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TrailblazHers: April Collins

April Collins,  Personal Injury Lawyer, Owner of Collins Law LLC., Author

April H. Collins is a Personal Injury Attorney in Birmingham. She helps those who have been injured in car wrecks and trucking accidents. She also represents families who have lost loved ones due to another’s careless actions. 

She is an Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Alumni, Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Alumni, and Leadership Hoover Alumni. She is the past President of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Alabama and has been named Top Attorney by Birmingham magazine. She has served on several bar committees including the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 Executive and Magic City Bar Executive Committees. She is a founding member of Hoover-AHEAD, a grassroots organization committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equity and inclusion throughout the City of Hoover.

April is the author of Only the Strong Thrive, a book that she describes as a faith-filled, inspirational, and motivational memoir. It was released in 2018 as Amazon’s #1 New Release and was on the Amazon best-seller list for weeks. She has also published a corresponding application journal, Thrive!

She is from Athens, AL where Athens’ Mayor proclaimed May 14, 2011, as April Houston Collins Day, while also presenting her with a key to the city. She is passionate about the Boys & Girls Club and its programs that help enhance the lives of children across America; she was even inducted into the North Alabama Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame.

April is married to Quincy and has four children. She enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures, and trying new foods. She spends a lot of time with her family, going to the beach, and once participated in the TV game show Family Feud. You can connect with April by visiting

Best Advice: One of the best pieces of advice I received was from a dear friend and member of my church. Her advice: “Be excellent, not perfect.” After her advice, I realized striving for excellence was much more practical. 

Greatest Influence: My husband has been a major influence in my life and success. He has provided emotional support, shared responsibility, and provided financial support.  He has been the number one encouragement to help me pursue my dreams.  When I first considered leaving my stable federal government career in 2015 to pursue my dream of starting a law firm, he was the first voice telling me I could do it! 


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