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Heather L. Apicella

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Recognized by Best Lawyers 2021 Heather L Apicella
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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 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 is very active in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, she is the current Chair Elect of the Family Law Section. Ms. Apicella is the past Chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, past Chair of the Support Issues Committee and past Chair of the Legislation Committee, past Chair of the Finance Committee. She is the current 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 that she Chaired in the 2019-2020 Bar Year. Prior to Ms. Apicella's appointment on Executive Committee, she served as a member of 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.

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 named a Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide 2016, 2017, and 2018 and was selected as a 2016, 2017 and 2018 Florida Rising Star. She was also named a 2021 Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide. In 2015, she 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 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. - 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. - 2002

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America – Best Lawyers for Family Law in Boca Raton – 2018
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide
  • Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Outstanding Service, Dedication, and Loyalty
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Extraordinary Service
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair's Special Award of Merit
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Best Lawyers 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers

Published Works

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • 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