April M. Linscott

April M. Linscott

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Employment
  • Civil Rights
  • Insurance Disputes


April Linscott is a partner and trial attorney at Owens, McCrea & Linscott, PLLC in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Ms. Linscott practices general civil litigation, focusing on personal injury, civil rights, employment law, real estate, and large estate probate disputes. Ms. Linscott is compassionate about her client and tenacious in finding solutions. Ms. Linscott has successfully tried cases in State and Federal Court, including appeals. She is also a trained mediator. Ms. Linscott has assisted her clients in achieving their desired results, whether through alternative dispute resolution, litigation, trial or appeal. 

Ms. Linscott has participated in the Federal Court pro bono program and serves as Lawyer Representative Emeritus of the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho. She also currently serves on the Brown Bag CLE committee for the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and has assisted in advertising, organizing, and hosting CLE's in the First and Second Judicial Districts.

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

  • US District & Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho, Lawyer Representative, 2016 to 2020

Professional Associations

  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Lawyer Representative, US District & Bankruptcy Co, Emeritus, 2017 to Present
  • First District Bar Association, Member, 2004 to Present
  • Idaho Federal Bar Association, Committee Chair, 2016 to Present

Classes & Seminars

  • 2019 Employment Law Year in Review, Idaho State Bar, 2019
  • Hot Topics in Employment Law, Idaho State Bar, 2019
  • Trial Skills Academy, Idaho State Bar, 2019
  • Teacher's Institute - Jury Selection, Idaho Federal Court, 2018


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. - 2004
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
    • B.S. - 1995
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Pro-Bono Activities

  • North Idaho Violence Prevention Center, Board Member
  • Friends of Head Start, President
  • Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Member
  • Panhandle Backcountry Horsemen of Idaho, Member
  • Panhandle Backcountry Horsemen of Idaho, Past President

Published Works

  • Expert Witnesses to Consider in Your Next Employment Case, Advocate (Idaho State Bar), 11/12, 2015

Representative Cases

  • Bjornson v. Dave Smith Motors, 578 F. Supp. 2.d 1269, 2008, U.S. Dist. Idaho