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Authentic Advocacy. Because Every Client Matters!

Avia Rice Gauthier, MBA, JD

Managing Attorney in Richardson

Richardson attorney Avia Rice Gauthier advises clients on a range of matters relating to family law (divorce, fathers' rights, custody & child support), estate planning (wills, trusts, probate & guardianship), business law (contracts, business entity formation, commercial debt collection & negotiations) and bankruptcy (chapter 7 & 13). Avia has provided business and legal services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit associations in the North Texas area. Avia is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and is a certified mediator, mobile notary, and signing agent. Avia also believes firmly in nurturing strong client relationships, engaging in consistent communication, and thinking outside of the box.

Avia has over 10 years of sales and marketing management experience in addition to being admitted to practicing law in the State of Texas. Prior to starting her law career, she co-founded Southtech Digital, a web application development and digital marketing agency in Dallas, TX.

While studying at Southern University Law Center, Avia served as a Lt. Governor in the American Bar Association, Christians at Law Community Service Chair, and as a Kaplan Student Representative. Additionally, Avia represented SULC in the National and Regional ABA and BLSA Negotiations competitions. While attending SULC, Avia was also the Nathan J. Folse Scholarship recipient.

Avia is an active member and a part of the legal team at ONE Community Church in Plano, TX. She is also a mentor in Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas and the Dallas Independent School District E-mentoring program. Avia, a resident of Allen, Texas is married to Tony Gauthier and has two twin boys and three stepchildren. She enjoys community involvement, mentoring, life-changing conversations, and traveling regularly.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctorate - Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Master of Business Administration - New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY

  • Bachelor of Arts, International Business/Marketing - Florida International University, Miami, FL

BAR ADMISSION

  • State Bar of Texas

ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Bar Association

  • National Bar Association

  • Texas Bar Association

  • Dallas Bar Association

  • Collin County Bar Association

  • JL Turner Association

CIVIC/PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • EWomen Network

  • Rotary International

  • National Black MBA Association

  • Business Network International

  • American Business Women Association

Contact us today at (214) 761-6788 and let us get to work on your case.

Why the Gauthier Law Firm?

  • Our Clients Are Like Family

    We truly Listen to my clients & don't treat them like just another number or just another case.

  • Advocate in the Midst of Chaos

    We approach even the most complex cases with a calm & professional nature on behalf our clients.

  • Continuous Education

    We strive to perfect our craft by exceeding the requirement for continuing legal education every year.

  • Not Afraid to Go to Trial

    We will stand up for you & vow to never settle a case when it is not in best interest of our clients.