Pavese Law Firm is proud to announce attorneys William T. Haverfield II, Neale Montgomery and Christopher J. Shields have been named to the esteemed 2019 Super Lawyers list of top attorneys in Florida. This honor is bestowed upon no more than 5 percent of lawyers statewide.
Selections for the revered Super Lawyers list result from the extensive research efforts executed by the Thomson Reuters’ rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. All of whom have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-phased selection process is rigorous and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
William T. Haverfield, II joined Pavese Law Firm in 1969 and served as managing partner from 1990 until 2011. He has been board certified in Marital and Family Law since 1985 and focuses his practice in the area of family law, particularly 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.
Neale Montgomery is a partner at Pavese Law Firm. She joined the firm after serving as an Assistant County Attorney for Lee County, where she focused on zoning and land use matters. Her practice continues to focus on zoning and administrative matters related to all aspects of the entitlement process and development of land primarily in Southwest Florida.
Christopher J. Shields joined Pavese Law Firm in 1984 and became a partner in the firm in 1990. He is Florida Bar Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law and Real Estate Law. Mr. Shields is one of only 21 attorneys in the entire state of Florida to hold this dual distinction. He specializes in creating and representing residential, commercial and mixed-use condominium, cooperative and homeowners association communities.