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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: 561-571-0432
Fax: 561-447-2275
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
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 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.

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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

2 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011, 2016 - 2019

About Heather L. Apicella

First Admitted: 2006, Florida

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

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, Past Member, 2010 to 2013
  • Current 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, 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

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

Honors/Awards

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair's Special Award of Merit, 2009 - 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • 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
  • 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
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Office Location for Heather L. Apicella

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

Phone: 561-571-0432

Fax: 561-447-2275

Last Updated: 1/6/2021

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