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Heather L. Apicella

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Boca Raton, FL

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HEATHER L. APICELLA is a Partner with the law firm of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. and 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 and Broward County Bar Association, concentrating her practice in the area of Family Law.

Ms. Apicella is the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.
She was elected to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section in 2018 and she served as the Secretary from 2018-2019; Treasurer from 2019-2020; and the Chair-Elect from 2020-2021. She also served on the Executive Council from 2009 until her appointment on the Executive Committee.

Ms. Apicella has been very active in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, she served as the past Chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, past Chair of the Support Issues Committee and past Chair of the Legislation Committee. She is the past Chair of the Finance Committee and past Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee. She also served as one of four members of the Marital & Family Law Review Course Committee, which is an appointed position which she Chaired in 2019-2020.

Ms. Apicella is also 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.

Ms. Apicella was recently named a "2021 Best Lawyer" by the Best Lawyers in America, which is a recognition she obtained in 2018, 2019, and 2020. She was also honored in the 2021 Florida Trend's Legal Elite. She was named a 2021 Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide, which is a recognition she has held for the past four years. Ms. Apicella was selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as the Nation's Top One Percent. Moreover, Gladstone & Weissman has been named to the 2019 list of 'Best Law Firms' by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a ‘Tier-1' Marital and Family Law firm in the United States.

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

 

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006

Education

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

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2016 – 2020
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2015 – 2020
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2009 – 2011
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2011
  • Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2010 – 2011
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Outstanding Service, Dedication, and Loyalty, 2009 – 2010
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Extraordinary Service
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair’s Special Award of Merit

Published Works

  • Prenuptial Agreement Checklist, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator (Pages 17-18), Volume XXIV, No. 5, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair, 2021 to Present
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair-Elect, 2020 - 2021, 2020 to 2021
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Treasurer, 2019 to 2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Secretary, 2018 to 2019
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, Member, 2009 to 2018
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Long Range Planning Committee, Chair, 2020 to 2021
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Finance Committee, Chair, 2019 to 2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Marital & Family Review Course Committee, Chair, 2019 to 2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Marital & Family Law Review Course Committee, Member, 2016 to 2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Executive Committee Liaison, 2018 to 2019
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Finance Committee, Member, 2011, 2013 and 2016
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Long Range Planning member, 2017 to 2018
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Publications Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2016 to 2018
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Co-Chair, 2014 to 2016
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Co-Chair, 2012 to 2014
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2010 to 2012
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Secretary, 2009 to 2010
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Member, 2008 to 2018
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Support Issues Committee, Chair, 2009 to 2011
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Children's Issues Committee, Secretary, 2008 to 2010
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2011 to 2012
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member, 2006 to Present
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2013 to Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2013 to Present
  • The Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, Member, 2010 to 2013
  • Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court, Founding Barrister, 2014 to 2019

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Broward County Bar Association: Raising the Bar – Tri County Local Rules and Procedures, April 5, 2019
  • Broward County Bar Association: Nuts and Bolts of Family Law - Alimony, November 14, 2014
  • Broward County Bar Association: Raising the Bar - Legislative and Case Law Update, April 26, 2013
  • Collier County Bar Association: Legislative Update, October 26, 2012
  • Broward County Bar Association: Raising the Bar - Legislative and Case Law changes during the 2000's, April 16, 2010