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April Elaine Nelson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Towson, MD

4.9   16 reviews

also known as April E. Nelson

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About April

Learn April’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Mutual Consent Divorces Marital Separation Agreements Custody and Support Alimony Property Issues Mediation

    14 years

  2. Mediation
    Family and Divorce Mediation-

    14 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    Simple Estate Planning Counseling Wills and Testamentary Trusts Advanced Directives Healthcare Power of Attorney POA for Property and Finance

    14 years


Nelson Law Practice
610 Bosley Ave.
Towson, MD, 21204

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4.9 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Susan | July 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
April is Awesome!
April provided excellent support during my meditation and divorce process. She was accessible and helpful navigating a difficult situation during an even more uncertain times of the pandemic. I felt assured that the process was being conducted in my best possible interests. I would absolutely recommend her!
Posted by Gracie | June 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Pleasure to work with!
I worked with April twice. Once for my divorce back in 2019 and then a review of our updated MSA in spring 2023. She is timely with her responses and so helpful. Definitely recommend!
Posted by CJW | January 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded my expectations!
April Nelson was professional and emotionally intelligent in the way she handled my divorce from the moment I contacted her. Her attention to detail and legal knowledge is outstanding and made a significant difference in my case. She truly listened to my concerns about the divorce and guided me to achieve the optimal outcome through mediation. She helped me navigate through the most difficult circumstance I have faced with compassion and understanding, while also empowering me to advocate for myself. Additionally, she always worked in a manner that was respectful to everyone which helped de-escalate even the most contentious aspects of my divorce. April Nelson went above and beyond my expectations and I will use her services in the future when needed.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2014
Highly recommended
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.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2014
Professional and compassionate
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.).
Posted by Carolyn | January 17, 2012
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.
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Posted by Catherine | December 16, 2011
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.
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Posted by Candice | July 26, 2011
Fanstastic Divorce Attorney
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.
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Posted by Gavin | June 8, 2011
Gavin P. Meany, MD
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
Posted by Geoff | February 7, 2011
Exceptionally caring, experienced, and very professional
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.
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Posted by Jack | January 28, 2011
April Nelson represented me in a civil case against 2 other lawyers
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.
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Posted by Beth | November 24, 2010
Excellent services
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.
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Response from April Nelson December 29, 2010
Note - The service rendered here was consultation on small business development in general, not legal advice or representation. Nelson Law Practice, nor its proprietor April Nelson, is licensed for practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, however, the firm will be happy to assist with referrals for Virginia-based attorneys.
Posted by Jo Ellen | November 19, 2010
Awesome Attorney with heart and soul
April is one of the most compassionate attorneys I have ever known. She cares about you, not just the case. She takes time to look into what really matters to you and she is professional and approachable. At my recent case the other attorney was rude and condescending. April did not react to this and treated the other attorney with respect. April asked great questions of the opposition and knew many cases to cite in order to defend us. April handles herself as a true professional. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2010
Contract review
Ms. Nelson has advised me on a number of contract and lease issues recently, as well as assisted me with settling one particular dispute without having to go to court at all. She is very knowledgeable of the law and very upfront when something is not within her expertise. I probably most appreciate that fact that she has always been able help me make informed decisions from a cost-benefit perspective.
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Posted by Julie | November 17, 2010
Ms. Nelson was very knowledgable and responded quickly to my questions. She was able to guide me through each of the directives and wills. I would like to say I called Ms. Nelson on my way into the hospital and she came to the hospital the next day. When our meeting was finished I felt my affairs were taken care of and my wishes where known should I not make it out of the hospital. This meant a great deal to me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2014
Compassionate, Knowledgeable and Easy to Work With
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.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Solo Practitioner
  • Nelson Law Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Moore Steele, LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • 2007 - 2007
  • National Training Director
  • The Mautner Project
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Intern
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • 2001 - 2001
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  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • University of Alabama
  • Master's of Social Work
  • 2001


  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME)
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40 -Maryland
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (18)
Endorse April
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"April is hardworking and dedicated to the practice of law. I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with April in the past and observed her to be a focused and hard-working person. She is passionate about her work and advocates zealously for her clients."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nelson is someone you want on your team. In addition to being a kind, fun person, she's smart, dedicated, and committed to her clients. Nelson Law Practice is who I recommend in Baltimore for legal expertise."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with April and I can attest that she is honest, caring and diligent with the people she serves. A fantastic person and a fantastic lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Nelson provides outstanding information on Avvo to people who need it. Ms. Nelson is very smart and she cares. She is a credit to the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"April is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who serves her clients with distinction."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked alongside Nelson on a number of challenging cases, her attention to detail, focus on the client and knowledge of the law made her an exceptional advocate and one whom I would trust with any number of complicated issues."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"April is a knowledgeable and resourceful attorney who is committed to producing a quality work product. I have had the opportunity to mentor April on a number of cases, on all of which she has proven to be a diligent and quick-learner. She has a real compassion for her clients and strong sense of professionalism."
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Towson Divorce and separation Lawyer April Elaine Nelson
April Elaine Nelson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Towson, MD
Licensed for 14 years