April focuses her practice on complex regulatory litigation and environmental matters, primarily representing regulated energy companies before state regulatory entities including the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, April served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
April obtained her Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law, where she completed the Family Law Certificate Program. She was also the recipient of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated’s Endowment Scholarship and the Olender Foundation’s Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award. While in law school, April served as a senior staff editor for the Howard Human & Civil Rights Law Review, a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic, and the vice president of the Black Law Students Association. As a student attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic, she assisted residents of the District of Columbia with various misdemeanor offenses, including domestic violence matters and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for earning the highest grade in the Clinic. April also served as an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.
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Member, Virginia State Bar
Member, Virginia Bar Association
Member, Hill-Tucker Bar Association
Member, American Association of Blacks in Energy
Member, Old Dominion Bar Association