Rachel Aguilar is an associate attorney with Jeff Gilbert Law Office Rachel's practice primarily focuses on family law with an emphasis on divorce and the parent-child relationship, such as custody, possession and access, and child support. She has assisted in several trials and argued numerous hearings. Rachel fights with equal fervor for mothers, fathers, grandparents, and non-biological parents.
As a mother herself, Rachel understands the stress and anxiety that can accompany a custody battle. She ensures her clients are knowledgeable and prepared throughout the entire matter. Rachel regularly appears in Attorney General Court on behalf of both custodial and non-custodial parents.
Rachel is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and the Brazoria County Bar Association. Rachel also actively practices criminal law and personal injury law, including dog bites.
A native of Brazoria County, Rachel grew up in Brazoria, Texas and attended Columbia High School, where she was an active participant in the Mighty Roughneck Band, National Forensics League, and Thespians. While in high school, Rachel attended Brazosport College before transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University, where she graduated in 2008 with a double major in political science and philosophy. There, Rachel participated in moot court, where she twice qualified for nationals. She also was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International.
A 2012 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas, Rachel held leadership positions in Phi Alpha Delta and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF). She participated in intramural moot court, mock trial, and negotiations competitions, and she was invited to join the Board of Barristers based on her exemplary performance. During her first year of law school, Rachel wrote for the Texas Bank Lawyer. Rachel later wrote for the Estate Planning and Community Property Journal and subsequently served as an articles editor. During her second year of law school, Rachel volunteered with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), an income tax return preparation program that assists low income, disabled, elderly, or limited English speaking taxpayers.
Rachel worked for The Law Office of Laura Cole, an estate planning and probate firm in West Columbia, during school holidays in 2008 and 2009. During her third year of law school, Rachel clerked for Jones Flygare Brown & Wharton, P.C., a civil general practice firm with the distinction of being the oldest law firm in Lubbock. Rachel, then clerked with Jeff Gilbert Law Office and, upon being licensed as an attorney in 2012, accepted a position as an associate attorney with the firm.
Rachel lives in Lake Jackson with her husband of three years, Travis, with whom she recently welcomed a son.