Ronald C. Gardner

Managing Member

Ronald C. Gardner is a founding member and managing partner of Gardner Trabolsi & Associates. Ronald has over 34 years of litigation experience in areas that include negligence, automobile liability, construction site accidents, products liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, environmental cleanup, breach of contract, officers and directors fiduciary liability, underinsured motorist, and insurance coverage.

rgardner@gandtlawfirm.com


Professional Experience

  • Gardner Trabolsi & Associates PLLC
    Founding managing member 1997 to present
    Trial and appellate practice dedicated to the aggressive
    prosecution and defense of all damage claims.
  • Lee, Smart, Cook, Martin & Patterson, P.S., Inc.
    Associate and Shareholder, 1979 - 1997
    A civil trial and appellate practice law firm.

Reported Decisions

  • Simonetta v. Viad Corp.
    165 Wn.2d 341; 197 P.3d 127 (2008)
  • Payne v. Saberhagen Holdings, Inc.
    147 Wn. App. 17; 190 P.3d 102 (2008)
  • Simonetta v. Viad Corp.
    137 Wn. App. 15, 151 P.3d 1019 (2007)
  • Reece v. Good Samaritan Hosp.
    90 Wn. App. 574, 953 P.2d 117 (1998).
  • Schooley v. Pinch’s Deli Market
    134 Wn.2d 468, 951 P.2d 749 (1998).
  • Mavroudis v. Pittsburgh-Corning
    86 Wn. App. 22, 935 P.2d 684 (1997).
  • Schooley v. Pinch’s Deli Market
    80 Wn. App. 862, 912 P.2d 1044 (1996).
  • Viereck v. Fibreboard Corp.
    81 Wn. App. 579, 915 P.2d 581 (1996).
  • Krivanek v. Fibreboard Corp.
    72 Wn. App. 632, 865 P.2d 527 (1993).
  • Stute v. P.B.M.C., Inc.
    114 Wn.2d 454, 788 P.2d 545 (1990).

Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • General Negligence
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Safety
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration

“AV” rated -Martindale-Hubbell


Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Seattle, WA, J.D. 1979
  • Bethany College, Bethany, WV,  B.A. History & Political Science, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • Oregon

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington