April D. Wise


150 South Perry Street (36104)
Post Office Box 2069 (36102)
Montgomery, Alabama

p: (334) 241-8096

f: (334) 241-8296

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J.D., magna cum laude, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 2008

B.A., cum laude, Auburn University, 2004

Bar Admissions:

Alabama, 2008

Honors and Awards

Symposium Editor, Cumberland Law Review

Fellow, Abraham Caruthers

Cumberland School of Law Dean's Merit Scholarship

Scholar of Merit for Civil Procedure I, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Alabama Trial Practice and Procedure

Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Golden Key Honor Society

Pi Lambda Sigma

Treasurer, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

April Dunaway Wise concentrates her practice in the area of estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, and special needs planning.  She also handles other probate court matters including guardianships, conservatorships, and adoptions.  April received her bachelor’s degree in accounting, cum laude, from Auburn University in 2004 and her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law in 2008.  A native of Enterprise, Alabama, April served on the Editorial Board of the Cumberland Law Review as the Symposium Editor and served as an Abraham Caruthers Fellow for Cumberland’s Legal Research and Writing program.  While in law school, April also served as President of the Christian Legal Society.

In addition to the practice of law, April has served as an adjunct professor at Auburn University Montgomery, where she taught Estate Planning to upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students. April actively serves in numerous civic organizations, including the Montgomery Capital Rotary Club, in which she has previously served as president. April is a member of the Montgomery Emerge Torchbearers Leadership Class IV.

Publications and Lectures

April Dunaway Wise, Analysis of the Alabama Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act: the Changes, the Reasons, the Differences, the Planning, and the Unresolved, Alabama State Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, http://www.alabar.org/sections/real%20property_probate_trust/newsletters.cfm (2008).

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Montgomery Emerge Torchbearers Leadership Class IV

Montgomery Capital Rotary Club

Montgomery Estate Planning Council

Montgomery Junior League

Vaughn Forest Baptist Church

Symposium Editor, Cumberland Law Review

Alabama State Bar

American Bar Association

Wills for Heroes Volunteer

President, Christian Legal Society

Alpha Omicron Pi Social Sorority