Macaraeg Law focuses its practice on labor & employment law and personal injury. Its mission is to equip you with the tools and resources to make decisions about your case, so that we can work together to obtain the best possible outcome. The most important thing about our law practice is helping you.
April Macaraeg has over a decade of experience in criminal and civil law. Before starting her own practice, she worked as a legal assistant in a criminal defense firm while obtaining her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. After graduation, she went on to work as a paralegal at the Decker Law Firm in Norfolk, VA in their criminal defense and civil departments. The late Peter Decker, Jr. taught April that the most important thing about practicing law was helping people. For several years April learned from and was mentored by several attorneys at Decker who inspire her to continue her journey into law school.
April attended and graduated from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, CA. After passing the bar and becoming an attorney, April worked at well known personal injury and employment law firms as well as a nonprofit organization before she decided to open her own practice. Over the years, she gained experience in handling cases from intake to litigation. April found her passion for labor and employment after seeing so many hard working people be treated so poorly and unlawfully by companies. She believes that no matter what position an employee holds, they should be treated fairly and with respect.
When April became a Realtor® she started seeing the need for assistance with breach of contract issues as well as landlord and tenant conflicts. This led her to practicing real estate law. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them navigate through their transactions. She has always been committed to helping others. She believes that knowledge is power, so the more her clients know the better.
While the practice of law is April’s primary focus, she is also involved with higher education. She is the Co-Director of the Negotiation Honors Program at Southwestern where she helps program members fine tune and continue to develop their ADR skills. She is also an adjunct professor for the civil externship program where she guides externs through their placements.
J.D., Southwestern Law School
B.S., George Mason University, cum laude
State Bar of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Lectures and Trainings
April 2017: Los Angeles, CA: Legal Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims for Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defenders
Los Angeles, CA: Human Trafficking 101 with AUSA for high school students
January 2017: Phoenix, AZ: Legal Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims (3-days)
January 2017: Los Angeles, CA: Legal Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims for Los Angeles County Bar Panel
December 2016: Los Angeles, CA: Emergency Legal Response for Survivors of Human Trafficking
“I’m beyond happy with the outcome of my case. April was amazing! She eased the situation and made me feel comfortable and confident that she was the perfect person for the job. I had never suffered an injury in a public location. I had no idea what my rights were or how to proceed and April took care of everything with great professionalism and thoughtfulness. I would recommend her without skipping a beat. She knows her craft very well and is considerate and trustworthy. Even with her busy schedule, she kept me in the loop every step of the way and made sure I understood every legal process so I could make decisions comfortably and confidently. April is an excellent attorney; I highly recommend her! You won’t regret hiring her to represent you!"