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.