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April Elaine Nelson

April Elaine Nelson

also known as April E. Nelson

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About Me

As an Attorney, I am a fierce and unrelenting advocate for
the interests of my clients, whether it be in traditional litigation or as a
representative in mediation or arbitration.

As a trained Mediator, I act in the capacity of a neutral, third-party, working delicately and
strategically with all parties to find a mutually agreeable solution to the
issues presented.

As a Contract
I am "the lawyer's lawyer," beginning my work as a
contract attorney in order to gain valuable experience in a variety of practice
areas, as well as to build a network of mentors. In this capacity, I am available
to assist other attorneys with specific assignments on an as-needed basis. This
may include, but is not limited to, research, drafting pleadings, and document



Practice Areas


  1. Child Custody: 45%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 45%
    5 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    5 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    5 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Sarah Michelle Gable

    Nelson is very passionate about her clients and works hard to advocate for them. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney.


    Sarah Gable Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    April is hardworking and dedicated to the practice of law. I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member.


    Courtney Wassef
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Nelson Law Practice

2205 York Road, Suite 202
Lutherville-Timonium, MD, 21093



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chosen Top 10 Under 40 -MarylandNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2015
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Solo PractitionerNelson Law Practice2010 - Present
Law ClerkEqual Employment Opportunity Commission2009 - 2009
Law ClerkMoore Steele, LLC2009 - 2010
Law ClerkMaryland Legal Aid Bureau2008 - 2008
Summer Law ClerkMaryland Court of Special Appeals2007 - 2007
National Training DirectorThe Mautner Project2001 - 2005
InternHuman Rights Campaign2001 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Baltimore County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME)N/A2010 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityN/A2009 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MarylandN/A2007 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2009
University of AlabamaPlanning and ManagementMaster's of Social Work2001