Denise B. D’Aprile was born in Port Jefferson, New York and graduated from Newfield High School. She obtained her BA from University South Florida Tampa and her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. While at the University of Miami School of Law, Ms. D’Aprile was inducted into the Society of Bar and Gavel for service and leadership and was elected 3-L Senator of the Student Bar Association. Ms. D’Aprile was instrumental in the development of the Catholic Law Students Association and was President elect of the CLSA until she graduated. In addition, Ms. D’Aprile was involved with the Moot Court Board, performed an internship with the Miami Dade Public Defender’s Office and worked for the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Miami School Of Law. After graduating law school, Ms. D’ Aprile worked for a private insurance defense firm before moving on to the Public Defender’s Office, 20th Judicial Circuit. She then worked for a mid-sized firm handling Personal Injury/Commercial Litigation/Foreclosures and Bankruptcy until opening her own firm in 1993, the Law Office of Denise B. D’Aprile, P.A.
Ms. D’Aprile has been admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida since 1989, and is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Ms. D’Aprile was appointed to serve by The Florida Bar to the Standing Committee for Professionalism and is past Chairperson of three subcommittees. Ms. D’Aprile was recently appointed to serve by The Florida Bar to the Leadership Academy Committee for another four year term. Ms. D’Aprile is the past Treasurer of the Lee County Association of Women Lawyers; a member of the Charlotte County Bar Association, Lee County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professional Association and the Florida Justice Association. Ms. D’Aprile is also a member of the SW Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Golden Halo Committee honoring Christian teachers from Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. Ms. D’Aprile has volunteered her time as a mentor to first year law students at the Ave Maria School of Law since 2010. Ms. D’Aprile also serves on the Twentieth Judicial Circuit’s Professionalism Committee with the Honorable Jay B. Rosman, Chief Judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit. She is a past member of the Board of Directors and supporter of One Way Out Ministries Ms. D’Aprile is an active member of her church and is involved with women’s ministries and world missions.