It is no exaggeration to claim that Mariah Dylla Gardiner has had a different type of legal education than most. It is also clear that she uses all of it in her practice as a family law specialist with Brown & Graham in Colorado. It actually started earlier than most. When she was in high school, she published a piece in the prestigious Concord Review entitled “Criminal Justice.” Given that many law students and lawyers have a hard time getting their work published, that makes Mariah very impressive indeed.
Of course, Mariah Dylla Gardiner was just getting started. Soon after graduation from high school, she earned an undergraduate degree in French, cum laude, from Portland State University and went on to the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where she received a Juris Doctor and the Frankel Public Interest Fellowship. Between her undergraduate degree and her Juris Doctor, however, Mariah curated an oral history museum exhibit telling the story of underground uranium miners in northwest New Mexico. Mariah also has advocated for women’s rights in much of the developing world and she has conducted research and written on issues regarding post-colonial feminism in West Africa.