April Bauder

April Bauder

Senior Associate Attorney
Hoover, Alabama

Ms. Bauder spends the majority of her time in the area of family law, when working with The Merrell Law Firm, LLC. She has assisted clients with divorce, child support, child custody, modifications, wills, negligence claims, and contempt/rule nisi. Ms. Bauder is committed to pro bono work as well, and is a frequent volunteer at the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides free legal services to low-income and disadvantaged citizens. She has been recognized in back to back years for her work as a pro bono attorney by the Alabama Supreme Court. Ms. Bauder resides in Hoover with her husband and three children. She enjoys fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, watching her children participate in sports (soccer, football, cheerleading), traveling and working out.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem
  • Handles Cases in Other Areas of Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2013


  • Birmingham School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama
    • Juris Doctor - 2013
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Major: Biology


  • Adjunct Professor, Brown Mackie College
  • Program Advisory Committee, Brown Mackie
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Service Award , 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Notary Public
  • Alabama Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association , Member
  • Lead Counsel verification in Family Law
  • Adjunct Professor at Brown Mackie College
  • Program Advisory Committee at Brown Mackie

Pro Bono Activities

  • Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2013 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program, 2013 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Notary Public


  • Alpha Omicron Pi