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N.J. Gaunt

Senior Litigator


Nicholas J. Gaunt has been licensed as an attorney and mediator in Texas since 2009. He has practiced family law and criminal defense extensively in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, & Milam, as well as Collin, Dallas, Denton, Travis, and Bexar County.

Beginning in 1994 and continuing after college graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, N.J. spent nearly fifteen years in emergency services as both a paid & a volunteer first responder in both fire response/EMS and law enforcement. For two years prior to coming to law school, N.J. worked in interstate child support enforcement for the Texas Attorney General's Office (OAG).

While attending law school at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, he received the Pro Bono service award for services to the community and was a volunteer administrative law judge (ALJ) for the City of San Antonio Housing Authority. Prior to graduation, he was offered an associate professorship of law.


  • University of Texas at Austin, 1997
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, 2009


  • Bexar County District Attorney's Office (2007-2009)
  • Bexar County Staff Attorney's Office (2008-2009)
  • 10th County Court-at-Law, Bexar County (2009)
  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (2008)
  • United States Department of Justice (U.S. Attorney's Office) (2008)


  • State of Texas (2009)
  • Mediator - State Bar of Texas (2009)
  • Federal Southern District of Texas (2010)


  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • American Trial Academy 2020 Member
  • State Bar College (2012-present)
  • Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans (2010-present)
  • Texas Lawyers for Children (2010-present)
  • Family Law Division, State Bar of Texas (2010-present)
  • Computer & Technology Division, State Bar of Texas (2016-present)
  • Criminal Defense Division, State Bar of Texas (2010-2015)
  • Dallas County Bar Association (2010-2017)
  • Bell County Bar Society (2010-2015)


  • Crime Victim's Committee (2016-2019)


  • Eric Marsh Foundation
  • The Blazeman Foundation
  • The Stephen Siller Foundation
  • The Leary Firefighter's Foundation
  • Best 10
  • Best 10
  • Avvo 9.8 Nicholas J Gaunt
  • Avvo 2017
  • Top Contributor 2016
  • Texas Bar College Member
  • Family Law Top 10
  • Top Tier Lawyers
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