Brian M. Gardiner graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor’s of Science, Cum Laude, in 2003.  Brian then began working full-time for the Clayton County District Attorney’s office as a Victim Witness Coordinator, and began law school at the Georgia State University College of Law at the same time.  While attending law school, Brian began working in Employee Relations for the Georgia Department of Human Resources conducting internal investigations, dealing with employment law matters, and assisting the Department in Administrative Hearings.  In 2007, Brian graduated with a Juris Doctor from the Georgia State College of Law. 

While working full-time and attending the Georgia State College of Law, Brian was a member of the College of Law Moot Court Board, was a Teaching Assistant for Property I & II, received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence (the top student in the class) in Litigation, and was elected as an Honor Court Justice by his peers. 

While working as a Staff Attorney in Henry County Superior Court, Brian assisted in drafting and researching opinions on a variety of subjects including the following:  the applicability and interpretation of covenants that run with land, Homeowner Association matters, vicarious and secondary liability in tort cases, employer liability in discrimination cases, and the applicability and interpretation of the law pertaining to business disputes. 

Since joining Dunlap Gardiner LLP, Brian has focused his practice on representing Community Associations in the enforcement of covenants and in the collection of past due association assessments. Brian has also represented lenders, car dealerships, and a variety of companies in defending claims and pursuing collections on delinquent accounts.  Some of the types of companies he has worked for include bail bond companies, medical companies, and landlords. 

In representing Community Associations Brian has drafted covenants, drafted bylaws, defended suits filed against his Association clients and has filed thousands of cases collecting passed due association assessments.  Brian currently represents hundreds of community Associations all over the metro area in litigation involving the validity of covenants, and has authored two bills presently pending in the legislature that deal with the transfer of community common areas and the statute of limitations pertaining to covenant violations. 

Brian is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Superior and lower courts in Georgia, and the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.  During his practice Brian has appeared in State, Superior, and Magistrate Courts all over the state and has practiced before the Georgia Court of Appeals.  He has also practiced in the federal court in the Northern District of Georgia.  He has been lead counsel in over 4,000 cases across the state.  He has also been the featured speaker at HOA Lunch and Learns and has been a featured speaker at an HOA Boot Camp conducted by Commissioner Shana Rooks in Clayton County.

Brian currently resides in McDonough, Georgia, with his wife Stephanie and is the proud father of his son Jackson, daughter Hayden, and son Holden.  Brian enjoys baseball, golf, tennis, reading, coaching, and spending time with his family.  Brian has served as the President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Henry County Bar Association.  Brian also served as a Mock Trial Coach for the Regional Champion Ola High School Mock Trial Team for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, school years and in 2011, and 2012 served as regional coordinator for the Henry County Mock Trial Competition.  Brian also serves as an Assistant Coach for his son's baseball team (the 6U MYA Bulldogs, 2015 Turkey Shootout Champions) and is an assistant parent-coach at the Compound wrestling facility in McDonough.  Brian’s favorite book is Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. 

Serving Dallas, Paulding County, Carrollton, Carroll County, Newnan, Coweta County, Decatur, Dekalb County, Douglasville, Douglas County, Atlanta, Fulton County, Jonesboro, Clayton County, Fayette County, Fayetteville, McDonough, Henry County, Marietta, Cobb County