Frank A. Pavese, Jr. – Partner

Phone: 239-542-3148

Frank A. Pavese, Jr. joined Pavese Law Firm in 1986.  His practice is concentrated in most aspects of civil litigation, with emphasis on construction matters, real estate law; and business and family disputes.

He is a member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  He is also a member, and previously served as a Barrister, of the Calusa Inn of Court, a chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization dedicated to advancing the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar.  He is also past chairman of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A.”

Mr. Pavese has been a member of the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association for more than 25 years, and he has served as its general legal counsel and board member emeritus for much of that time.  For many years, he has been a member of the Lee Building Association and Florida Home Builder’s Association.

Mr. Pavese has been selected to the 2020 List of Best Lawyers in America for his practice area in real estate law.  A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For three decades, Best Lawyers® lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

His community involvement includes having served as an officer of the St Francis Xavier School Association and as parish council member for St. Cecilia Catholic Church.  Mr. Pavese serves as legal counsel to St. Martin dePorres Outreach Community Ministries.


Practice Areas

  • Marital and Family
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Real Estate

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1987)
  • Florida Bar (1986)


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., 1986)
  • University of South Florida (B.A., 1983)

Bar and Professional Association Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Cape Coral Construction Industry Association
  • Lee Building Association and Florida Home Builder’s Association
  • Lee County Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers in America (2020)