The Business Law Section Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession and the Business Law Section, while enhancing their leadership skills, as an encouragement and commitment to attract young and diverse lawyers to join, participate and ultimately serve in leadership positions of the Business Law Section. The Business Law Section will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Fellowship Program with the incoming 2024 class. Applications are being accepted until April 1st. The Inclusion/Mentorship/Fellowship Committee will be sharing Fellow Spotlights to allow the Section to get to know our outstanding current fellows on a weekly basis leading up to the application deadline.
If you know a dynamic business law attorney, encourage them to apply here.
April R. Martindale, MBA, Esq. is a Florida Bar Business Law Section Fellow (2020-2022), Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow (Class IX) (2021-2022) and Co-chair of the BLS Mentor/Mentee Subcommittee as well as an Executive Council Member and Second Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Inclusion, Mentoring & Fellowship Committee (IMF).
Ms. Martindale also is the Owner/Managing Partner of Martindale Law, a law practice located in Sunrise, Broward County, Florida where she focuses on Intellectual Property, Business Law, Non-profit Entity Formation, and Contract Law. April is currently member of several prominent organizations including, but not limited to: the Florida Bar, Broward County Bar Association, Executive Council member of the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Inclusion, the 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 and Publishers, The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee Section 17B, and Executive Director of the Virgil Hawkins Fellowship Florida Chapter which covers 10 counties in Central Florida! The list goes on…
April finds a way to actively balance single parenthood, educational commitments, professional obligations, and personal responsibilities and commitments while living in Coral Springs, Florida with her three children, three rescue dogs (Peanut, Rocky, and Rambo), bunny-rabbit, Cotton, and crested gecko, Spike.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Don’t conform to the standards of society. Be yourself. Follow your intuition. Walk in faith. Trust in God. He never fails and His timing is perfect.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes. I was trained in classical piano for ten (10) years and am a trained singer who auditioned, attended, and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S. of the Performing Arts in New York City, otherwise known as “FAME.”
What is your favorite show right now?
I absolutely love 90 Day Fiancé and some of the spinoffs from that franchise, such as 90 Day: The Single Life, 90 Day: The Last Resort & 90 Day: Diaries.