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Apicella chairs the Family Law Section

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Family Law Section Executive Committee officers and members were unanimously approved and sworn in at its recent annual membership awards and installation presentation.

The 2021-2022 Executive Committee members are Heather L. Apicella, chair; General Magistrate Philip S. Wartenberg, chair-elect; Sarah E. Kay, treasurer; Christopher W. Rumbold, secretary; and Douglas A. Greenbaum, immediate past chair.

  • Heather L. Apicella

    Heather L. Apicella

    Heather L. Apicella is a partner with Gladstone & Weissman in Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale and is board certified in marital and family law. Apicella was most recently the chair-elect of the section and has served as chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee; Finance Committee; Continuing Legal Education Committee; Support Issues Committee; and Legislative Committee. She also served a four-year term on the Marital & Family Law Review Course Committee, which she chaired in 2019-2020.

  • Philip S. Wartenberg

    Philip S. Wartenberg

    Philip S. Wartenberg is board-certified in marital and family law and currently serves as a general magistrate of the 13th Circuit. He was previously the owner and sole shareholder of Wartenberg Law Group in Tampa from 2001 to 2016. In March 2016, he merged his practice with Allen Dell, P.A., in Tampa, where he was a partner in the firm’s family law department until his magistrate appointment in March 2020. He is a past chair of the Family Law Section’s Legislation and Certification Review Course committees.

  • Sarah E. Kay

    Sarah E. Kay

    Sarah E. Kay, through her firm Kay Family Law, serves solo and small firms throughout Florida through contract research, writing, and consulting services in addition to directly assisting Florida’s families in the Tampa Bay area through guardian ad litem services, as a mediator, and through collaborative divorce. She is the 2021 co-recipient of the Family Law Section’s Alberto Romero Making a Difference Award and the recipient of the 2021 Florida Bar President’s Award for Pro Bono Legal Service for the 13th Circuit.

  • Christopher W. Rumbold

    Christopher W. Rumbold

    Christopher W. Rumbold is the principal of the Law Office of Christopher W. Rumbold, PLLC in Ft. Lauderdale. He is a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator and a guardian ad litem, and he restricts his litigation practice to complex, high income/high net-worth matrimonial and family law matters in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Rumbold was an inaugural member of the Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy, past chair of the Legislation Committee, past member of Executive Council (2013-2021) and the recipient of numerous section awards for outstanding service.  He has testified in Tallahassee on behalf of the Family Law Section concerning pending legislation, he co-authored the briefs amicus curiae in two of Florida’s marital equality cases, and he regularly publishes and presents on family law issues.

  • Douglas A. Greenbaum

    Douglas A. Greenbaum

    Douglas A. Greenbaum opened Douglas A. Greenbaum, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale in 1992, where he specializes in family law, guardianship, estate planning, and probate. He is Florida Supreme Court certified mediator in both family and circuit civil. Greenbaum also serves as a guardian ad litem and parenting coordinator.  He possesses more than 30 years of experience in family law, guardianship law, and alternative dispute resolution. He also is vice chair of the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and has served as a member of the Bar’s Councils of Sections. He also held a number of leadership roles within the Family Law Section.

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