Ava Lias-Booker is a Partner with McGuire- Woods LLP. A seasoned trial and appellate lawyer, Ava leads McGuireWoods’ Baltimore litigation practice with three decades of first chair trial experience representing businesses in complex commercial and civil litigation.
Among her leadership roles, she chairs the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and serves on the Diversity Action Council and Associates Committee. She also is the former managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Baltimore office.
Ava’s dedication to providing excellent client service is matched by her passion for mentoring lawyers and serving Baltimore’s legal and civic communities, the state and the nation.
Ava sits on the boards of visitors of Duke University School of Law and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and on the advisory Board of Directors of the Baltimore Open Society Institute.
Ava holds a holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and JD from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.