April Knight focuses her practice on environmental law, trial and appellate litigation, investigations, hydropower, and climate policy. April assists in matters involving the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemakings.
During law school, April was a law clerk and summer associate with the firm, supporting attorneys on hydro, cybersecurity, and litigation matters. At the U.S. Senate, she was a law clerk for Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), supporting the senator’s Judiciary Committee attorneys in reviewing legislation, drafting vote recommendations, and preparing documents for Judiciary Committee hearings. At the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, she served as a judicial intern for Judge Rudolph Contreras, drafting judicial opinions, minute orders and memoranda on various civil cases.
April is committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession. During law school, she served as Private Sector Chair for the Georgetown Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. April also was an editor for the American Criminal Law Review, the nation’s premier criminal law journal, publishing and editing for the law journal’s online platform.
April's community involvement has included supporting the Humane Society of St. Thomas and the nonprofit organization, My Brother's Workshop. She is also dog mom to Leia Bear, whose Instagram account has over 50,000 followers.