A True Commitment to Client Service

April Nordhaus

5900 S. Lake Forest Drive, Suite 410
PO BOX 2680
McKinney TX 75070
214.726.1450 phone
469.645.1314 fax

april@collincountyattorney.com
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Allison McKenzie - Legal Assistant

April Nordhaus
McKinney Probate Attorney

April Nordhaus is a McKinney native with an understanding of-and deep care for-the community and its residents. She is recognized in the region for her compassion while providing expert counsel in estate and trust cases. As one of the premier McKinney estate planning lawyers in the area, she also handles probate, guardianship, and small business formations.

April received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University in 1998, and her law degree cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University’s School of Law in 2002. In addition, she is certified as a general civil law mediator and family law mediator.

April's first job after law school was with The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc, wherein she sat down with families who recently lost a close family member to provide probate guidance, assess the financial situation, and discuss estate planning matters.

April prides herself in making a positive difference in her clients’ lives. Efficiency and compassion are the cornerstones to her practice.

Awards and Honors:

In 2011 and 2012 April Nordhaus was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Texas Rising Star.  This is an honor received by no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.  She was also named as one of The Most Dependable Lawyers (Trusts & Estates) of Texas as published in Forbes Magazine August issue of 2008. April was also named “Best Attorney in McKinney” by the readers of McKinney Courier Gazette in  2010 and 2011, and she was added to the list of "The Top 50 Business Women in Northern Collin County" in 2010.  Her most recent honor is her selection as a 2012 Forty Under Forty Honoree by the Collin County Business Press.

April has a daughter and twin boys and she is married to fellow McKinney divorce attorney, Ryan Nordhaus.

Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning
Wills & Trusts
Powers of Attorney and Appointment
Living Wills
Probate & Estate Administration
Estate & Gift Taxation
Guardianships

Certification/Specialties:
Family Law Mediation Certification, Texas Wesleyan Univ. School of Law, 2002
Mediation Certification, Texas Wesleyan Univ. School of Law, 2001

Bar Admissions:
Texas, 2003

Education:
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
J.D. (Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, Institutional Merit Scholarship Recipient)
Law Review: Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Member, 2000 - 2002

Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, Texas, USA
B.S. (Honors: Dean''s List, Major: Criminal Justice)

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2000 - Present, Member
American Bar Association, 2000 - Present, Member
State Bar of Texas, 2003 - Present, Member
Estate Planning Council of North Texas, 2007 - Present, Member
TCU Alumni Association
Tarrant County Big Brothers & Big Sisters - Big Sister