Dedicated To Seeking Justice And Restoring Health And Hope For Injury Victims
After any life-altering accident, the financial results you obtain, and your overall experience in pursuing your claim, can vary dramatically based on the attorneys you choose to represent you. At Gardner & Rans P.C. in South Bend, Indiana, clients' needs come first. We are highly experienced, practical, and attentive to your needs and concerns. Our constant mission is to recover every dollar of compensation available to help personal injury victims restore health, hope and stability to their lives.
Decades Of Relevant Experience · A Cohesive, Accomplished Legal Team
Attorney Martin J. Gardner has practiced in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, and dispute resolution across Indiana since 1987, earning honors such as the highest possible peer review rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to logging many successes as a litigator and negotiator, he has been certified as a civil mediator by the state of Indiana since 1996.
Attorney Kristy M. Rans is a native of South Bend, Indiana, who earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University and her law degree from Valparaiso University Law School. She has focused on civil litigation, injury litigation, and dispute resolution throughout her 12 years in practice. Our associate attorney, Christopher J. Uyhelji also has exceptional educational credentials and specific strengths — including his legal research and writing skills — that have proven instrumental in successfully pursuing clients' claims.
Meet Our Attorneys
For much more on our lawyers' individual backgrounds, accomplishments and associations, please follow these links to their profiles:
- Martin J. Gardner, Partner
- Kristy M. Rans, Partner
- Christopher J. Uyhelji, Partner
- Andria Oaks, Associate
Meet Our Staff
- Jamie L. Griffin, Paralegal
- Samantha Stackowicz, Paralegal
- Sarah Jansen, Legal Assistant
- Jennifer Montgomery, Billing Administrator
When you turn to Gardner & Rans P.C., you will speak directly with a caring, knowledgeable attorney about the circumstances of your case, your rights, and all legal options. If we pursue your case, you will always be able to reach your lawyer when needed. You will also benefit from the efforts of certified paralegals and legal assistants who prioritize accuracy, efficiency and the utmost in client service at every turn.
Speak Openly With A Lawyer Today · Receive A Free, No-Risk Consultation
If you have been severely injured in an accident you did not cause near South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart, La Porte, or any other Indiana community, please do not suffer, wait and worry. Please do not risk negotiating with an insurance company on your own and settling for far less than you deserve. Instead, call 574-233-6035 or email us as soon as you possibly can. Se habla español.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.