Gavin Rush is Of Counsel to the firm and leads the firm’s Austin office. His practice spans diverse areas such as sexual assault, embryo destruction and fertility center misconduct, complex commercial litigation, civil rights actions, FINRA arbitrations, and financial services disputes.
Gavin focuses his legal practice on representing victims of childhood sexual assault, rideshare assaults, and institutional sexual abuse. His team works aggressively to hold these entities accountable for the devastating injuries and damages that result from sexual abuse. He maintains a steadfast focus on representation of the injured and being their voice and champion in his client’s darkest hours.
Gavin’s practice also includes complex financial and commercial matters, particularly in the areas of securities and investment fraud litigation. He represents institutional and individual investors in disputes with financial industry members arising out of investment fraud or misconduct. He represents investors who fell victim to malicious investment and Ponzi schemes and those who received negligent investment advice.
Prior to joining the firm, Gavin spent several years at Google as a Senior Associate drafting, negotiating, and performing risk analysis and strategy assessment on domestic and international outsourcing contracts, many in excess of $250MM. Before that, Gavin worked as a legal analyst for Pfizer and Deloitte.
Gavin graduated cum laude and received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2011. While at Loyola he was a member of the Law Review, served as Associate Justice on the Honor Board, and was President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Gavin was also a TA at the Juridicum, Institute of Roman Law at the University of Vienna and received a certification in International Comparative Law. At Loyola, Gavin received the Alumni Association Scholarship for Excellence, the Joseph V. Bologna Prize, and the Dean’s Award in 2009 for having the highest GPA in his 1L class. Additionally, Gavin was the recipient of the Dean’s Honor Scholarship, the Clem H. and Norris Tricon Sehrt Scholarship, and the LaNasa–Greco Foundation Scholarship. Most notably, Gavin received the Gillis-Long Poverty Law Clinic Public Service Award for his extensive pro bono work at the Common Ground Relief Legal Clinic where he assisted in the representation of indigent clients in the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina and the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Gavin received his undergraduate degree with honors from Tulane University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, focusing on Public Relations and Advertising. While at Tulane, Gavin received the Tulane Founders’ Scholarship, was on the Dean’s List from 2001-2006, and was an executive member of the Sigma chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau social fraternity.
Gavin resides in northwest Austin with his dog, Elton. He is a ping-pong enthusiast and enjoys golfing, live music, volunteering at the local animal shelter, and spending time with his nephew (garnering him the accolade of “World’s Best Uncle,” complete with the mug to prove it).
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., cum laude
International Comparative Law Certification
Tulane University, B.A., with honors
Texas – 2015