About Jeffrey Gard

Jeffrey S. Gard


Jeffrey S. Gard is an experienced security clearance attorney and litigator. He has litigated hundreds of cases, many through trial, in both state and federal courts, including numerous security clearance revocation and denial hearings. Jeff also successfully litigated and argued cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Jeff has been voted by his peers as one of the top lawyers in Colorado, as published in 5280 Magazine. Jeff is recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Gard Law Firm has repeatedly been voted the Best Law Firm in its hometown, Boulder, Colorado in both the Boulder Weekly and Colorado Daily newspapers.

Well Respected By Peers & Clients

Jeff is a hard-nosed litigator whose tenacity earns him the respect of his colleagues, judges and clients. Based on his reputation for meticulous preparation and well-honed trial skills, Jeff is often hired by fellow attorneys to help with cases where settlement has failed and the case must be taken to trial.

An Advisor to Local, State, and Federal Governments

Jeff’s vast experience allows him to teach other attorneys across the country and has also given lectures at his alma mater, the University of Colorado School of Law.  Jeff is an adviser to local, state and federal government to develop legal policy and to enact various statutes and regulations.

Jeff served two terms as the chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Boulder County Bar Association, where he received special recognition for conscientious performance. Jeff is a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates, a small group of lawyers and judges working to improve the federal court system.

Jeff's Background

By way of background, Jeff is a Colorado native and a Cum Laude Philosophy graduate from the University of Colorado, where he also was elected Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest honor society. While attending the law school, Jeff won the William De Souchet Award for best individual performance in trial advocacy and won a multi-state moot court competition during his first year of law school. After graduation, Jeff accepted a position with Sanderson & Associates (later Sanderson & Gard), a respected litigation firm in Boulder, Colorado. Jeff later formed his own firm and moved the office to downtown Boulder.

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