Heather L. Apicella

Heather L. Apicella

Partner
Location:
Boca Raton, Florida
Phone:
561-447-2274 (Boca Raton)
954-761-9994 (Fort Lauderdale)
866-974-8960 (Toll Free)
Fax:
561-447-2275 (Boca Raton)
954-761-9969 (Fort Lauderdale)
Email:

HEATHER L. APICELLA, Partner, is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, and The Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inns of Court of the Palm Beaches, concentrating her practice in the area of Family Law.

Apicella was born in Denver, Colorado, and moved to Florida during her youth. Apicella attended Florida State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S., 2002). She continued her education at Nova Southeastern University where she earned her Law Degree (J.D., cum laude, 2006). While attending Nova Southeastern University, Apicella was a member of Nova Law Review, Phi Alpha Delta, and she served on the Executive Board of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (also known as the American Association for Justice).

Apicella is very active in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. Apicella is the current Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee. Apicella is the past Chair of the Legislation Committee; and the past Chair of the Support Issues Committee. She continues to serve on the Legislation Committee, Support Issues Committee, as well as Ad Hoc Finance Committee. She also serves on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Family Law Section, which is a position she has held since 2009. The Executive Council has general supervision and control of the affairs of The Family Law Section subject to the bylaws of the Section.

Apicella is also very active in the Broward County Bar Association. She is the past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association. During her term she was awarded The Practice Section Chair Award in recognition of her leadership and guidance as The Chair of The Family Law Section.

Apicella was recently named a 2016 Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide. Apicella was also selected to the 2016 Florida Rising Stars, and in 2015 she was selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as the Nation’s Top One Percent

Apicella is a founding Barrister of The Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inns of Court of the Palm Beaches. The American Inns of Court is a cross-section of legal professionals, including judges, experienced lawyers, law professors, etc., in an organized and continuing structure designed to enhance and improve the professional and ethical quality of the legal practice in our community. The Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inns of Court of the Palm Beaches is specific to the practice of family law.

Apicella has the unique communication skills required to enable her to guide our clients through every step of the settlement and/or litigation process.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006

Education

  • Nova Southeastern Law University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 2006
    • Law Review: Nova Law Review, Member
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. - 2002

Published Works

Classes/Seminars

  • Broward County Bar Association: Raising the Bar - Legislative and Case Law changes during the 2000's, April 16, 2010
  • Collier County Bar Association: Legislative Update, October 26, 2012
  • Broward County Bar Association: Raising the Bar - Legislative and Case Law Update, April 26, 2013
  • Broward County Bar Association: Nuts and Bolts of Family Law - Alimony, November 14, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2016 to Present
  • Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015 to Present
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2011, 2015, 2017
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Outstanding Service, Dedication, and Loyalty, 2010 - 2011
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Extraordinary Service, 2010 - 2011
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair's Special Award of Merit, 2009 - 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Ad-Hoc Finance Committee, Member, 2011, 2013, 2016
  • The Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, Member, 2010 - 2013
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Secretary, 2009 - 2010
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2010 - 2012
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Co-Chair, 2012 - 2014
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Children's Issues Committee, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Children's Issues Committee, Secretary, 2008 - 2009
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Support Issues Committee, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Support Issues Committee, Chair, 2009 - 2011
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Vice Chair, 2014 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair, 2015 - Present
  • Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court, Founding Barrister, 2014 - Present
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association