April enjoys almost everything about litigation. She relishes the fast-paced environment, strategy development, fact-finding, and creativity that skilled lawyers like her bring to their clients.
April’s practice is built upon a foundation of fourteen years of litigation experience stemming from her former career as a paralegal and early career as a law clerk to Chief Judge Marco A. Hernández at the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. She is well-versed in all aspects of case development and strategy, case evaluation, discovery, working with experts and clients, and preparing for and taking cases to trial. Before becoming a lawyer, April assisted lead trial counsel and judges during more than 15 civil jury trials in rural and metropolitan state and federal courts.
As a lawyer, April has tenaciously represented clients throughout all stages of litigation from case inception through trial, including writing and successfully arguing various motions, taking and defending depositions, settlement negotiations, and representing clients in bench trials. April has received recognition for her superior advocacy by the Oregon Law Center, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, and Oregon Association of Defense Counsel.
April’s deep commitment to serving her community is demonstrated by her years of mentoring students and teen parents and her long history of volunteering with Special Olympics at the local, state, national, and international levels.
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