April Charney is a former Senior Staff Attorney with the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), Inc. Her work on behalf of consumers in foreclosure cases and her efforts to train other attorneys in foreclosure defense has been reported by numerous media outlets and publications, including Rolling Stone, NBC News, and the Tampa Bay Times. Before joining JALA as a consumer lawyer in 2004, Ms. Charney worked as a legal services attorney in Sarasota, Florida and in
Fayetteville, Arkansas. Ms. Charney attended kindergarten through law school in South Florida, earning her B.A. in Political Science from Florida International University in 1977 and her J.D. from the University of Miami in 1980 at age 22. She is licensed to practice law in Florida since 1980 and in Arkansas since 1982.