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Ms. Nelson was very patient and listened to my every concern. She was professional yet compassionate and really made a hard time in my life a very positive experience. Ms. Nelson is knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
I was very satisfied with April's advice and work with me (advising me through a mediation process). She was compassionate without sugarcoating the situation, and straightforward about what I'd have to do to get better terms in my mediation. She was willing and able to take aggressive action and yet was respectful and supportive of my eventual decision to make a choice that enabled me to avoid a prolonged adversarial process.
Ms. Nelson continues to show complete professionalism while still being compassionate to difficult situations. She gives prompt responses and is very knowledgeable in regards to divorce (separation, child support, custody, etc.).
April Nelson was my legal representation. At all times, she treated me with dignity and respect. She was masterful at problem solving and had the ability to anticipate the opposing attorney's gameplan. She suggested actions which she felt were in my best interest, but always allowed me to make final decisions. I would absolutely encourage every woman faced with a divorce to seek Ms. Nelson for representation.
April Nelson represented my best interests, gathered information, filed with the courts, addressed my concerns, answered my questions and allowed me to not worry horribly about my situation. Ms. Nelson brought a human connection and empathy all the while being incredibly knowledgeable and effective. I know that no matter the outcome of my case, everything will have been done to protect and best serve my interests.
April handled my marital separation agreement as well as the subsequent divorce documents and hearing. She was friendly, sympathetic to my needs, informative, and her responses when I had concerns...timely. She made one of the most difficult situations I have ever faced.. much easier. Her background expertise in social work/counseling came in handy for a few very sensitive issues that I needed included in my separation agreement. I always felt like she had my best interest at heart and I plan to use her services again in the future. I highly recommend April Nelson.
April did a great job defending me in my divorce, and I ended up walking away with a handsome sum. She was very skilled in the mediation, and I was also surprised by how she seemed to know what were important points and what were not in terms of negotiating my settlement
April truly is a lawyer with a heart. She genuinely cares about her clients and did her absolute best for us in a difficult situation. I would not hesitate to highly recommend her. She was my lawyer of choice and will be my lawyer in the future should I have a need. She has heart and experience; a difficult combination to find these days.
On occassion I provide expert witness work in construction disputes. Over 3 years ago I was hired by a lawyer with a lawyer client. The failed to pay agreed fees. This was the first time I had ever been burned by a lawyer. In a lower court hearing with a different lawyer I was unable to get full restitution. Ms. Nelson is knowledgeable and moves quickly and incisively in a courtroom. She won the appeal and I would certain use her again.
I recently launched a consulting business with a few full-time employees. To ensure the human resource function of my company was well structured, I engaged Ms. Nelson to lead and guide me in establishing and implementing appropriate policies and practices. Ms. Nelson provided excellent services to my company including guidance in the area of Virgina employment laws, recommendations regarding benefit packages, etc... In addition, Ms Nelson prepared written documents to clearly communicate to the staff the terms of employment and human resource policies and guidelines, including an employee handbook.