Denise B. D'Aprile has been a part of Charlotte, as well as Desoto County since 1980. Her ties to the community are long standing. Prior to joining the McNeill Law Group in 2019, Ms. D'Aprile owned and operated her own law firm in Charlotte County since 1993, representing clients for serious personal injury claims as a result of a motor vehicle accident, motorcycle/trucking accident, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, animal attacks, slips and falls, as well as medical malpractice and bankruptcy matters.
Ms. D'Aprile earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. She was admitted to practice by the Florida Supreme Court in 1989 and has been practicing law for over 30 years.
Ms. D'Aprile was appointed by The Florida Bar to the Standing Committee on Professionalism to serve as the Chair of the Random Acts of Professionalism Working Group in 2011. She was presented with a service award in appreciation of her dedicated service as the Chair of that group in 2012. Ms. D'Aprile was again appointed by the Standing Committee on Professionalism to serve as the Chair of the Circuit Professionalism Working Group. In June of 2013, Ms. D'Aprile was honored by the committee for procuring a report from each Circuit throughout the State. Ms. D'Aprile served a fourth and final term with the Standing Committee on Professionalism as the Chair of the Circuit Professionalism Working Group from 2013-2014. Ms. D'Aprile increased her service to The Florida Bar in 2014 when she was appointed to the William Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy Committee, and also served on the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion from 2014-2015.
Ms. D'Aprile has been the past President of the Charlotte County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and past Treasurer of the Lee County Chapter. Ms. D'Aprile has provided pro bono legal services to the Homeless Coalition, participated in and sponsored the Pantyhose Free Zone event in Charlotte County for many years which supports women in the community and their healthcare concerns. She has also participated in Law Day, the Mock Trial Competitions at the high school and elementary school levels, as well as volunteered her time for Career Day at the local high schools. Ms. D'Aprile has served as a Board Member of One Way Out, an organization to help women and children who are victims of sex trafficking. She continues to donate her time and support towards Women's Ministries for over 20 years. She is a current member of Kiwanis and an active member of her church.
Ms. D'Aprile has always been committed to changing the public's perception of the attorney/client relationship, one client at a time. She was voted Best General Attorney through the Charlotte Sun Herald and has dedicated her legal career to making a difference in the lives of her clients. At the McNeill Law Group she continues to provide quality legal representation, with a caring and empathetic concern for those who are injured. She is married, has two children, enjoys the outdoors, keeping fit and spending time with her family.