Full Name
Michael Gardner
Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black
Job Title
Speaker Bio
Mike is a principal of the firm’s Labor & Employment, Appellate Law, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups.

He focuses his practice almost exclusively on labor and employment issues and has represented clients large and small, public and private, in state and federal courts in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Mike has counseled employers on handling all aspects of employment claims, from internal management, proceedings with state and federal agencies such as the EEOC or DOL, and through litigation, trial and appeal. While litigation is sometimes unavoidable, Mike emphasizes a proactive and preventative approach to employment issues in an effort to minimize the costs and disruptions litigation can impose on a business. Mike is a presenter at Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black’s annual Labor and Employment Seminar series.

Mike holds Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating—the highest possible—in both legal ability and ethical standards. This honor is bestowed from confidential surveys of members of the Bar and Judiciary. He has also been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer since 2016 as a Virginia Business magazine “Legal Elite” since 2018.
Michael Gardner