April Hulst  | Partner | Chase Bylenga Hulst

April Hulst | Partner

April Hulst is a partner at Chase Bylenga Hulst, PLLC, where she specializes in bankruptcy, estate planning, probate and general civil litigation.  She received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.  Prior to joining Chase & Bylenga, Mrs. Hulst practiced in Chicago and managed a local office for a multi-state bankruptcy firm. She is licensed in both Michigan and Illinois.

April is the Vice President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Western Region for 2016-2017 and is a member of Inforum, the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association of Western Michigan and Debtors Bar of West Michigan. She resides in Forest Hills with her husband and two children.

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D. (2005)
Illinois State University, B.S. (2002)

Admissions

Michigan (2008)
Illinois (2005)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan (2009)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2006)

Memberships

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Western Region
• Vice President (2016-2017)
• Secretary (2015-2016)
• Board Member (2015 – Present)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan
• Local Rules Committee

Inforum
• Member

Debtors Bar of West Michigan
• Member

Federal Bar Association of Western Michigan
• Member

State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section
• Member

Grand Rapids Young Professionals
• Member

Speaking Engagements

Chapter 13 Basics
The Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee of West Michigan (2016)

Client Intake
Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Boot Camp (2016)

Overview of Estate Planning
Unity Church of Peace (2015)

Ask the Lawyer
WGVU TV Ask The … with Shelly Irwin (2015)

Managing Client Expectations
Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Boot Camp (2014)

Preparation of a Chapter 13 Plan
Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Boot Camp (2013)