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Heather L. Apicella

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Gladstone & Weissman, P.A.
101 Renaissance Centre, 101 North Federal Highway, Suite 702
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-447-2274
Fax: 561-447-2275
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011, 2016 - 2019
Licensed in Florida Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

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 "2022 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 2022 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.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011, 2016 - 2019

About Heather L. Apicella

First Admitted: 2006, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.gwpa.com/attorney/heather-l-apicella/

Honors/Awards

  • Best Lawyers for Family Law in Boca Raton by The Best Lawyers in America – 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Law & Politics
  • 2017 Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair's Special Award of Merit, 2009 - 2010
  • , Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • , Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2023
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Outstanding Service, Dedication, and Loyalty
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers 2021
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
  • Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's Top One Percent, 2015
  • 2019 Best Lawyer by the Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee Co-Chair Award, 2013 - 2014
  • Top Up & Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2016-2018
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Extraordinary Service, 2010 - 2011
  • Broward County Bar Association, Practice Section Chair of the Year Award, 2012
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2016-2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Prenuptial Agreement Checklist, Commentator (Pages 17-18), Volume XXIV, No. 5, 2011, www.familylawfla.org/newsletter/pdfs/Fam-Jan2011_final.pdf
  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair; The Florida Bar - Family Law Section; 2021 - 2022 , 2022
  • The Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, Past Member, 2010 - 2013
  • Past Chair, Long-Range Planning Committee, Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Ad-Hoc Finance Committee, Member, 2011, 2013, 2016
  • 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, Support Issues Committee, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, Co-Chair, 2014 - Present
  • The Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inns of Court Palm Beaches, Past Member
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2010 - 2012
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Children's Issues Committee, Secretary, 2008 - 2009
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Support Issues Committee, Chair, 2009 - 2011
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past Chair
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • 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, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member, 2006 - Present
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
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Office Location for Heather L. Apicella

101 Renaissance Centre
101 North Federal Highway, Suite 702
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Phone: 561-447-2274

Fax: 561-447-2275

Last Updated: 9/5/2022

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