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Gary A. Gardner

Gary A. Gardner, American lawyer. Recipient United States Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Unit Commendation. Member of American Bar Association (aviation law section), Lawyer Pilot's Bar Association.


Gardner, Gary A. was born on March 10, 1959 in Glen Cove, New York, United States.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1982. Juris Doctor, St. John's University, 1994.


Worked at Mendes & Mount, L.L.P. (New York, NY) specializing in General Practice. Insurance and Re-Insurance Law. Admiralty, Aviation and Space, Medical Legal, Negligence, Products Liability and Public Utilities Law.

Trials and Appeals.

Admitted to the bar, 1995. In 1916, O.D. Duncan and Russell T. Mount opened law offices at 27 William Street in New York City and began building a practice in admiralty and insurance law. The First World War saw the practice grow rapidly with shipbuilding disputes, financing, and claims for vessels and cargo lost at sea.

In the 1920's, much of America's industrial activity was insured in the London insurance market and the firm was often retained by London insurers in defense of litigation in the United States. In 1938, O.D. Duncan was appointed general counsel to Lloyd's, the only individual attorney to be so appointed. As World War II approached, the firm helped set up Lloyd's American Trust Fund, a $40 million reserve which ensured Lloyd's ability to meet its policy obligations in the United States. throughout the war.

In 1946, Duncan was made an honorary member of Lloyd's and after his death in 1947, the firm was renamed Mendes & Mount.


Member of American Bar Association (aviation law section), Lawyer Pilot's Bar Association.