April Stone

April Stone


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.

April has particular experience representing world-class athletes on their journey to the Olympics and Paralympics in team selection disputes under Section 9 of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Bylaws and other disputes. 

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. She has been recognized by the Oregon Law Center, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, and Oregon Association of Defense Counsel for her superior advocacy.

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.

  • Recipient, Michael E. Haglund Young Lawyer Award, Multnomah Bar Association, 2023
  • Recipient, Attorney on the Rise award, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 2023
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers Queen’s Bench Board of Directors, 2020; Treasurer, 2021; President, 2022
  • Board member, Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, Member, 2019 – present; Executive Committee Member, 2023-present
  • Board member, Special Olympics Oregon, 2024
  • Sport Coach, Special Olympics USA, 2009 – present; Sport Manager, 2020 – present
  • Attorney Mentor, University of Oregon School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School, 2020 – present
  • Mentor, Minds Matter Portland, 2022-present
  • Attorney Mentor, University of Portland, 2022-present
  • Mentor, Boys & Girls Club of Marion and Polk Counties, 2018-2019
  • Student Member, Policy Advisory Committee, ACLU of Oregon, 2016 – 2017
  •  Ann Louise Litin Award, University of Oregon, 2019
  • Laird Kirkpatrick Award, University of Oregon, 2017
  • Armonica Law Student Grant, Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation, 2017

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Montana
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • University of Oregon School of Law – JD, Order of the Coif, 2019
  • University of Alaska Anchorage – B.A., magna cum laude

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