Levin Papantonio Rafferty
316 South Baylen St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Mrs. Preston started her legal career at the firm in 1994 as a litigation assistant. She then went to law school in 2000 to pursue her lifelong goal of becoming an attorney. Mrs. Preston focuses her practice on personal injury, mass tort litigation, products liability litigation, wrongful death, and environmental law.
Mrs. Preston has been involved in multiple mass tort litigations including Rezulin, Breast Implants, Asbestos, Accutane, PPA, Abilify, Yamaha Rhino and Benicar. She handled numerous BP Oil Spill Class Action claims and litigation. Mrs. Preston is heavily involved in the nationwide hernia mesh litigation. She has handled trials and assisted with personal injury and product liability trials as well. Mrs. Preston is a current member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
She is currently licensed to practice law before all Florida state and federal courts and has been given permission to practice in multiple multi-district litigations and multi-county litigations. Additionally, she is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mrs. Preston stays actively involved in her local community through her church and charitable organizations. Over the years, her particular focus has been on helping the homeless population. Her favorite past-time is having adventures with her husband and daughter.
Year Joined Law Firm
- 2003-2007; 2008-2016 (Of Counsel); 2016 to Present
Present Position with Law Firm
Areas of Practice
- Personal injury
- Mass tort litigation
- Products liability litigation
- Wrongful death
- Environmental law
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- Juris Doctorate with Honors; University of Florida, Frederic G. Levin College of Law; Gainesville, Florida
- Bachelors of Art in Political Science with Honors; University of West Florida; Pensacola, Florida
- Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice with Honors; Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Association of Justice
- Florida Bar
- Florida Justice Association
- Northwest Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Past President and Current Member
- The National Trial Lawyers (Top 100)