|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|
|Child Support Modification||successful reduction of child support|
|premarital agreement||Drafted premarital agreement to protect parties' assets|
|Divorce Mediation||amicable divorce, saving much time, heartache, and money, compared to litigation.|
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|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|
Posted by anonymous
I only wish I had found this attorney when looking for one to handle my divorce. He's trustworthy, knowledgable and a very very kind person with much fairness & empathy.
Posted by Laura
Mike Apicella is a gem! If you are fortunate enough to have him as your legal advocate, you are in the best hands. He knows the law. He knows people. He was more than capable to sift through the chaff to identify and address the issues of my case. Not for a single moment did I ever think he would not successfully win for me orders in the best interests of my children - which he did! Count your lucky stars if you've found Mike during your search for an intelligent, capable, honest, and caring family law attorney.
Posted by Debbie
Mr. Apicella is an extremely knowledgeable and capable attorney. His acute attention to detail and ability to remain objective is uncanny, as was his ability to swiftly break down the seemingly larger issues of my divorce and predict the orders we could reasonably win. As well as being smart and able, I found Mr. Apicella to be honest and straight-forward, and with a rare understanding of human nature.
Mr. Apicella took the time to clearly explain the legal processes of my divorce to me, and I never felt “outside the loop.” He even went the extra mile and encouraged me to educate myself about my own rights and responsibilities.
Always, I felt completely confident Mr. Apicella would get for me the reasonable orders I received from my divorce, and I cannot recommend him more highly.
Michael Doland, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.