Lawyer Oliver Max Gardner III Celebrates 25 Years of Highest Possible Attorney Rating

Oliver Max Gardner III, a Shelby, NC attorney whose primary area of practice is Consumer Bankruptcy Cases, is celebrating 25 Years of being AV® Preeminent™

Attorney Oliver Max Gardner III announces his 25th Anniversary of having been recommended by peers and selected by Martindale-Hubbell® for their highest possible rating: the AV® Preeminent™ rating. Less than 1% of lawyers have achieved this impressive milestone.

The Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney such as Max Gardner has been reviewed and recommended by peers: members of the bar and the judiciary.

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About Oliver Max Gardner III:

Max is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America in the area of Predatory Mortgage Servicing and the standing of Mortgage Servicers in consumer bankruptcy cases. His position on the front lines of the war against predatory lenders and mortgage servicers has captured the attention of ABC News Nightline, CNN, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other news outlets across the country.

Max received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1969 and graduated with high honors from the UNC School of Law in 1974. Among other honors, he was a member of the Law Review, named the Outstanding Law Graduate of 1974, served as President of the Student Bar Foundation and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, he served as the Senior Law Clerk to the Hon. William H. Bobbitt, the late Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, and as Senior Law Clerk to the Hon. William Copeland, an Associate Justice of that Court.

Max has been the lead attorney of record in many landmark cases but some of his most significant were Marshall v Spindale Savings & Loan, Stark v Crestar Mortgage, the Shelby Yarn Employees litigation, and Smith v First Union National Bank.

Max is now in his tenth year of training attorneys across the country in his Bankruptcy Litigation Model (BLM). The BLM is Max’s strategy to identify creditor violations and successfully litigating those violations. He has trained over a thousand attorneys to better represent their clients, increase their earnings per case and punish creditors for their systemic disregard for federal and state consumer laws.

For more information on this Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated attorney, please visit Oliver Max Gardner's profile at and at

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating and Client Review Services commented on Max's anniversary: "Being honored by your peers and ultimately selected for the AV Preeminent Rating is a significant achievement for any attorney - only achieved by about 5% of lawyers. Oliver Max Gardner III has joined an even more exclusive group by maintaining this rating for 25 years. This is an achievement certainly worthy of special recognition. Congratulations!"

To find out more or to contact Oliver Max Gardner III of Shelby, NC, please call

Phone: 704-487-0616, or visit

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Contact Information:

O. Max Gardner III

PO Box 1000

Shelby NC 28151-1000

Phone:  704-487-0616


About Maxinars

Consumer bankruptcy attorney and operates Continuing Legal Education for consumer bankruptcy and consumer lawyers who want to maximize every case to increase revenues and truly protect your client.

615 South DeKalb Street
Shelby, NC