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Areas of Practice

  • Veterans Law

April M. Donahower

April joined Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick in August of 2016 as an Associate Attorney. She currently serves as the Appellate Supervisor in our Veterans Law practice. April’s practice focuses on representing disabled veterans before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

April earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from American University in 2002, majoring in Theater with a minor in Journalism.  She later went on to earn her J.D., magna cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2013.  She is a member of the Temple University chapter of the Order of the Coif and a fellow in the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society.  During law school, April was a member of the Temple Law Review and participated in legal clinics in the Temple University Legal Aid Office, serving indigent family court litigants, and at Mazzoni Center Legal Services, serving LGBTQ clients.

Before law school, April was the literary manager at Long Wharf Theatre, an AmeriCorps volunteer, and a food writer.  Prior to joining Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick, April clerked in the Connecticut Superior Court, serving as a criminal law specialist, and for Judge Raheem L. Mullins at the Connecticut Appellate Court.

April currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Veterans Appeals committee of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Bar Association.


  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Not licensed by Rhode Island

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rules Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Member