April Goodwin

April Goodwin

The Goodwin Firm
  • Employment Law, Animal & Dog Law
  • Florida
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Summary

An attorney with nearly 20 years of experience, April S. Goodwin established The Goodwin Firm in 2015. The Goodwin Firm represents businesses throughout the state of Florida in matters related to employment discrimination, retaliation, FMLA, wage & hour, and other employee related legal issues. The Goodwin Firm also helps employers assess their exposure to future litigation for employment and wage related claims and provides them with a plan to reduce that exposure.

Also, as a pet owner and attorney, Ms. Goodwin saw that very few, if any, local attorneys were servicing the legal needs of pet owners. This meant that when pet parents faced legal problems relating to their pets, they were either left to their own devices or had to hire an attorney who did not have a practice area focused on their needs. She therefore decided to focus part of her practice on the myriad of legal issues that often arise for pet owners.

April S. Goodwin lives in Pinellas County, Florida with her significant other Ryan, their two Australian shepherds, Chewbacca and Dr. Indy Anna Jones (aka Chewie and Indy).

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Animal & Dog Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Some cases qualify for contingent fees or hybrid flat rates and contingent fees. Please contact to set up a consultation with Ms. Goodwin to discuss your case. Upon review of your case, we will decide if your case qualifies for contingent fees.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We do charge a small fee for consultations. See our website, www.goodwin-firm.com for details and to set up a consultation with Ms. Goodwin. The fee is due 24 hours prior to the scheduled consultation. If we accept your case and you retain us, the consultation fee is applied to your case fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
The Goodwin Firm
- Current
Law firm focusing on employment law, animal law, civil rights, and housing discrimination.
Associate Attorney
Parker Waichman LLP
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Plaintiff's side class action and mass tort litigation, defective products, consumer protection.
Associate Attorney
Kelley Kronenberg et al
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Workers' compensation and employment defense
Asst. State Attorney
State Attorney's Office, 20th Judicial Circuit
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Prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases
Education
Ohio Northern University
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Activities: Civil litigation legal clinic, alternative dispute resolution
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.S. (1995) | Psychology
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Honors: Psi Chi (Psychology honors society)
Activities: President, Psychology Club
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Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Admitted
- Current
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Admitted
- Current
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U.S. District Corut, Northern District of Florida
Admitted
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 502537
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Goodwin Firm
Contact & Map
The Goodwin Firm
801 West Bay Drive, Suite 705
Largo, FL 33770
Telephone: (727) 316-5333