April D. Porter, an Attorney who began practicing law in 2000, has a private practice focusing primarily on all types of litigation throughout the State of South Carolina. Ms. Porter makes appearances in Family Court, Magistrate Court, General Sessions, Circuit Court, Probate Court, Municipal Court, and Administrative Law Court.
In addition to private practice, Ms. Porter is a Certified Family Court Mediator and she has served as the Attorney for the City of Chester, a contract attorney for the South Carolina Legal Services, and a Magistrate Court Judge. Ms. Porter is admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. District Court of South Carolina. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Chester County Bar, and has been a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association.
Ms. Porter has presented for the Institute for Paralegal Education and National Business Institute on a variety of family law topics. She has collectively served as both a private and volunteer Guardian ad litem and an attorney for the Chester County guardian ad litem program for more than 20 years. Ms. Porter has served on the Piedmont Citizen’s Committee for Judicial Selection, the Board of the Good Samaritan Medical Clinic, as the district chair for the Young Lawyer’s Division and as an adjunct professor for business law.
Ms. Porter has appeared on national television as a legal expert and has written articles for publication. She earned her BS degree from the College of Charleston and her J.D. degree from Mississippi College School of Law.
Ms. Porter is married to Colonel Robert Dixon Burton and is the proud mother of her four children, Trey, Noble, Barrett and Ella.