April D. Porter is an experienced trial attorney who can provide expert legal guidance with many different types of litigation. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal options.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is what most people refer to when they say they are “suing” or “bringing a lawsuit.” Civil litigation can be just about any legal dispute between parties that does not involve criminal law. Some common types of civil litigation include:

  • Property disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Torts – which is when one party alleges another caused them physical, emotional or financial harm


Wills are an important step in protecting the one’s you love. Wills allow you to plan many things, including:

  • How your property is inherited
  • Financial care of young children with trusts
  • Who will care for your children

Wills should be updated over time, especially if there is a major life event like a divorce or birth of a new child. Contact us to get started on the process of creating or updating your will.

Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law

Laws surrounding estates are complicated. April D. Porter can help you understand your options and guide you through the process. Estate planning can help reduce estate taxes, avoid probate battles and help guide your loved ones when difficult medical decisions need to be made.

Because it comes at a very emotional time, probate can be a difficult process. You can turn to April D. Porter for guidance with the important decisions that may need to be made. She can help you understand the process and guide you through any legal twists and turns that may occur during probate.

As parents or other loved ones age, they may need some help taking care of health care, finances and more. Elder law includes legal advice in situations that require guardianships, health care directives and estate planning help.