Pavese Law Firm partners Diane L. Jensen and Christopher J. Shields and of counsel Peter J. Gravina have been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Florida for 2013. No more than five percent of the attorneys in Florida are selected to the list. In addition, Brooke N. Martinez has been named to the 2013 Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor.

The selections for these esteemed lists are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters’ rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The rigorous selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Stars names the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

Super Lawyers magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state and in ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published in regional publications across the country.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects.