Exceptional Marital And Family Law Advocacy


Heather L. Gurley, Esq.



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Gurley Law, P.A. is a firm solely dedicated to the practice of marital and family law. Located in Palm Harbor, the firm's practice encompasses adoption, divorce, collaborative law, paternity, support, modification, relocation, pre-nuptial/post-nuptial agreement. Marital and family law matters are uniquely personal and often emotional in a way that other areas of law are not. For that reason, Gurley Law, P.A. is a solution-focused practice that strives to help their clients through their difficult marital and family law matters to reach a fair resolution.

Heather Gurley, Esq. grew up in the Midwest and ultimately graduated from high school in North Dakota. Not wanting to live a life of shoveling snow, Heather decided to move to Florida and eventually found her way to the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area which has been her home for over 15 years. Having gained extensive experience as a paralegal, in various areas of law, Heather decided to return to school to obtain her law degree. Heather obtained her B.A. in History from the University of South Florida and then obtained her law degree from the Stetson University College of Law.

As a single mother attending law school and working full time as a paralegal, Heather often joked that her future biographies would lack the impressive achievements and participations in various organizations other attorneys would have because her priority was ensuring she and her son had a roof over their heads and something more than ramen to eat.

After law school, Heather was employed with a marital and family law firm where she not only gained extensive litigation experience, but she also discovered she truly enjoyed the practice of marital and family law. In 2017, Heather opened Gurley Law, P.A. and the firm continues to grow.

Heather is certified as a Family Law Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida. Heather is a member of Clearwater Bar Association and currently chairs the Family Law Section. Heather is also a member of the Canakaris American Inn of Court where she serves as the Liaison to the American Inns of Court. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two boys.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law Litigation
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Family Law Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2015


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport/St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D.
  • University of South Florida
    • B.A.
    • Major: History
  • St. Petersburg College
    • A.A.
    • Major: Liberal Arts

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association (Family Law Division)
  • Clearwater Bar Association (2019-2020 Family Law Section Co-Chair)
  • Canakaris - American Inns of Court (2018-2020 Scholarship Chair)
  • Canakaris - American Inns of Court (2020-2022 Board Liaison)
  • Florida Bar Association (2023 to 2025 FRP Enrichment Committee Member)
  • Canakaris – American Inns of Court (2022-2024 Membership Chair)
  • Canakaris – American Inns of Court (2024 – 2026 Executive Director Elect)


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024
  • Canakaris Young Lawyer of the Year Award, Canakaris - American Inns of Court, 2018