FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 15, 2023) – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson appointed Kate English to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. The Pavese Law partner will be sworn in on March 22 in Tallahassee to serve a four-year term.
The Commission was created more than 30 years ago by the Florida Legislature with the mission of raising awareness and celebrating the contributions and successes of females of all ages. It has continued to grow and strengthen into a diverse group of female leaders working together to address challenges and issues facing Florida women and families and the resources available for assistance.
“As a Florida native with deep family roots in farming extending back more than 100 years, my entire life and career has been dedicated to agriculture and the surrounding issues to support farm families,” said English. “Being deeply embedded in Florida agriculture, I bring a unique perspective to the Commission based on my professional and life experience.”
Katherine R. English joined Pavese Law in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. Her practice concentrates on agricultural, environmental and land use law.
Housed in the Office of the Attorney General, the Commission’s mandate is to study and make policy recommendations to the Governor, Cabinet and Legislature and meets quarterly. The 22 commissioners are volunteers from diverse backgrounds and professions and represent every geographic area of the state.
“I’m honored by Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson’s confidence and trust in me and the support of my partners at Pavese Law who encourage me to pursue my passion of supporting agricultural issues, especially as they affect women and their families,” said English.
She has held leadership positions with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences Advancement Council; American Farm Bureau Federation Issue Advisory Committee on Water and Water Quality; The Florida Farm Bureau Association’s Natural Resources Advisory Committee; Redlands Christian Migrant Association; and United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties.
She is a member of the Florida Bar and the Lee County Bar Association.
About Pavese Law Firm
Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, business and corporate, civil litigation, condominium and homeowners’ association law, construction, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trusts, marital and family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects.