Profile: Attorney Mariah Dylla Gardiner

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.