April Fearnley

Admissions

  • Bar Admissions: Virginia, Washington D.C., and Florida.
  • Court Admissions: US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, DC Circuit, and Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Juris Doctor Degree from UVA Law School
  • MBA from Darden Business School
  • BA in Economics and Foreign Affairs from UVA

Besides an undergraduate degree in Economics and Foreign Affairs from UVA, April received her Juris Doctor degree from the UVA Law School in 2002. She didn’t stop there, however. She earned her MBA from the Darden Business School at UVA in 2012 – while also working full-time.

During her academic career, April was an Echols Scholar and a Distinguished Major in Economics, as well as named to the Order of the Coif. Post-graduation, she clerked for two Federal judges – Judge Robert Beezer of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle and Judge Susan Bucklew of the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. She has also been an instructor of legal research and writing, and she is licensed to practice law in three states and the District of Columbia. An excellent legal writer and proven trial attorney, April is a former prosecutor with 40 cases tried to verdict, 25 of which were tried before juries.

Around the office, people say April is open, friendly, a good listener, and easy to talk to. Most importantly, April offers her clients straightforward advice and genuinely cares about them. She’s known for being relaxed in casual settings but can become assertive in the courtroom when the case requires it.