Antoanela “Ani” Gavrilova-Yordanova, Esq.

Associate Attorney


Antoanela “Ani” Gavrilova-Yordanova, Esq.

Antoanela “Ani” Gavrilova was born and raised in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe. In 2014, she relocated to the United States, settling in Austin, where she began learning the English language and eventually achieved fluency in both English and Bulgarian. Ani holds a J.D. from the University of National and World Economy in Bulgaria and possesses an Associate Degree in Economics, Accounting, and Management. Her commitment to education led her to earn an LL.M. in American Legal Studies from St. Mary’s University in 2021, all while working a full-time job.

Ani’s professional journey at the Sandoval and James Law Firm started in 2018 when she decided to pursue a career in law within the United States. She started as a paralegal under Mr. Sandoval and diligently worked her way up to overseeing the firm’s financial department, managing post-settlement procedures for all litigation and pre-litigation cases, and providing invaluable support during negotiations. Ani’s exceptional mindset and expertise in this area are truly impressive.

Notably, Ani Gavrilova played a crucial role in developing post-settlement procedures at Sandoval James Law Firm, guided by Esteban Sandoval himself. Currently, she holds the esteemed position of head attorney in this department, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to securing the best outcomes for her clients and eagerly embracing all challenges that come her way.

Ani brings a wealth of experience, having practiced Criminal Defense and Commercial Law in Bulgaria, coupled with a background in banking from her tenure with one of the largest banks in the United States. She is a first-generation college graduate and attorney, proudly considering herself a citizen of the world. Her passion for travel has taken her to numerous destinations, with Austin now holding a special place as her “new home.”

Ani firmly believes in the healing power of nature, and in her spare time, she enjoys the great outdoors, working out, art, and traveling with her family and friends. She shares her life with her husband Danny and their beautiful bull terrier named Rocco. Additionally, Ani has a passion for playing the piano that dates back to her early childhood when she began learning at the age of six.

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