April Walkup concentrates her practice in the areas of healthcare counseling and litigation as well as employment law. She focuses on addressing the diverse legal issues that arise throughout the course of her clients’ daily business, both in the healthcare industry and beyond. She prides herself on being able to counsel her clients on all of their business needs, including aggressively defending their interests through trial, if needed. With 20 years of experience, April recognizes that quick and efficient solutions allow clients to address crises. She also partners with them to implement systemic changes to minimize the possibility of future obstacles.
A critical component of April’s daily practice is advising employers, including physicians, hospitals and managed care organizations, in their human resource matters.
On behalf of her health care clients, she has addressed issues including, but not limited to:
In her employment practice, she has:
April has represented a variety of clients and industries, including: hospitals, nursing homes, hospice facilities, casinos, printing companies, trucking companies, municipalities, investment corporations and not-for-profit agencies. On behalf of those clients, she has defended against claims of sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, pregnancy discrimination, gender discrimination, and disability discrimination at the state and federal court levels.
She has practiced before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, Office of the Inspector General, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Department of Labor, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. She also represents physicians and other healthcare providers in disciplinary proceedings before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1996
Purdue University, B.A., 1993
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including the Federal Trial Bar
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society