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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 has been certified in Probate and Estate Planning from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Michigan since 2008.

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.

David has been recognized for his work in estate planning and probate by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine (2012-2017) and Best Lawyers In America® (2006-2017).  He also holds the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

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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