When working to become an attorney, one needs a season of development to work under other successful attorneys to learn the ropes for the many different types of cases and law that will be practiced. Mariah Dylla Gardiner was a clerk for an administrative law judge at the U.S. Department of the Interior which allowed her to work with both appellate as well as felony attorneys on difficult constitutional defense issues. She also worked in Utah for the public defender’s’ office. The Utah public defenders often had cases in state court as well as the U.S. Supreme Court which had lessons and developments that she takes into her current career as an attorney. Mariah Dylla Gardiner knew that to be equipped to help people, she needed experience and that is exactly what this season brought her.
The newest member of the family law department at Colorado Springs-based Black & Graham, P.C is noted attorney Mariah Dylla Gardiner. Over the course of her career prior to Black & Graham, she has always shown herself to be a tireless advocate for her clients, with a ton of trial experience. The fact that she seems to do her best work when she is faced with the most challenging cases one can imagine speaks to her high level of skill. Mariah makes a point of using her skills to diligently argue every case to the greatest benefit to her client. In fact, her keen ability to analyze every aspect of every case brings the best possible results for each and every client.
It is perhaps Mariah Dylla Gardiner’s ability to apply a creative approach to every case that gives her such a great ability to deal with any situation. Of course, she also has a considerable level of education to draw upon. While she was still in high school, Mariah published an article for the prestigious Concord Review entitled “Criminal Justice.” After high school graduation she earned an undergraduate degree in French from Portland State University, cum laude. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. While there, she also received the Frankel Public Interest Fellowship.
Even before she entered law school, Mariah Dylla Gardiner curated an oral history museum exhibit, in which she told the story of underground uranium miners in northwest New Mexico. She interviewed many of the miners and used the miner’s own words to provide those who visit with a lot of technical and historical information in the context of the Cold War. At the time, the government and contractors concealed hazards and delayed the implementation of safety regulations until the U.S. nuclear arsenal was complete.
Mariah Dylla Gardiner has long prided herself on her ability to speak to her client’s needs. She is an undaunted advocate for her clients who is indefatigable in her pursuit of justice for her clients and that means working long hours on their behalf to do things the right way, instead of the easy way. She is the newest member of the family law department at Black & Graham PC, a Colorado Springs-based law firm specializing in divorce and criminal defense.
The cases Mariah Dylla Gardiner works on require attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and experience in the legal field. Mariah Dylla Gardiner applies that and her own creativity and analytical skills to achieve the best results for her clients. She brings personal experience in an international relocation case, which means she is able to understand the unique challenges involved. She has seen how difficult domestic matters can get. Complicated family law matters do not scare Mariah Dylla Gardiner, she is up to the challenge.
Mariah Dylla Gardiner also previously worked as a clerk for an administrative law judge at the United States Department of the Interior. She has been able to work with appellate and felony attorneys, including working on cases involving difficult constitutional defense issues. She has trial experience on both the prosecution side and the defense.