Ari Gardner

Ari Gardner


Fax: 312-419-1025

  • Columbia University, B.A. 2008
  • Reichman University, Lauder School of Government, M.A. 2014
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 2019

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Alaska, 2020

Ari is an associate at Werman Salas, where he represents workers seeking to recover unpaid wages in individual, collective, and class action lawsuits. Ari joined the firm from Anchorage, Alaska, trading the craggy mountains of Alaska for the windy streets of Chicago to fulfill his dream of helping workers vindicate their rights.

Ari’s passion for workers’ rights is longstanding. Before becoming a lawyer, he directed a successful statewide campaign to raise the minimum wage in Alaska. As a law student, he continued his focus on workers’ rights by participating in a transnational workers’ rights clinic, where he zealously represented unpaid and underpaid workers in their wage and hour claims.

Ari received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as Symposium Editor for the Texas International Law Journal, President of the Jewish Legal Society, and a Lead Student Counselor with the Texas Law Expunction Project–a program that helped individuals expunge or seal their criminal records. A strong believer in the importance of giving back, Ari completed over 200 hours of pro bono work as a law student. Prior to joining the firm, Ari served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

Ari holds a B.A. in political science from Columbia University and an M.A. in government, diplomacy and conflict studies from Reichman University in Herzliya, Israel.