County Counsel Profiles
Deputy County Counsel
Dale Gardner joined the office in 2000 and currently serves as the Deputy County Counsel for public finance. Since 2003 he has provided transactional and advisory services relating to municipal bonds, securities, and municipal financing. Mr. Gardner provides transactional and advisory services for County and County-related municipal finance transactions as well as those of the Redevelopment Agency, Industrial Development Authority, Public Finance Authority, the Housing Authority, and the Flood Control District. In addition, Mr. Gardner provides transactional representation to the County in its issuance of local school district bonds and notes. Mr. Gardner also provides advisory and litigation services to the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office and the Auditor Controller’s Office.
From 2000 to 2003 Mr. Gardner served as a Deputy County Counsel assigned to the Code Enforcement litigation section. There, Mr. Gardner provided advisory and litigation services to the County’s Code Enforcement Division.
Before joining the office, Mr. Gardner was a staff attorney at the Law Offices of Sharon Lybeck Hartmann d/b/a Office of the Civil Rights Monitor. There, Mr. Gardner assisted the court-appointed civil rights monitor in the implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of federal and state civil rights consent decrees and settlement agreements.
Mr. Gardner received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, summa cum laude,from Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock Texas where he was Associate Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Gardner was inducted into the national legal honor society of the Order of the Coif and was designated a Regent’s Scholar. In addition, Mr. Gardner received several American Jurisprudence Awards in various legal subjects, including Constitutional law, Administrative Law, and Legal Research and Writing. Mr. Gardner received his Master of Public Administration degree from the Graduate School of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Gardner also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.
Mr. Gardner is admitted to practice in all state courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.