Posted by Jeffrey
April has represented myself and many other military members in a variety of cases. April's professionalism and "Get the job done right" attitude is what continues to set her apart from others in her field. As a Veteran I know that April understands my concerns and addresses them in a timely and professional manner. I will strongly recommend April to any of my colleagues, friends and loved ones for any level of legal services.
Posted by Jennifer
April handled my case very quickly and professionally when I needed an attorney quickly. No detail was missed; she was extremely thorough. However, what really caught my eye and appreciation was her caring, ethical attitude. Considering everyone's outcome in the legal scenario was important to her, not just financial gain. I was highly impressed and will certainly use her again in the future should the need arise.
Posted by William
April is very knowledgeable and thorough. She is dedicated, compassionate and determined. She answered all of my questions and explained her answers in depth. I would not hesitate in recommending her.
Posted by Lt Col Chuck
When April said - I need this - she does and it was up to me to get it to her. When she says - "I recommend" x, y, z, you know that this was the best and that is what she ALWAYS did for me. As fellow military officers I look forward to her time as an Army JAG. She has already been involved with military cases at Fort Bragg.
As the Army says - HOOAH! April on a job well done. Thank you for all that you did for me and continue to do for Tammy.
I am honored to have met April as she continues to be a great Military and Civilian attorney.
Posted by Kelli
April was my strength during this very painful time. I was very scared and worried, she helped me breathe. April knows the law and knows what to expect from the opposing attorney. She also is able to explain what is happening. I don't know what else to say but, I will always appreciate April's willingness and ability to protect me, legally and emotionally.
Posted by Alphonso
I was caught off guard with how a 20 year lover can suddenly be your worst enemy and want to destroy you. Thanks to April, I was able to survive this madness and escape with the capability to have a wonderful future. April's knowledge, compassion, and drive was key to my successful. I highly recommend April!
Posted by Karen
I was very pleased with April as my attorney. This was my first time having an attorney, and I was very apprehensive. She was very kind in explaining details to me, and extremely patient when I didn't understand, explaining what was going on again. She worked with me for 10 months, and we are finishing up my case this week. I felt safe with her, and never felt lied to, or put off.
I was very thankful for that. Knowing how things turned out, I believe if I had to do it over again, I would breathe a little easier through the process. She was great, and compassionate about my situation, and was encouraging to me through the process.
I would most definitely recommend her and Shewmaker and Shewmaker to anyone else that needs honest and caring attorneys, who, fight for you, and made the process as easy as possible while going through it!
Posted by John
It took me a couple months to truly wrap my head around how an ex of mine could seek to not only disparage and defame me, but to go so far as to seek to destroy my life as I knew it. The devil, of course, is in the details which I can't mention here... but suffice it to say I was caught completely off guard, and after having spent years helping to support this other half and his lifestyle I was in a financially sensitive position. What resulted was truly unnecessary litigation following the slow and painful end of an abusive relationship - only further evidence of the character of this person I once gave my all to.
In my case April went above and beyond the call of duty as my attorney. Even now I recall early morning and late night conversations about the difficulties of the case, the issues with how charges were framed, and the myriad things I could do to better prepare us both for our day in court. As my stresses weighed me down she educated me on the situation, its protocol, and took the time to lift my spirits. She empathized with my frustration and anger and helped me to not only make the best of the situation, but to harness these emotions in order to leave no stone unturned.
It took many long hours scouring emails and texts, pulling up financial records, and contacting multiple organizations and businesses to properly defend our case. I wasn't alone during this time, however, because April was with me every step of the way, and helped to guide my actions to focus my efforts and work as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The end result: WE WON. Not against one, but TWO charges. BOTH of which were filed due to the horrifying actions and malicious intentions of a spiteful ex.
Steve Shewmaker himself was there to assist, and the pride on his face when the judge ruled was more than evident.
April is an ethical, educated, informed, and empathetic legal professional whose prowess is exceeded only by her intention to serve her clients. Save for her brief moments out of the office to sleep I fear she may in fact work at all hours of the day, throughout the week. I cannot adequately thank her for all she has done for me, save for pour my heart into this review.
April, you are amazing. Thank you, again.
Posted by Clara
April was one of the attorneys for my modification of child support/alimony case. She is so thorough. She reviewed every document with great detail. Thus we were So prepared in court. I don't have enough words. She knew the case backward and forward. She really listened to me and made a difficult situation a little easier. Her hard work contributed to the very best outcome I could have had in my case.
Posted by Jasmine
First off, I want to start this review off by saying that April Stancliff was such a pleasant person to work with. I am so blessed that I got to work with this amazing human being. April was extremely professional when she spoke with me, but she also added a personal tone behind her words that made me feel safe and at home like talking to a friend.
This woman is completely dedicated to the work that she does and she will not stand down while someone tries to do the wrong thing. She showed so much heartfelt desire to have true justice served. This made the time spent with her very worthwhile because I knew that my case was going to be won. Not only because she is amazing at what she does, but mainly for the reason that her heart was in the right place the entire time she helped me.
In my case in particular, I was up against a lot and really did not see anything in the future for me but jail time. I had previous charges and jail time against me for the same exact thing that I was looking to fight in court. One of my charges was a misdemeanor. On the other hand, my other charge could have been pressed as a felony, depending on the cost of damages done. I was looking at up to two years in confinement.
My case was dropped. With those charges you might think that justice was not served, but there is more to the story. I was framed for criminal damage and the same "victim" self harmed themselves and blamed me. No one believed that I was innocent until I spoke with Steve Shewmaker and April. As soon as I spoke with her, she started on my case. I was freaking out because with my previous charges, I looked guilty. April did everything in her power to prove my innocence.
I know that April must have put in long hours to make sure that the true victim, being me, was not behind bars under faulty accusations. She made countless phone calls, text messages, and emails to keep me constantly up to date on my case. As soon as anything came up, good or bad, April made sure that I knew.
We were both told at the same time that my case had been dropped. The number one reason that it was, was because April did a lot of background and figured out the "victim" was not as good as a person as he had led everyone to believe. She called countless people, got all the documents she needed, had me save phone recordings, etc....
This woman knows how to do her job and she knows how to do it well. She worked diligently on my case every single day: That shows workmanship. She spoke with me as often and with as much help as possible: That shows communication. Most importantly, April cried tears of joy with me when everyone found out that I was innocent: That shows her heart. This is someone that you want on your side, because I would hate to know I had to fight her on a case.