The Apicella Law & Mediation Office consists of knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated professionals. We are committed to getting our clients the best possible results at an affordable price. Call us today for a free consultation. We can discuss all aspects of your case and offer solutions on how best to proceed, along with a cost estimate so there are no suprises down the road. We are down-to-earth people who care about our clients. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help.
I graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. While in law school, I received multiple awards and honors, including Dean's List, Merit Scholarships, and was in the top 5% of my 1L class. I also received special training in trial work. I currently hold three different certifications, including Litigation and Mediation.
I have experience litigating cases in both California State and Federal Courts. My specialty areas include family law matters, contract drafting, and mediation.
Prior to Law School, I graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Business. Before becoming a lawyer, I gained experience in commercial real estate, insurance brokerage, securities and finance, and mortgage banking. I am a former licensed California Insurance Broker and I currently hold a California Real Estate license, in addition to my license to practice law.
I am admitted to practice law in all California Courts.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 2003
Hourly ($200-250/hour), Retainer (Always)
Mr. Apicella has given consistently correct, analytic and customized answers on Avvo. His orientation towards mediation, seeking a "win-win" scenario instead of a "win-lose" is to be highly commended and should be seriously considered by Avvo askers.
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Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|CALI Award: Legal Skills||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||1999|
|N/A||San Francisco Bar Association, VLSP||2005 - Present|
|Principal||Apicella Law Office||2004 - Present|
|Attorney||Kelly, Herlihy & Klein, LLP||2002 - 2004|
|Certified Legal Intern||San Francisco Public Defender||2001 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||Law Office of Patrick McMahan||2000 - 2002|
|Certified Legal Intern||San Francisco District Attorney||2000 - 2000|
|Intern||Orange County Public Defender||1999 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Sonoma County Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Marin County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|American Arbitration Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution||N/A||2001 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Italian American Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Divorce & Custody||Mother obtained sole legal and physical custody|
|post dissolution child support case||Arrearage claim settled|
|Divorce, spousal support, and community property division||Case settled|
|Love Detour||Hiring a Divorce Lawyer, and the Client's Bill of Rights||2008|
|Love Detour||California Divorce Basics||2008|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Southern California||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1993|
|school to career||careers||2012|
|Pathways for Kids: Career Awareness||Legal Careers||2001|