April Upchurch Fredrickson is an Associate in the Portland, Oregon office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Ms. Fredrickson advises employers on a variety of issues including employee discipline and termination, employment discrimination, state and federal leave laws, disability accommodation, wage and hour compliance, employment policies and practices, and non-compete agreements. In dealing with her clients, Ms. Fredrickson emphasizes the importance of preventive counseling to minimize the risk of costly litigation. In addition to counseling clients, Ms. Fredrickson litigates single plaintiff and class action cases in state and federal court, and appears before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Department of Labor and Industries.
Ms. Fredrickson is admitted to practice law in Washington and Oregon. She was recognized as a 2011 Rising Star by Washington State Super Lawyers.
Ms. Fredrickson earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2001 and her B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Oregon in 1996. While in law school, she served as a legal extern for the Honorable Claudia Wilken, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. She also served as a law clerk for the Public Interest Law Firm, the City of Berkley, and for a labor law firm. During these clerkships, Ms. Fredrickson worked on a variety of Constitutional and employment and labor law matters.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
- Ms. Fredrickson was recognized as a 2011 Rising Star by Washington State Super Lawyers