April Goodwin

April Goodwin

The Goodwin Firm
  • Employment Law, Animal & Dog Law, Civil Rights
  • Florida
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An attorney with nearly 20 years of experience, April S. Goodwin established The Goodwin Firm in 2015 to fight for the rights of individuals discriminated against by their employers (including not being paid fair wages), landlords, realtors, the government, or other private businesses throughout the state of Florida.

Also, as a pet owner and attorney, Ms. Goodwin saw that very few, if any, local attorneys were servicing the legal needs of pet owners. This meant that when pet parents faced legal problems relating to their pets, they were either left to their own devices or had to hire an attorney who did not have a practice area focused on their needs. She therefore decided to focus part of her practice on the myriad of legal issues that often arise for pet owners.

April S. Goodwin lives in Pinellas County, Florida with her significant other Ryan, their two Australian shepherds, Chewbacca and Dr. Indy Anna Jones (aka Chewie and Indy), and their cat Hugo, who is named after former Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, a champion of free speech and civil rights.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Civil Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Fair Housing/Housing Discrimination
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Some cases qualify for contingent fees or hybrid flat rates and contingent fees. Please contact to set up a consultation with Ms. Goodwin to discuss your case. Upon review of your case, we will decide if your case qualifies for contingent fees.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We do charge a small fee for consultations. See our website, www.goodwin-firm.com for details and to set up a consultation with Ms. Goodwin. The fee is due 24 hours prior to the scheduled consultation. If we accept your case and you retain us, the consultation fee is applied to your case fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Goodwin Firm
- Current
Law firm focusing on employment law, animal law, civil rights, and housing discrimination.
Associate Attorney
Parker Waichman LLP
Plaintiff's side class action and mass tort litigation, defective products, consumer protection.
Associate Attorney
Kelley Kronenberg et al
Workers' compensation and employment defense
Asst. State Attorney
State Attorney's Office, 20th Judicial Circuit
Prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases
Ohio Northern University
J.D. (2001) | Law
Activities: Civil litigation legal clinic, alternative dispute resolution
Ohio State University - Columbus
B.S. (1995) | Psychology
Honors: Psi Chi (Psychology honors society)
Activities: President, Psychology Club
Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers Association
- Current
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- Current
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- Current
U.S. District Corut, Northern District of Florida
- Current
Florida State Bar # 502537
- Current
Websites & Blogs
The Goodwin Firm
Social Media
Contact & Map
The Goodwin Firm
801 West Bay Drive, Suite 705
Largo, FL 33770
Telephone: (727) 316-5333