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April Y. Walker

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April Y. Walker
Mediator and Arbitrator

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Location:

1060 Maitland Center Commons,
Suite 440
Maitland, FL 32751

Phone:

(407) 661-1123

Direct:

(800) 863-1462

Email:

awalker@uww-adr.com

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About

A native Floridian, April Walker began her litigation career in 1997 at Carlton Fields in Tampa, Florida.  She left the firm in 1998 to clerk for the late Stephan P. Mickle, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.  Years later, in 2008, April returned to Carlton Fields in Orlando, Florida where she worked as an associate litigation attorney and was elected to shareholder in 2015.  Her practice focuses included business and commercial, employment, loan servicing and consumer financial services litigation.

While she thoroughly enjoyed working with clients to develop and implement litigation strategies, April determined to shift the focus of her work to facilitating the resolution of disputes.  April joined UWWM in 2018, the same year she was recognized by peers as a Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation.  April brings to her ADR practice significant state and federal court experience, advanced mediation training, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and enthusiasm for the field of conflict resolution.

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1997
  • A.B., Duke University, 1993
  • Executive Education Certificate, Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, Advanced Mediation: Mediating Complex Disputes, 2021
  • Executive Education Certificate, Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, Mediating Disputes, 2018

Certifications

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit (Civil) Mediator
  • Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Trained in Elder Law and Shared Family Decision-Making Mediation

Memberships / Activities

  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • Adjunct Faculty, Florida A&M University College of Law, Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation (2018-2019)
  • The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Federal Court Practice (2013-2019); Co-Vice Chair, Pro Bono Subcommittee (2018-2019); Co-Vice Chair, Federal Rules Subcommittee (2016-2018)
  • The Florida Bar Business Law Section Member (2012-2017)
  • Board of Directors, Past Governance and Nomination Committee Chair - The Orlando Repertory Theatre, Orlando, FL (2013-2019)
  • Board of Directors, Past Board Chair - "Negro Spiritual" Scholarship Foundation, , Orlando, FL (2016-2019)
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 91 (2016)

Practice Areas

  • Business / Commercial
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contract
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Foreclosure
  • Insurance
  • Loan Servicing
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Trademark Counterfeiting, Infringement
  • Unfair Competition

April Y. Walker, Florida Trend Legal Elite