Alexandria Avera, Bill Avera’s granddaughter, is committed to carrying on his legacy of service.
Born and raised in Gainesville, Alex graduated cum laude with a degree in history from the University of Florida. She completed her undergraduate degree early as a result of dual enrolling in classes at UF at the age of 16. Alex attended law school on a partial academic scholarship at Stetson University College of Law, where she graduated cum laude. While in law school, Alex was a class representative on the Student Bar Association and co-chair of the Go Green Committee.
Outside of academics, Alex was involved in giving back to the community of Gulfport, FL, where Stetson Law is located. Alex was a mentor in the Lunch Pals Program, which matches elementary students facing personal or academic challenges with a mentor. Alex became involved in politics in an effort to preserve the historical waterfront district of Gulfport, FL from overdevelopment by chain restaurants and businesses. Alex also combined her legal education with an opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering at the courthouse in Tampa, assisting people unable to afford a lawyer in filling out family law forms. Now that she is back in Gainesville, Alex is excited for the opportunity to start giving back to her hometown.
Alex joined Avera & Smith as an associate attorney in September 2018. Alex’s focus is complex or catastrophic injury cases and medical malpractice.
AREAS OF PRACTICE Personal Injury Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice
BAR ADMISSIONS Florida
EDUCATION Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL - J.D. (2018) University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida - B.A. (2014)