Avril De Guzman
Born in Durban, South Africa and raised in Houston, Avril De Guzman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston in 2001, with a B.S. in Psychology. She earned her law degree from the South Texas College of Law in May 2004.
While in law school, she clerked at a small firm specializing in medical malpractice defense and decided that would be her long-term focus. After working with the firm as an associate for several years, and later for another firm specializing in maritime law, she relocated to London with her husband where she lived for three years.
Avril De Guzman joined Scott, Clawater & Houston in 2017, and works with the partners in managing insurance defense issues for medical liability claims on behalf of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.
Ms. De Guzman has been active within many professional organizations including: Board of Director, 2009-2010, Houston Young Lawyers Association; member of the Special Olympics Committee, 2008-2009, Houston Bar Association; and member of the Houston and United Kingdom Chapters of the Women’s International Shipping & Trade Association, 2009-2013.
Additionally, De Guzman is involved in the Houston community as the leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and a season ticket holder to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.