Attorney Kathryn Avila | Levin Papantonio

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Attorney Kathryn Avila

Kathryn Avila

Levin Papantonio Rafferty

316 South Baylen St.

Pensacola, FL 32502

 

Kathryn initially began her legal career at Levin Papantonio Rafferty helping vet cases for the Benicar litigation. Shortly thereafter, she left the firm to pursue a career in law at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida, where she worked as a student attorney at the Environmental Law Clinic, representing clients on environmental and earth law issues, such as SLAPP suits, the constitutionality of plastic bag bans, and the protection of public lands. She was a fellow for the Center for Earth Jurisprudence where she participated in an amicus curiae brief to the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights on Fracking and Climate Change. She achieved an Honors Certificate in Environmental & Earth Law and graduated cum laude in May of 2018.

After rejoining the firm, Kathryn assisted on various mass tort projects such as the C8 litigation, Attune knee settlement, BP oil spill, and the 3M Ear Plug litigation.

Since June of 2019, Kathryn has been heading up the firm’s rapidly growing Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault Departments. She represents survivors of human trafficking against industries and corporations that benefit from their suffering and advocates for social change to promote the prevention of human trafficking within those industries.

Kathryn is currently licensed to practice in all state courts in Oregon, Colorado, and Florida.

Year Joined the Firm

  • 2019

Present Position with the Firm

  • Associate

Areas of Practice

  • Mass Torts
  • Human Trafficking
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual abuse
  • Clergy abuse

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Oregon

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Barry University School of Law
    Honors: graduated cum laude
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of University of Florida
    Major in Criminology and Law
    Honors: Cum Laude