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April Toy represents businesses, insurance companies, and individuals in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including commercial disputes, the defense of lawyers in legal malpractice actions, and a broad scope of insurance coverage issues and disputes, including bad faith claims. Over her career, April has successfully tried several cases to a jury verdict.

Professional Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Region IX President (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin), 2021 – 2022
      • Community Service and Pro Bono Initiatives, Deputy President, 2019 – 2020
    • Latina Leadership Academy, 2019
  • Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
    • National Leadership Council, Secretary
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Leadership Development Sub-Committee, Chair
    • G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy, Participant, 2019 – 2020
  • Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc.
    • Board of Directors, 2022 – 2023

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Recognized as a "Rising Stars in Law" honoree by Milwaukee BizTimes, 2022
    • 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"

Presentations

  • 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

Personal

In her free time, April enjoys traveling and watching movies. She also loves dogs and trips to the coffee shop. She believes in being an active member of her community through volunteer work and civic engagement.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Village of Shorewood
    • Board of Appeals, 2019 – 2022
    • Recreation & Community Services Advisory Committee, 2017 – 2019

Industries

J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2010

B.A., San Francisco State University, 2006