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Raychel A. Thomas


Raychel A. Thomas joined Pavese Law Firm in 2021. Her primary areas of focus include Agricultural and Natural Resources Law, Environmental and Water Law, and Land Use Law, assisting property owners with permitting and regulatory issues.

Ms. Thomas is from North Florida where she grew up as a fourth generation member of her family’s farming and ranching operations, producing beef and registered Angus cattle, hay, and watermelons. Growing up in a rural area and working on her family’s farm fostered Ms. Thomas’s commitment to serving and assisting agricultural producers in Florida.

Ms. Thomas attended the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida where she graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication and a minor in Agricultural and Natural Resources Law. Ms. Thomas then attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2021. While in law school, Ms. Thomas was recognized by the City, County, and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar for her research and work on urban agriculture, preemption, and property valuation. 

Practice Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Environmental & Water
  • Land Use, Zoning & Local Government

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida Bar


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Florida, B.S.

Bar and Professional Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • Lee County Bar Association