William T. Haverfield, II – Partner

Phone: 239-336-6230
Email: williamhaverfield@paveselaw.com

William T. Haverfield II joined Pavese Law Firm in 1969 and was the managing partner from 1990 until 2011. He is a Board Certified Marital and Family Lawyer, with a focus on original dissolution of marriage proceedings. He has substantial experience in complex marital litigation, including business valuations and real estate appraisal issues related to dissolution of marriage.

Mr. Haverfield has tried a wide variety of civil cases and was certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar from 1983 to 1999. Since 1985, he has been certified as a Marital and Family Lawyer and is one of the first attorneys in Florida to receive this certification.

He is a member of the Lee County Bar Association and was a member of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America for thirty-five years.

He is a founding member and Master (Emeritus Senior Status), 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. Mr. Haverfield also served as chapter president from 2004–2005.

Mr. Haverfield has had an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell since 1985.

Mr. Haverfield has been selected to the list of Florida Super Lawyers for 2019, a consumers’ guide that recognizes the top 5 percent of attorneys in each of 31 states as selected by their peers and through the independent study of Law & Politics magazine.

Mr. Haverfield was recognized by Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite in 2015.  He has also been selected to the list of Best Lawyers in America for 2020 for his practice area in Family Law and selected 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law for the Fort Myers-metro area.   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.

Marital Family Law


Practice Areas

  • Marital and Family

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1971)
  • U.S. District Court of Middle District of Florida (1970)
  • Florida Bar (1968)


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1967) Phi Alpha Delta Law Review
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1965)

Bar and Professional Association Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Lee County Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar
  • U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Trend Magazine – Legal Elite
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Naples Illustrated Top Lawyer