Levin Papantonio Rafferty
316 South Baylen St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Rachael Raymon Gilmer is a civil trial lawyer and shareholder at Levin Papantonio Rafferty. She currently manages the motor vehicle department at the firm and focuses her practice on car accidents, wrongful death, trucking accidents, brain injury, and severe injuries related to premises liability. She is licensed in both Florida and Alabama and pursues personal injury cases from both states. Rachael has tried numerous cases to verdict including multiple wrongful death and serious injury MVA claims. She was also part of several tobacco trial teams for Levin Papantonio Rafferty.
Rachael has earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell. Her reputation has also consistently landed her on the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars, and earned her the distinction by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. Rachael has presented at the People’s Law School for the past 8 years and enjoys any opportunity to share her professional experiences with others while also learning from the participants.
As much as Rachael enjoys practicing law and being in the courtroom, family comes first. Rachael is married to Albi and they have two sons who keep her bouncing between the law office and a sports field. Rachael is also on very involved in the local community serving as a Trustee for the Episcopal Day School and First United Methodist Church. She is also a Mentor for Big Brother Big Sister Beyond School Walls Program and actively involved in Pensacola Fiesta Forces, Bill Bond youth baseball, and FUMC Youth Council. Rachael and her husband are also supporters of their local PACE Center for Girls.
Rachael received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama and her undergraduate from the University of Florida. She is admitted to practice in the State Courts of Florida and Alabama as well as the Florida Federal Courts, including the United State District Court, Northern District of Florida.
Rachael is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the Alabama Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Year Joined Law Firm
Present Position with Law Firm
Areas of Practice
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Trucking Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Florida, 2004
- Alabama, 2005
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- Law Degree, University of Alabama School of Law
Honors: Cum Laude
- Bachelor of Science, University of Florida
Honors and Awards
- Super Lawyer Rising Star
- Top 40 Under 40 (National Trial Lawyers)
- People’s Law School – Pensacola State College, 2014-2022
Professional Associations and Memberships
- FJA Eagle Member
- NW FL Association of Women Lawyers
- Inns of Court
Rachael was a part of the tobacco trial team for Levin Papantonio Rafferty that received a verdict in excess of thirty million dollars.
She also tried a case involving the death of a 5-year-old child due to the misplacement of a stop sign in a construction zone, which awarded her client more than four million dollars.
A recent trial in Gainesville for her quadriplegic client resulted in another multi-million dollar jury verdict.
Rachael does not try just the “big” cases. Big or small, she tries the cases that need to go in front of a jury and has taken multiple other cases to trial.