Heather L. Apicella

Heather L. Apicella

Attorney Profile

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 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

HEATHER L. APICELLA is a Partner at the law firm of Gladstone & Weissman, P.A.  She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, South Palm Beach 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.  She was recently named "2018 Best Lawyer" by The Best Lawyers of America.  She was also recently appointed on June 13, 2018 as Secretary of The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. 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.  

Mrs. Apicella was born in Denver, Colorado and moved to the state of Florida during her youth. Mrs. 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, Mrs. Apicella was a member of Nova Law Review and the Phi Alpha Delta.  She also served on the Executive Board of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (also known as the American Association for Justice).

Mrs. Apicella is very active in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. Mrs. Apicella is the current Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee. Mrs. Apicella is the past Chair of the Legislation Committee (2012-2014); and the past Chair of the Support Issues Committee (7/2009 -7/2011). 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.

Mrs. 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.

Mrs. 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.

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

About Heather Apicella

Admitted: 2006, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.gwpa.com/Attorneys/Heather-L-Apicella.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair's Special Award of Merit, 2009 - 2010
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's Top One Percent, 2015
  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America 2018
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee Co-Chair Award, 2013 - 2014
  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legistlation Committee, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legistlation 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, Member
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legistlation 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, Legistlation 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Prenuptial Agreement Checklist, Commentator (Pages 17-18), Volume XXIV, No. 5, 2011
Office Location for Heather L. Apicella

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

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Last Updated: 1/16/2019

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