April Hollingsworth


Know When to Fold ‘Em, Know When to Walk Away, and Know When to Run 

April Hollingsworth is a plaintiff-side employment lawyer with almost 20 years of experience suing, settling with, and trying cases against Utah employers on behalf of current and former employees bringing claims under state and federal law. 

This session will be an interactive discussion using real life examples of good and bad decisions by Human Resources and legal counsel.  You’ll be able to follow those decisions to their end result to see how those decisions led to good or bad outcomes for the employer, and discuss what could or should have been done differently.  

This session is a must for anyone who thinks they’ve heard it all in employment law issues. 


April Hollingsworth represents mostly employees in employment disputes. She took a circuitous route to this line of work, starting from her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Before and while attending law school at Georgia State, she traveled extensively, with long trips to New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Austria, Spain, Kenya, Nairobi, and Japan.  After graduating from law school – and after a year in Japan teaching English, she settled into her first legal job, working for Powell Goldstein in Atlanta in antitrust law.

Lured by the promise of fresh powder, less traffic, and something/anything other than antitrust law, April moved to Salt Lake City in 2001. She soon discovered employment law as an associate, and then partner, with Strindberg & Scholnick.

In 2008, she and her disabled pit bull, Piggy, formed Hollingsworth Law Office, and since that time, she has made a name for herself as a fearless advocate for whistleblowers, and victims of sexual harassment and race discrimination, winning several jury trials against large private and public employers. She also has won several appeals to the Tenth Circuit, Utah Court of Appeals, and Utah Supreme Court.