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April Nordhaus is a McKinney native with an understanding of-and deep care for-the community and its residents. She is recognized in the region for her compassion while providing expert counsel in estate and trust cases. She also handles probate, guardianship, and small business formations.

April received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University in 1998, and her law degree cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University’s School of Law in 2002. In addition, she is certified as a general civil law mediator and family law mediator.

April's first job after law school was with The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc, wherein she sat down with families who recently lost a close family member to provide probate guidance, assess the financial situation, and discuss estate planning matters. 

April prides herself in making a positive difference in her clients’ lives.  Efficiency and compassion are the cornerstones to her practice.

She was named by Goldline Research as one of The Most Dependable Lawyers (Trusts & Estates) of Texas as published in Forbes Magazine in August 2008.

April has a four-year-old daughter who attends McKinney Christian Academy and she is married to fellow attorney, Ryan Nordhaus.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 70%
    7 years
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Jeremy Fredrick Rosenthal

    April is a leader in the legal community for estate planning!


    Jeremy Rosenthal Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Russ Alan Baker

    I endorse this lawyer's work. April is a very good lawyer, her clients love her. In my opinion, she is the best estate planning lawyer in Collin County.


    Russ Baker DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC

PO Box 2680
Mckinney, TX, 75070


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200301/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2014
Texas Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Best Law FirmReader's Choice Award, McKinney Courier Gazette2012
Best Attorney in McKinneyReader's Choice Award, McKinney Courier Gazette2011
2011 Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Best Attorney in McKinneyReader's Choice Award, McKinney Courier Gazette2010
Most Dependable Lawyers (Trusts & Estates) of TexasGoldline Research as seen in Forbes Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBoyd Veigel, PC2006 - 2009
Staff AttorneyThe Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Estate Planning Council of North TexasMember2007 - Present
Collin County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2003 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
TCU Alumni AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Texas Christian UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A