CEO & Senior Trial Consultant
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.
In the office, she is a proven leader and a zealous advocate for her team. They work together to provide cutting edge solutions for their clients and the legal consulting industry as a whole.
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.
April has been involved in hundreds of jury trials throughout the course of her career. Her experience in the courtroom, combined with her jury research practice, gives April a unique perspective into the litigation process, which clients find invaluable.
April holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Legal Studies and a Master of Science in Law. April is a Certified Trial Director Trainer & Consultant, a Certified Trial Technology Specialist, and is an e-discovery guru. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of Trial Technology, Jury Research, and E-Discovery, and has taught as an adjunct professor in the Legal Assistant program at Tulsa Community College. She currently serves on the advisory board for the Legal Assistant program at Tulsa Community College.
In her spare time, April enjoys photography, traveling, spending time with friends and family and being active in her community.
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