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Biography of April R. Martindale, M.B.A., J.D., Esquire
April R. Martindale is the Owner/Managing Partner of Martindale Law, a law practice
located in Broward County, Florida where she focuses on Intellectual Property, Business Law,
Non-profit Entity Formation, Contract, and Entertainment Law. April is licensed to practice law
in the State of Florida and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.
Ms. Martindale earned her Bachelors’ degree from Florida Metropolitan University,
where she graduated magna cum laude in Paralegal Studies. In recognition for her efforts, April
was on the Dean’s List or President’s List every semester throughout college.
April earned a MBA in Management from Strayer University, where she graduated
summa cum laude, and was inducted into Golden Key International Honor Society, and Alpha
Chi National College Honor Society in a period of 11 months.
April subsequently earned her law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard
Broad College of Law, where she was chosen by her peers and professors as the Valedictorian
for the December 2015 graduating class. Throughout law school, April served as treasurer for the
Evening Law Student Association and participated in educating 1L’s and 2L’s about the pitfalls
to avoid in law school and the tools necessary to succeed.
April is a current member of the Florida Bar, Broward County Bar Association,
Executive Board member of Gwen S. Cherry Bar Association, Executive Council member of the
Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Inclusion, Mentoring & Fellowship Committee (IMF),
Florida Bar Intellectual Property BLS Committee, IP Law Association of Florida (IPLAF),
Florida Association of Women Lawyers and ASCAP-American Society of Composers, Authors
In addition to practicing law, April is also a co-founder and managing member and
director of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, New York Wins, Incorporated, headquartered in
the city where she was born and raised. New York Wins, Inc. is designed to provide charitable
and educational resources that train the mindset of the younger generation to engage with
purpose, organize with passion, and contribute to the well-being of their communities, while
learning the prerequisites of becoming socially responsible and progressive citizens.
April is also a committee member of the Mom’s in Law School program under the
Children’s First Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization located in South Florida. The
Moms in Law School program will provide scholarships to single moms in Florida law schools
to help pay for tuition, books, living expenses, and childcare as they improve their lifestyle to
benefit their children. Ms. Martindale went through law school as a single divorced mother of
three amazing children and came out shining more than ever with her passion and determination.
She became involved in the organization with the goal of inspiring and encouraging other
similarly situated single mothers.
In March 2018, Ms. Martindale appeared as a guest lecturer at Georgia State University's
Alpharetta Campus where she taught students about the intersection of law and mental health.
She strives to educate the youth and society on the issues affecting the world and what steps we
as individuals and businesses can take to promote positive and effective change.
In August 2018, April participated as a panel speaker alongside the Honorable Judge
Robert Diaz at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law introduction to
legal Professionalism and Ethics Program (PEP) where she gave practical advice and words of
wisdom to incoming law students about the concepts of professionalism and professional
identity; focusing on the need for law students and lawyers to go beyond merely following the
In October 2018, April was a featured guest motivational speaker at the Leaders
Recognizing Leaders Conference in Fort Lauderdale where she challenged youth and young
adults aged 15-25 years on how to be leaders and young diplomats to reshape their mindsets for
community service, educational development, and global communication in local, national, and
In March 2019 Ms. Martindale returned to Georgia State University to lecture at the
Perimeter campus where she taught students about the history of mental illness, its effects and
the intersection of law and the criminal justice system.
April has lectured at her alma mater, NSU Law, three years in a row (April 2019, 2020,
and 2021) about the challenges of overcoming adversity and obstacles to become an owner and
managing partner of her own firm, Martindale Law. Ms. Martindale has since received positive
feedback from students who advised that her story of courage and determination inspired them to
not give up regardless of how many obstacles they may face.
In November 2020, Ms. Martindale was a guest speaker with Florida Commissioner of
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nikki Fried, Esq. at the “Fireside Chat: Women in the Legal
Profession” through the Florida Bar Health Law Section where she discussed the disparities that
exist in the legal profession and how these issues affect lawyers in the workplace and their
professional lives and solutions to overcome these challenges.
Thereafter, on February 12, 2021, Ms. Martindale was a panelist for the Florida Bar
Business Law Section on “How to Sustain and Grow a Solo and Small Firm Practice with the
Use of Technology; and in February 24, 2021, Ms. Martindale was challenged with spearheading
and moderating a panel before the Florida Bar Business Law Section titled: “Racism in the
Workplace” where she discussed the effects of systemic racism and the consequences of
microaggressions as well as possible solutions to remedy the effects of same. On February 27th ,
three days later, Ms. Martindale lectured at the Rainmakers Academy hosted by GSCBWLA.
Most recently, Ms. Martindale lectured before the JMI Non-Profit Executive class under
the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship-FSU College of Business in April 2021, on
the importance of protecting intellectual assets. She went from student to teacher in a manner of
four months after graduating from the JMI-Small Business Executive Program in December
April was appointed as a Historian to the Executive Board of Gwen S. Cherry Black
Women Lawyers Association for 2020-2021; and subsequently elected as President-Elect for
2021-2022. Ms. Martindale was selected as a fellow into the Florida Bar Business Section
Fellowship Program for the 2020-2022 class and Ms. Martindale was also selected for the
Florida Bar Leadership Academy Class IX for 2021-2022.
In December 2020, Ms. Martindale was chosen as the President of the PNA After-hours
group, by Mayor of Coral Springs, Scott J. Brook, Esq., the co-founder & President of Premier Networking Alliance, an organization dedicated to serve the communities we live and work in
through philanthropy and to help build businesses in Broward County and South Florida with
referrals and leads.
April finds a way to actively balance single parenthood, educational commitments,
professional obligations, and personal responsibilities and commitments. April lives in Coral
Springs and is a mother of three phenomenal children, their beloved shih tzu dog, Prince and