April Kirsheman, Chief Legal Counsel

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April Kirsheman serves as Chief Legal Counsel for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. She spent over a decade prosecuting cases for the State Attorney’s Office of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit in the career criminal division. She worked as General Counsel for both a private developer and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

Currently a member of the Professional Ethics committee, April has remained active in the Florida Bar. She was the past Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifth District Court of Appeals and past member of the Evidence Committee, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, and Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure Committee. 

April has taught criminal law and procedure to paralegals, expert and lay opinion testimony to prosecutors, and the role of General Counsel to incoming Sheriffs. 

Born in Atlanta, but raised in Miami, April graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High.  She attended the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as the Outstanding Female Graduate. April attended law school at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. In her free time, April enjoys yoga, tennis and travel with her family.