Dougherty County District Attorney
Chief Assistant District Attorney, Superior Court Division
April Wynne has been practicing law since 2000. She joined the Dougherty County District Attorney’s Office in September 2010 when she began prosecuting misdemeanor crimes in the State Court Division. April then moved to the Superior Court Division in November 2010 where she prosecutes a wide array of felony crimes, such as sexual crimes, murders, robberies, assaults, and thefts. She was appointed to be the Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney in 2012 and the Chief Assistant District Attorney in June 2013. April is a member of the Dougherty County Child Death Investigation Team. She is also the Chairperson of the Multi-Disciplinary Team in Dougherty County, which reviews physical and sexual abuse crimes against children. April is the District Attorney representative for the Mental Health Substance Abuse Court in Dougherty County.
April was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. She received her Associates of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from Darton College in 1993 and her Bachelors of Arts degree, Honors with Distinction, from Albany State College in 1996. She attended law school at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona where she received her Juris Doctor degree, Summa Cum Laude, in 2000. She served on the Arizona Law Review and was admitted to the Order of the Coif.
April began her legal career in 2000 as a criminal defense lawyer in a large, national firm in Phoenix, Arizona, where she defended people charged with a wide range of crimes, such as sexual crimes, white collar crimes, drugs, and murder. April then joined the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in 2003. As an Assistant Attorney General, she primarily prosecuted the civil commitment of Sexually Violent Predators. April also handled the criminal commitment of Arizona defendants found Guilty Except Insane and the civil commitment of psychiatric patients to the Arizona State Hospital. At the Attorney General’s Office, April served on the Hiring Committee as well as the Attorney General’s Ethics Committee. She served on the Editorial Board for the Arizona Attorney, the State Bar magazine in Arizona. She was also a member of State Bar Member Assistance Committee in Arizona, which monitors and assists bar members with substance abuse and mental health issues.
April is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Dougherty County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the trial and appellate courts in Georgia, the Middle District of Georgia, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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