Rachael R. Gilmer

Levin Papantonio Rafferty Proctor Buchanan O'Brien Barr Mougey, P.A.
Levin Papantonio Rafferty Proctor Buchanan O'Brien Barr Mougey, P.A.
316 South Baylen Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 United States

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, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel and Best of the Bar. She is regularly asked to speak at the Florida Justice Association conferences and has taught several trial prep classes through the FJA as well. Rachael has presented at the People’s Law School for the past 9 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 is 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

Bar Admissions

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: Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyer Rising Star

Top 40 Under 40 (National Trial Lawyers)

Classes/Seminars Taught

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

Representative Cases

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.

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