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April Perry Randle

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Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy & Estate Planning
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
  • Uncontested Adoption and Guardianships

Biography

Bankruptcy

As a graduate with high honors from Middle Tennessee State University and Washburn University School of Law, Ms. Randle is well-versed academically and has a diverse career background. After graduating from law school in 2000, Ms. Randle served as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Frank Schwelb of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Thereafter, Ms. Randle served as a strategic planner and defense contract analyst assisting on governmental projects for the military, the Smithsonian Institute and NASA. After the tragedies surrounding 9-11, Ms. Randle returned to her home state and began practicing in Chattanooga and Cleveland. Some of Ms. Randle's clients have included Chase Home Finance, LLC, Chattanooga Area Schools Federal Credit Union, Cleveland/Bradley County Teachers Federal Credit Union, State Farm Bank and Marshall and Ilsley Bank. During her practice she has argued a case before the Tennessee Court of Appeals concerning a land boundary dispute and authored a brief submitted to the same Court regarding the contractual interactions of a plane purchase on e-bay. In 2008, Ms. Randle was honored to the be guest speaker on Recent Updates in Law and Legislation concerning Consumer Protection Rights.

Estate Planning

April Perry Randle can assist with your estate planning needs.  April helps people create customized estate plans to ensure their wishes are carried out in the event they become incapacitated or pass away unexpectedly. Here are some of the main areas that we offer professional guidance:

Basic Wills 

Living Wills

Health Care Power of Attorney

Financial Power of Attorney 

Building on these experiences, Ms. Randle is active in her community and is a member of the Bradley and Athens County Chambers of Commerce. She is a member of the Chattanooga and Cleveland Bar Associations and assists with various pro bono projects through Legal Aid of East Tennessee.

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • Juris Doctor - 2000
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Ungermann Trial Advocacy Award
    • Honors: Family Law Quarterly Editorial Board
    • Honors: Top Exam – Evidence
    • Honors: Top Exam – Mental Health and Disability Law
    • Honors: Top Exam – Secured Transactions
    • Honors: Scholarship Recipient
  • Middle Tennessee State University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Honor's Program Scholarship
    • Honors: PreLaw Award

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee, 2002
  • Kansas, 2002
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2002
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2002
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Kentucky, 2002

Published Works | Classes & Seminars

  • TN Consumer Protection and Bankruptcy Law, TN Attorneys Memo, 2010
  • Emerging Trends in Consumer Protection and Bankruptcy, Lee Smith Publishing, 2008

Honors

  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

Representative Clients

  • Chattanooga Area Schools Fed'l Credit Union
  • M&I Bank
  • State Farm Bank

Past Positions

  • D.C. Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk, 2000 to 2001
  • SAIC, Contract Analyst, 2001 to 2003
  • Honorable Frank Schwelb of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk 200-2001

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Zeta

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member, Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Chattanooga Small Business Networking Association, Member
  • Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney