APRIL L. MCDONALD is a lifelong resident of Lucedale, Mississippi. Her practice is general civil litigation and appellate litigation in the fields of personal injury and insurance defense, as well as family law. Ms. McDonald received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Delta State University and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Mississippi College School of Law. While in law school, Ms. McDonald was a member of the nationally recognized Moot Court Board, Secretary of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Senator-At-Large of the Law Student Bar Association, and Semi-Finalist at the Labor and Employment Moot Court Trial Competition in Dallas, Texas. Ms. McDonald joined the firm as an associate in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as an attorney in a regional personal injury firm and for the Mississippi Department of Human services. Ms. McDonald is a member of the Jackson County Bar Association, in which she is currently the Vice President and formally the Secretary (2015-2016). She is also a member of the Jackson County Young Lawyers Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Mississippi Bar, Alabama Bar, and American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before all Mississippi and Alabama State Courts, the U.S. Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In her community, Ms. McDonald is a Mississippi High School Mock Trail Competition Judge, a member of Refuge United Methodist Church, and a blood donor with the Blood Center. Ms. McDonald is also an avid marathon runner and cyclist.