Audrey Gardner, Attorney at Law
Audrey Gardner is the principal and owner of Gardner Law, LLC. She received her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University Law School in Valparaiso, Indiana and her Bachelors of Arts from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. She has an Associate degree in Claims and is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. She has over sixteen (16) years of experience negotiating and settling claims on behalf of major insurance companies and national employers and helping injured employees return to gainful employment.
Before law school, Audrey started out as a property loss adjuster for Travelers Insurance Company and was later promoted to the workers compensation department in 1997. Since that time, Audrey worked as a workers compensation adjuster and as a workers compensation supervisor for various insurance companies and third party adjusting firms, including, Amtrust North America, Gallagher Basset Services, and Martin Boyer/Cambridge.
Audrey pursued law school because of her passion for helping people. She credits her empathy for others to her experience of growing up in Kingston, Jamaica and her parents’ outreach to their community. Moreover, while working as an intern at Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston, Audrey, often, defended orphans who had no one to protect them. Audrey moved to the United States in 1990, and her passion for advocacy grew with each letter she deciphered, each application she completed, and each telephone call she made on behalf of members of her Jamaican community.
Over the years, Audrey managed workers compensation claims that occurred in the Midwest and thirteen other states for national employers and major insurance companies. She negotiated and settled work related claims ranging from minor sprain/strains to those involving catastrophic injuries, including death, multiple surgeries, and permanent total disability.
As a claim adjuster/supervisor, Audrey gained a thorough knowledge of the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. As an attorney, Audrey can help injured employees navigate the workers compensation system while enforcing their rights against insurance companies.
Audrey brings this breadth of compassion, experience, and knowledge to Gardner Law, LLC and will aggressively advocate for injured employees in securing their rights to medical benefits, disability payments, and settlement payouts from employers and insurance companies.
While workers compensation is a major focus of Gardner Law, LLC, the firm provides a wide array of other legal services, including, representation in matters concerning: personal injury, civil rights, immigration, estate planning, guardianship, adoption, child support debt modification, foreclosure modification, real estate closings for home buyers and sellers, bankruptcy and a host of other services.
If you have a legal problem and are looking for a law firm to safeguard your rights, Gardner Law, LLC, is committed to your success and will advocate on your behalf. Don’t just wonder if you have a case; call Gardner Law, with your questions because Gardner Law, LLC is your bridge to justice.
Bar Associations: Illinois State Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and DuPage County Bar Association.