April D. Porter

April Porter Chester, SC Attorney

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.

April Porter on Nancy Grace show

Katie Swancy – Associate Attorney

Katie M. Swancy began her legal career as a county attorney in York and Union counties for the South Carolina Department of Social Services. She has been a volunteer Guardian ad Litem with the Richland County CASA program. She worked for the Children’s Law Center as staff for the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children. Ms. Swancy was also a research assistant and contributed to publications on forced childhood marriage and violence against women in America.

Ms. Swancy is admitted to law in South Carolina. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Chester County Bar, and the American Bar Association.

Ms. Swancy earned her Bachelor of Science degrees from Florida State University and her J.D. degree from University of South Carolina School of Law.

In her free time, Ms. Swancy enjoys traveling with her Husband, Ryan Swancy, and playing with their two labs, Beau and Moose.