April H. Sawhill April H. Sawhill

April H. Sawhill


Ms. Sawhill began her practice in commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters in Grand Rapids, Michigan after graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She was elected a partner at Varnum LLP, before joining her spouse on international corporate assignments in Singapore and South Korea. While an expat, Ms. Sawhill earned her LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, and externed with the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution. Upon her return to the United States, Ms. Sawhill served at William & Mary Law School as the lead artificial intelligence researcher for the Center for Legal & Court Technology, where her research centered on the implications of emerging technologies for tort and other liabilities, key components of AI regulations (legal and ethical), and multi-disciplinary responses to cybersecurity. In 2022, she joined Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison P.C. as a general civil and commercial litigator, and a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 General Civil mediator.

Bar Admissions


Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 General Civil Mediator

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee


U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan


Georgetown University, B.A. - 2000

University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. - 2004

University of Missouri School of Law, L.L.M. - 2019


Michigan Women in the Law Honoree, 2013

Michigan Rising Stars, 2013

Order of Barristers, 2004

McClung Medal for Excellence in Moot Court 2004

ACTL National Trial Team, National Quarterfinalist 2004

ACTL National Trial Team, Regional Champions, 2003-2004

Ray H. Jenkins Trial Competition, Champion & Best Oralist, 2004

Ray H. Jenkins Trial Competition, Champion, 2003

TBA Law Student Volunteer of the Year, 2004

William M. Leach Public Service Prize

Tennessee Bar Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Tennessee judicial Conference Scholarship

Knox County Public Defender's Office Outstanding Innocence Project student Fellowship

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Michigan Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Chattanooga Bar Association

South East Tennessee Lawyers for Women

Leadership Grand Rapids 2011

Past Employment

Varnum LLP, Litigation Partner, Grand Rapids, MI

Garan Lucow Miller PC, Litigation Associate, Grand Rapids, MI

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