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.
April rarely sticks to the same routine. In 2006, she traveled around the world for four months with a backpack…by herself. Her itinerary covered four continents, including Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, and New York.
April has also run five marathons in three cities and lived on the Lawn at the University of Virginia, which is the original academic village designed by Thomas Jefferson. April also enjoys singing opera, occasionally lending her voice to wedding ceremonies.