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Highly Recommend

Hello. I have had the pleasure of having James represent me with my divorce and parenting plan. I highly recommend him for your legal needs. James is extremely knowledgeable in several modalities of Law. He is intelligent, compassionate, and has his client's best interests at the top of his priorities in his practice. Lacey, his paralegal, is equally the same and very helpful. I truly appreciate their support during such a tumultuous life event and hope if you are in a tough spot legally, you’ll give them a call.

– Hannah Rose

Very Impressed

I am very impressed with James and Lacey. They are very personable and friendly, which made me feel very comfortable… Always answered my questions and made me at ease… James did the hard parts for me and after winning my case I get to enjoy my son, the easy part… I highly recommend James…

– Katie Wagner

The Best

After one conversation I knew I had made the right choice picking James as my attorney. He gave me amazing peace of mind over the course of my whole case. He fights for his clients and you have no doubts about that. I knew I was in the best hands. I have recommended him to family and friends and will continue doing so, because at this office you get nothing but the best. Almost forgot about the constant updates to keep me from worrying myself crazy. Thank you for everything guys you are awesome!

– Jacob LaCoste

Highly Trustworthy

To whom it may concern, I have enjoyed having Mr. Gardner as my lawyer more than once. Each time he did a wonderful job for me. Highly Trustworthy. I would trust him with my life. I received a delightful settlement with my divorce. I was married for 30 years and without his help I would have received very little. He helped me out when I was devastated by my ex-spouse. Due to his expertise, I have a future. Unfortunately, I have had to use his services three times. Each time he was able to give me peace of mind and make my life better.

– Janie O’Neil

An Excellent Attorney

James is sincere, knowledgeable & professional AND he’s not afraid to fight for his clients! James communicates throughout the process and gives peace of mind knowing he is giving his all to ease the stress of legal situations. I highly recommend James. He’s an excellent attorney.

– C M

Very Sincere and Compassionate

I had a great experience working with James. He was easy to get a hold of when I needed to contact him and was very sincere and compassionate towards the circumstances. I would recommend his company to all my friends and family!

– Darla Key

Professional, Knowledgeable and Caring

James is one of the most professional, knowledgeable and caring people I have ever met. He was there for me at one of the darkest times in my life. James not only won my case but he was there for me every step of the way. I highly recommend James for any legal issues. I can never thank him enough for all that he has done for me.

– Jodi Dearth

Highly Recommend

James is relaxed in the office but is a warrior in court. He took on a very difficult constructive discharge case. We went to jury trial and won six figures against a well-respected firm. I highly recommend James to anyone that needs someone in their corner.

– Ole Wakeford

Courteous and Professional

I owe my freedom to big sky justice. James and his staff were courteous and professional and really made me feel like I had someone on my side when I needed it the most. Thank you Mr. Gardener for being good at your job.

– Christopher Thomas


James is amazing. He gets done what he says he’s going to do in a timely manner. He also bills fairly! Highly recommend!

– Laura Redmond

More than Helpful

James was more than amazing. Not only was he more than helpful, he was sincere and personable. He always responded to my questions and concerns very quickly so I wasn't left stressed out and wondering. I would recommend him and Lacy to anyone.

– Emily Carlson

The Best

I found Mr. Gardner on google… Mr. Gardner and assistant Lacey has gone above and beyond for myself and my children..they have informed me of every step to take and gave info regarding my case..they kept in touch with me and informed me on what’s going on each and every time. I’m located overseas and to find people I can trust to get me the best outcome possible is something so hard to find. If you're in need of help regarding family and children this is the team u want to have on your side. Believe me when I say I’m so grateful and thankful for Mr.Gardner and Lacey…If u want and need the best. This is the team of individuals u need for ur case…thank u Mr. Gardner and Lacey for everything u have done for my children and I. Forever grateful and thankful.

– Frank Nededog

Very Good

I definitely would recommend James to anyone needing some assistance. He showed up for me, to where u was, within 4 hours of calling him for some help. He even got a case dismissed for me. He is very good at what he does and has been highly recommended by me to many.

– Shawna Stewart

An Extremely Bright Individual

James is an extremely bright individual who brought not only his knowledge and expertise, but also his exceptional personality. During the process, he was communicating and describing each step of the process. He made me feel secured during my difficult time and gave me the courage and confidence that he was actively looking out for my best interests. My case had gone to trial in front of a jury and he had won my case! I encourage any individual whom may be seeking legal services to hire Mr. Gardner. He had WON my case by his hard work and dedication.

– James Vetere

Easy to Work With

I would highly recommend James to anyone needing legal counsel. I was very impressed with him and his assistant-they were easy to work with and came through in every aspect. I couldn’t have asked for a better team!!

– Bethany Ewing

His Ethics Were Impeccable

James was the best choice for a lawyer I could make. He took my case on after business hours in an emergency situation, and got me immediate results to protect my son. The divorce and custody took an incredibly long time through no fault of my counsel and the entire time James was there to walk me through everything, while giving me sound advice. His ethics were impeccable, and he constantly reminded me to keep calm and always tell the truth and trust him to do his job. His rates are beyond fair.

– Daryl Posey

An Amazing Lawyer

James is an amazing lawyer. I had a great experience with him. We won a trial that we were not expecting to. James put in a lot of extra work and went above and beyond. He kept me very informed on what was happening the whole time and what to expect next. I would recommend him to anybody in legal trouble!

– Tiauna Morrow


Mr. Gardner was very informative and kept us up to date on what was going on and how everything was going to play out so we knew exactly what was going to happen. He was kind of like a pitbull, he gets his teeth in something and doesn’t let go. He has confidence in himself with very good reason, he knows exactly what he is doing and fights for his clients. He is compassionate about his clients as well as his job. I would recommend him to anyone.

– Sandra Grover

Thank You so Much

Hello, my name is Orien. Last March, my significant other took our child without my knowledge in intent to not return. I had just got off work late at night and came home to an empty house. My daughter was just a little over a year old, born in Montana. I had an idea where the mother had taken her, but if I were to go and try and get my daughter I would have ended up with trespassing problems. With nowhere to go I contacted James F. Gardner and told him my prerogative. I am not perfect nor am I a bad guy. Just a dad trying to raise his daughter. I have never threatened my significant other not harmed her in any way. Just a few arguments that’s all. No reason for her to take my daughter let alone across state lines. James immediately took my case. Within three days we had a district court order giving me full custody pending a hearing in May. I was more than happy. My daughter is my life. Her gone was the most crushing experience. I served the court order. James got everything taken care of asap. All the way down to the parenting plan. He has given me courage when no one else could. I am happy as ever a year later as is my daughter. Thank you so much James F. Gardner!

– Orien Thomas

An Amazing Job

James Gardner is hands down the best decision I've ever made!!! He absolutely did an amazing job and throughout the whole process, he went out of his way to give peace of mind and made it easy as possible...Great job to him and the whole team WIN!!! 🙂

- Lura Hall

Extremely Professional

Mr. Gardner is an amazing attorney. If you get in a scrape and want to go to jail just let the public defender's office handle it. If you want to win your case, prove your innocence and sleep well knowing you are in good hands then let this firm handle your case. He is like a magician, I kid you not. He and his staff are extremely professional. Money well spent!!

- Satisfied Client

Beyond Happy and Satisfied

I don’t even know where to start, I am beyond happy and satisfied with James services, he is a great lawyer, if you are looking for someone that will actually care about you as a person and not just see you as a profit, he is the person for you. He puts all his effort into getting you out of whatever situation you are in. I will 100000% recommend him to anyone.

- Ariana Ho'omalu

Very Helpful

James and Lacey were very helpful with my legal issues (amended parenting plan). They worked quickly and efficiently to get things done for me. I would definitely use them again I had to!

- Gayla Rains

Definitely Recommend

James and Lacey are absolutely the best. They helped me through the process of getting custody of my oldest son, and I couldn't have made it through the court process without them. James is a true professional - he's knowledgeable, he's personable, and he's reliable. He and Lacey are great communicators, and I always felt my case was in good, competent hands. Their efforts meant the world to me while my family and I were going through this process. I really couldn't thank them enough, and I definitely recommend them to anyone out there.

- Derek Smithson

Simply Amazing!

My experience with Big Sky Justice was simply amazing! I was in a no win situation and just looking to minimize the damage. Whereas most attorneys might have just gone through the motions, James and Lacey went above and beyond throughout the process. As a direct result of their dedication, integrity, and hard work not only did we achieve an outcome better than I thought possible, but we actually won my case. I truly cannot thank them enough and easily give them the highest recommendation possible!!

- Brian Kaiser

Compassion and Commitment

I hired James to represent me after my ex took our child across state lines and refused to return her. James knew exactly what to do. After a poor experience with an attorney I hired previously for the same case, James and his assistant Lacey were a breath of fresh air. I have and will continue to recommend them to anyone who is in need of legal assistance. They maintain excellent lines of communication and are incredibly knowledgeable and willing to pass their knowledge on to their client. The level of care and respect I received from both of these individuals was much needed in a very exhausting and complicated case. I'm convinced that if I hadn't switched my attorney to James, I wouldn't have seen my child again. I'm forever grateful for their compassion and commitment to provide the best legal assistance they can.

- Sharlotte Carrier

Very Pleased

I am very pleased with the representation, James is very articulate and works diligently he seemed to know just the right steps to take.

- Alyson Mickelson

A Wonderful Job

James and Lacey did a wonderful job on multiple cases for us. He kept us informed every step of the way and answered all our questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer.

- Corey Cook

Would Recommend

Made me feel that I was in good hands from the start. Would recommend for any law type work.

- Mike Diangelis