William S. Gardner

     William Gardner (Bill) has been practicing bankruptcy law since 2004.  He started with his Uncle bankruptcy lawyer O. Max Gardner III in 2004 and worked as an associate for him until 2007.  In 2007, he formed Gardner Law Offices which began filing bankruptcy cases.  

     Since that time, Bill has filed over 1,100 chapter 13 cases, 400 chapter 7 cases, 15 chapter 11 cases and 5 chapter 12 cases.  Bill also has extensive experience in litigation in the United States Bankruptcy Court where he has appeared/filed over 100 different adversary proceedings/trials  and also thousands of contested motions in Federal Court.  These include lawsuits filed by Chapter 7 Trustees, legal malpractice actions, real estate disputes, preference actions, domestic law issues and many more.  He regularly appears in court in the Charlotte, Asheville, and Shelby divisions of the United States Bankruptcy Court. 

     Bill went to UNC Chapel Hill as an undergrad and graduated with a major in History.  He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina Law School.  He has been married for 10 years to Amanda Gardner and has two kids, Lila age 7 and Jack age 4.  Except for his 7 years in college he has lived in Shelby, North Carolina all his life.