David M. Platt
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Direct Dial: 239.344.1355
Direct Fax: 239.344.1516

David M. Platt has more than 35 years of experience as an estate planning and business attorney. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, real estate and business entity formations.

David frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants and attorneys, as well as the general public. He is an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law, and is the author of several publications.

For six consecutive years, David has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine for his work in estate planning and probate (2012-2017). He has also been selected by The Best of the U.S. LLC as being amongst the best attorneys in the United States, highlighting his focus on trusts and estates. The Best of the U.S. LLC reviews the credentials of practitioners in fourteen professions, determining the "Best of Class" in each. The selection process identifies those professionals who have continued their education, provide leadership in their industry, and have been recognized by their peers, their industry and their community as the best. Additionally, he has been recognized by Florida Monthly as a Top Florida Attorney, as well as being named to The Best Lawyers In America® every year since 2006.  He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Since 2008, David has been certified in Probate and Estate Planning from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education from the University of Michigan.

Prior to moving to Sanibel, David served as the Estate Planning Department chairman of a Michigan law firm. He and his wife Kathleen have two daughters, Katherine and Joan.

Professional and Civic Affiliations

David serves on the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Lee County Bar Association.  He is a former board member of "CROW" (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) in Sanibel. 

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  • Undergraduate Degree: Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, 1975 
  • Graduate Degree: Michigan State University, M.A., 1976 
  • Law Degree: Western Michigan University - Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1980 
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar 1992 
  • Admitted to The Michigan Bar 1980


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