April Toy represents her clients—which include businesses, insurance companies, and individuals—in a wide range of civil matters including personal injury and premises liability defense, construction defect litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and bad faith claims.

Prior to joining Hinshaw, April furthered her litigation experience with firms throughout Wisconsin. Most recently, she practiced at a Milwaukee-based firm where she represented clients in civil litigation.

Professional Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Region IX (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin), President, 2021-2022
      • Community Service and Pro Bono Initiatives, Deputy President, 2019 – 2020
    • Latina Leadership Academy, 2019
  • Hispanic Professionals of Greater Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Lane Ware Leadership Academy, Participant, 2019 – 2020
    • Leadership Development Committee
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine, 2019
  • Academic
    • Marquette University Law School
      • CALI Award for the Highest Grade in "Environmental Law"


  • Moderator, "#HACEMás to Lead with Julissa Arce," HACE National Leadership Council, Virtual Event, May 31, 2022
  • Moderator, "Bad Hombres," HNBA Region IX and LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Virtual Event, September 15, 2021
  • Panelist, "Finding a Legal Job During an Economic Downturn," HNBA Region IX and the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, Virtual Event, April 19, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "Exploring Coverage Issues in Construction Defect Cases," We've Got You Covered: Insurance Coverage in Wisconsin 2020, State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar, Madison, Wisconsin, October 23, 2020
  • Moderator, "Closing the Gender Leadership Gap," State Bar of Wisconsin 2019 Diversity Counsel Program, April 2019


In her free time, April enjoys travelling and film. She is also a lover of dogs and coffee. She believes in being an active member of her community through volunteer work and civic engagement.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Milwaukee Justice Center, Volunteer
  • Village of Shorewood
    • Board of Appeals, Board Member, 2019 – 2022
    • Recreation & Community Services Advisory Committee, 2017 – 2019

J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2010

B.A., San Francisco State University, 2006