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April Fearnley is an Of Counsel Attorney at the Spiggle Law Firm. Her practice focuses on the representation of employees in a wide variety of work-related violations of law.
April’s practice presently focuses on case analysis and assessment. She identifies possible illegalities relating to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity discrimination/retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She also represents employees in age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and accommodation/discrimination claims under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Besides an undergraduate degree in Economics and Foreign Affairs from UVA, April received her Juris Doctor degree from the UVA Law School in 2002. Then, in 2012, she earned her MBA from the Darden Business School at UVA in 2012 – while also working full-time.
During her academic career, April was an Echols Scholar and a Distinguished Major in Economics, as well as named to the Order of the Coif. Post-graduation, she clerked for two Federal judges – Judge Robert Beezer of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle and Judge Susan Bucklew of the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. She has also been an instructor of legal research and writing, and she is licensed to practice law in three states and the District of Columbia. An excellent legal writer and proven trial attorney, April is a former prosecutor with 40 cases tried to verdict, 25 of which were tried before juries.
Around the office, people say April is open, friendly, a good listener, and easy to talk to. Most importantly, April offers her clients straightforward advice and genuinely cares about them. She’s known for being relaxed in casual settings but can become assertive in the courtroom when the case requires it.
University of Virginia – B.A. in Economics and Foreign Affairs
University of Virginia – Darden Business School – M.B.A.
University of Virginia – Law School – J.D.