The legal education of Mariah Dylla Gardiner, who is now a prestigious family law attorney with Black & Graham, P.C in Colorado, began when she was just in high school and she wrote and published an article entitled, “Criminal Justice” in the very prominent journal, Concord Review. After graduation, however, she earned an undergraduate degree in French from Portland State University, cum laude and followed that up by earning her Juris Doctor law degree from the Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah . While there, she also received the Frankel Public Interest Fellowship.

Mariah Dylla Gardiner has received many types of education, including her high level of experience. For example, her legal career is certainly informed by her strong advocacy for greater rights for women throughout the developing world. In addition, Mariah once clerked for an administrative law judge at the Department of the Interior, she once served as an assistant district attorney in the largest county in New Mexico and she has repeatedly worked in partnership with both appellate and felony attorneys on difficult constitutional defense issues.