Heather Apicella

HEATHER L. APICELLA, ESQ.

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Heather Apicella

Heather L. Apicella, ESQ.

2101 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 315
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

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Heather L. Apicella is the Principal Shareholder with the law firm of Apicella Law Group, P.A. MS. APICELLA is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law and a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. She is a member of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, and South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group concentrating her practice in the area of Family Law.

Ms. Apicella is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. In 2018 she was elected to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section and she served as the Secretary from 2018-2019; Treasurer from 2019-2020; the Chair-Elect from 2020-2021; Chair from 2021-2022; and ultimately as immediate past chair from 2022-2023. She served on the Executive Council from 2009 until her appointment on the Executive Committee. She is currently a trustee of the family law section.

Ms. Apicella has been very active in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, she is a past Chair of the Finance Committee, past chair of the Legislation Committee, past chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, past Chair of the Support Issues 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 that she Chaired in 2019-2020.

Prior to her service to the State Bar, Ms. Apicella was very 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 served on the board of directors of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. The Unicorn Foundation “is dedicated to building lifelong pathways for individuals with developmental differences, from birth to success, while supporting their families on this complex journey.”

Ms. Apicella was recently named a “2024 Best Lawyer” by the Best Lawyers in America, which is a recognition she obtained in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. She was also recognized as a “2024 Super Lawyer” by Florida Super Lawyers, which she was also named in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Ms. Apicella was named in the 2024 edition of Law Dragon as one of “500 Leading Family Lawyers” in the United States of America. She was also honored by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. She was named a 2022 Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide, which is a recognition she has held for the past five years. Ms. Apicella was selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as the Nation’s Top One Percent.

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.

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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
    • D. - 2006
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • S. - 2002
Honors and Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • Law Dragon, 500 Leading Family Lawyers
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
  • Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Outstanding Service, Dedication, and Loyalty
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Extraordinary Service
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair's Special Award of Merit
Published Works
  • Ethics and bounds of advocacy, the marital and family law review course, 2023.
  • Prenuptial Agreement Checklist, The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator (Pages 17-18), Volume XXIV, 5, 2011
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • International Academy Of Family Lawyers, Us Chapter, Fellow- 2023 To Present
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member, 2006- Present
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair, 2021- 2022
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair-Elect, 2020-2021
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Treasurer, 2019-2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Secretary, 2018-2019
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, Member, 2009-2018
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Long Range Planning Committee, Chair, 2020-2021
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Finance Committee, Chair, 2019- 2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Marital & Family Law Review Course Committee, Chair, 2019- 2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Marital & Family Law Review Course Committee Member, 2016- 2020
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Executive Committee Liaison, 2018- 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 - 2018
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Publications Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2016-2018
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education (Cle), Co-Chair, 2014-2016
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Co-Chair, 2012- 2014
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2010- 2012
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Secretary, 2009- 2010
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, Member, 2008- 2018
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Support Issues Committee, Chair, 2009 - 2011
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Children's Issues Committee, Secretary, 2008-2010
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2011- 2012
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • The Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, Member, 2010 - 2013
  • Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court, Founding Barrister, 2014- 2019
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
  • Marital & Family Law Review Course – Ethics, January 27, 2023
  • 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

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Leading Family Law Group

Heather L. Apicella, Esq. is the Principal Shareholder with the law firm of Apicella Law Group, P.A. Ms. Apicella is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law and a fellow of the international academy of family lawyers. She is a member of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, and South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group concentrating her practice in the area of Family Law.

Areas of Expertise

  • High Asset Divorce
  • Dissolution of Marriage/ Division of Marital Property
  • Timesharing
  • Alimony, Spousal & Child Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Paternity

Attorneys

HEATHER L. APICELLA, ESQ.

SHAREHOLDER

SYDNEY A. TOWNE, ESQ.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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Heather Apicella

SYDNEY A. TOWNE, ESQ.

2101 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 315
Boca Raton, Florida 33431


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SYDNEY A. TOWNE, Esq., Associate Attorney at Apicella Law Group, P.A., graduated cum laude from the University of Miami, School of Law in 2016. Ms. Towne previously attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a Commonwealth Honors College student and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Journalism. Between receiving her undergraduate degree and attending law school, Ms. Towne taught high school in Connecticut with Teach for America and wrote for The Miami Herald. As a second-year law student, Ms. Towne interned with the 11th Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Division assisting case managers with conducting domestic violence hearings and legal research. Ms. Towne was also an intern for the Miami-Dade Public Defenders and researched and edited "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The Collateral Consequences of a Conviction in Florida,” which was published in August 2015. Ms. Towne's passion for Family Law lies in the successful resolution of her client's parenting and financial issues. Ms. Towne has exclusively practiced Family Law prior to joining Apicella Law Group, P.A. Ms. Towne was selected to the 2022 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch.
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Apicella Law Group PA

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(561) 800-4505

Address:

2101 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 315
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

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Monday-Thursday
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am to 5 pm

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