Gunther Law Group

"Personal, Professional Service at a Reasonable Price!"



Serving all of Hampton Roads and Eastern North Carolina
Virginia: (757) 671-3352
North Carolina: (252) 426-2006

OUR ATTORNEYS & STAFF

RACHEL S. GUNTHER, ESQUIRE              Principal Attorney/Owner

                                                                           Virginia & North Carolina

 

    Rachel Settles Gunther has been working in the legal field for more than ten years and most recently opened her own firm in 2010.  Originally from central Kentucky, Rachel obtained her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in 2000.  After taking a year off between her undergraduate and graduate studies for mission work in Spain with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru), she obtained her J.D. degree from Regent University School of Law in 2005.  Rachel worked full-time in a Virginia Beach law firm while attending her law classes part-time at Regent.  During her time in school, Rachel’s legal intern work focused mainly in the areas of transactional law, centered in the areas of real estate, business associations, and estate planning law.

    After graduation from law school in 2005, Rachel obtained her bar license in Virginia and worked at a couple of different firms in the Hampton Roads area, in offices in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.   Rachel and her husband, Stephen, moved to Hertford, North Carolina in 2006 and after a couple of years, Rachel applied for and successfully obtained her license to practice law in North Carolina. 

    After five years of practice, Rachel opened her own firm, Rachel S. Gunther, P.C., in the spring of 2010.  She currently shares her time between offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Hertford, North Carolina.  While she continues to focus her practice in the areas of transactional law she learned during her pre-licensing days, she also practices in the areas of civil litigation, domestic law, and landlord tenant relations.  Rachel is a frequent speaker on the topic of estate planning, and donates her time speaking at local community lectures and as an instructor at adult learning centers.  Rachel’s professional affiliations include: Virginia State Bar, North Carolina State Bar, U.S. Bankruptcy Bar (Eastern District of Virginia), and the North Carolina Bar Association.  In addition her own practice, Rachel also serves as counsel for Hertford Savings Bank in Hertford, North Carolina.

    Rachel seeks balance with her legal career with her family including her husband Stephen, her two step-sons Tyler and Trent, her pug Mr. Peabody, and her newborn son Zane. 

 

JENNA M. WILLIAMS, ESQUIRE                             Associate Attorney

                                                                                                            Virginia

 

        Jenna M. Williams is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Jenna completed two Bachelor Degrees, History and English, at East Carolina University and graduated cum laude with both University and History Honors.  Jenna attended law school at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis where she earned her Juris Doctorate.  During her law school career, Jenna participated in Moot Court, worked with Improving Kid's Environment during an externship for school, and also acted as a Guardian Ad Litem with Kid's Voice.   Along with her course load, Jenna also gained valuable courtroom experience during school as she worked with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office for 2 years.  During her first year, Jenna helped out with juvenile, homicide, sex crimes, and community prosecution matters.  In her second year with the Marion County Prosecutor' s Office, Jenna's focus was mostly on major felonies.  While in Indiana, Jenna also completed training in alternative dispute resolution and public policy mediation

 

        After graduation, Jenna moved to Virginia where she passed the Virginia Bar and was sworn in by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a member of the Virginia State Bar.  Her professional affiliations include the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Women's Attorney Association (Hampton Roads Chapter), and Virginia Beach Bar Association.  Jenna has also served as a court-appointed attorney with the Virginia Beach General District courts. Jenna’s practice areas include: Criminal and Traffic law, Family law, Personal Injury, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Small Claims Litigation, and Social Security Disability claims in Virginia.  Jenna also handles Social Security Disability claims in North Carolina.


 

 

 

JOHNNIE L. FINCH, JR., ESQUIRE                      Associate Attorney

                                                                                            North Carolina

 Johnnie Finch is a licensed attorney in the State of North Carolina.  He is native to Northeastern North Carolina, and a graduate of Perquimans High School in Hertford, North Carolina.  In 2003, Johnnie obtained his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Elizabeth City State University.  While working on his degree in sociology, in 2003, Johnnie became a Juvenile Justice Officer with the NC Department of Juvenile Justice.   In 2007, he completed a Bachelor of Art in Sociology also at Elizabeth City State University.  From 2005 to 2008, Johnnie participated in a youth mentoring program in Northeastern, North Carolina.  In 2012, Johnnie completed his Juris Doctor at Regent University School of Law.   While attending Regent University School of Law, Johnnie interned  two summers with the North Carolina District Attorney Office in District 1. 


Johnnie is a devout Christian and always been heavily involved in the local communities in Northeastern, North Carolina. He is a member of Greater Saunder’s Grove Ministry Baptist Church in Tyner, North Carolina.  Recently he has been speaking to high school students and parents on the dangers associated with sexting and cyberbullying.

Johnnie’s practice areas include criminal law, estate planning, and transactional legal matters. 

TIMOTHY P. KOLLER                                                                      Law Clerk

                                                                                    Virginia & North Carolina 

   

    Timothy Koller is currently a rising third year law student at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Prior to retiring from military service in 2012, where Timothy sereved two tours in the Global War on Terror, he graduated from the American Military University in Manassas, Virginia with his Bachelor of Science and in August 2012 graduated with his Master of Arts Degree in Legal Studies with honors from the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society and published his research thesis on Domestic Jurisprudence in August of 2012. Currently, Timothy serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in Eastern North Carolina. 

DEBRA HAND                                                 Real Estate Processor/Manager
                                                                                                                   Virginia
KRIS CARDWELL                                           Paralegal/Marketing Director
                                                                                                                 Virginia
STEVE GUNTHER                                  Legal Assistant/Marketing Director
                                                                                                      North Carolina
  TYLER GUNTHER                                                         Legal Assistant
                                                                                                North Carolina