Local businesswoman, April J. Ferguson, got a surprise phone call on Friday, January
17th. On the other end of the line was counsel for President Donald J. Trump, asking her to assist the President’s legal team in the Senate Impeachment trial scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 21st.
"24 hours later, I was boarding a flight to Washington, DC and reported directly to the White House. The decision to represent Oklahoma, and showcase our talents in such a public way, is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Ferguson, a nationally recognized Trial Consultant and CEO of Opveon Litigation Services, a litigation support and trial consulting firm with headquarters in Tulsa, OK.
“Politics played no role in my decision. My expertise was called upon and I answered that call to be a small part of the most publicized trial in recent history. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of trial consultants that could have been selected for this opportunity, but it was Opveon that got the call. It is a testament to the stellar reputation of our consultants and the successful results we have helped our clients achieve. Our team is second to none and our talent runs deep.”
“It has been six days since the trial concluded and my phone is still ringing from clients and industry partners alike, expressing congratulatory sentiments. Our story proves that Oklahoma is indeed the best place for small business, and specifically, women-owned businesses, to thrive. By sharing my experience, I hope to encourage the idea that you can live and work in Oklahoma and create a successful nationally recognized business. In the process, you just might make history."
About April J. Ferguson
For her clients, April is a trusted partner, a team player, and an invaluable asset to their litigation teams. She works tirelessly with trial teams to tell their client’s story in a way that resonates with jurors and creates in them a desire to be an advocate for that client in the jury deliberation room.
Having worked on large pieces of complex litigation throughout the country, April’s expertise in the trial consulting arena has brought her an international client base, including top tier law firms and celebrities. The trial teams she has had the privilege of working with have been responsible for securing multi-million-dollar verdicts for their clients as well as helping large corporations obtain defense verdicts. In January 2020, April was retained as a trial consultant by counsel for the President in the Senate Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump.
April focuses her practice on theme development, mock trials, jury focus groups, and the use of technology in a litigation environment. Her case experience includes complex commercial litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, energy law, employment law cases, criminal defense, eminent domain, construction disputes, Qui Tam actions, major environmental cases, insurance bad faith, family law, and trucking litigation, among others.