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell*.

Ms. Gardiner is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She resides in Bryn Mawr with her husband, daughter and two cats.

*Martindale-Hubbell® ratings are determined based on peer review, and are one of the primary ways attorneys are evaluated by corporations seeking counsel and by other attorneys making referrals or seeking counsel outside their jurisdiction.