April Forbes is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, LA. She has been admitted to practice in New York and Tennessee state courts, and also is admitted in federal court in New York State.
Attorney Forbes’ legal career has spanned for more than 20 years and has consisted of providing representation to a diverse clientele including, but not limited to, insurance carriers, injured employees, premise owners, general contractors, insurance brokers/agents, clergy, financial institutions, and a municipality. For the entire span of Attorney Forbes’ legal career, she has assisted ministries and other not for profit entities with effective corporate governance strategies and risk management services. She served as the Assistant General Counsel for the Church of God In Christ denomination for approximately 8 years and presently serves as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Eastern New York, Churches of God In Christ, Inc.
Attorney Forbes is a voracious reader and enjoys writing. She previously served as the Comment and Casenote Editor of the Loyola Poverty Law Journal while attending law school. Also, Attorney Forbes served as a research editorial assistant at the Women’s Research and Education Institute in Washington, D.C. She is a published author as well.
Attorney Forbes’ greatest accomplishment has been (and will always be) accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior at the young age of 8 years old. She is a lifelong member of the Church of God In Christ, Inc. denomination and has served in various capacities in ministry for now over 30 years.