April Woods began practicing as an attorney in the California workers’ compensation system in 2016. Her practice has been primarily centered in the Central Valley at the Fresno and Bakersfield WCAB district offices, but has also included Salinas and San Luis Obispo. In doing so, she has developed positive working relationships with most of the members of the Applicant’s Bar and Workers’ Compensation Judges at each venue.
April earned her bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology with minors in English Literation and Fine Art from Auburn University in Alabama. She earned a special education credential from Fresno Pacific University before going to law school and earning her Juris Doctorate from San Joaquin College of Law in 2013.
Since working in the workers’ compensation area of law, I have enjoyed the aspect of cultivating good relationships with my clients. I love the investigation process of claims and love studying the American Medical Association Guides for medical report analysis.
I am happily married with a teenage son and 3 adult step children. My family and I love the outdoors and enjoy camping, fishing, skiing and kayaking. In addition, I am an avid yoga practitioner.
Prior to becoming an attorney, I was a special education teacher and would have also liked doing family counseling.