April Higuera

April Higuera

ADH Investigations - www.aprilhiguerapi.com


Licensed since 2001 (NV 1744A, CA 25440) , criminal defense investigator April Higuera of ADH Investigations has extensive professional investigative experience investigating allegations of violent crimes for defense, including capital murder (death penalty) on state and federal levels, as well as providing in-depth understanding of case facts, defense strategy assistance, and investigation guidance through her expert defense investigation consultation.

"Theresa is a phenomenon in the area of trial advocacy and genuine caring in the representation of her clients...meaning there is no attorney like her.  From my perspective as a defense teammate of Theresa, she is the only elite level attorney I have met that is truly hands-on.  She will crawl through the dirt with me turning over stones for new evidence, travel to quiz experts in person, test fire weapons, re-create event scenes, brainstorm new theories, and listen heartily to her clients."


As a licensed private investigator, April has a lengthy record for defense in complex criminal cases including homicides with gang and organized crime enhancements, sexual assaults, battery, robbery, kidnapping and felony drug cases.  Her work has been recommended by judges, attorneys, colleagues and clients across the country.  April is currently based in Reno, Nevada, and is licensed in California (25440) and Nevada (1744A) offering investigative fieldwork services in CA and NV as well as expert consultation services nationally.  April works quickly and effectively in reviewing your case discovery, designing intelligent and comprehensive step-by-step defense investigation strategies, offering simple and successful guidance of your local private investigation efforts, and timely trial assistance.

April is a the author of the book "Making a Case for Innocence: True Stories of a Criminal Defense Investigator", as well as articles in NACDL’s The Champion magazine (a national periodical for criminal defense attorneys) on homicide investigation and Pursuit Magazine for post-conviction investigation and false confessions.