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Jack L. Platt, Esq.

Platt, Hopwood, Russell, & Cole PLLC

Mr. Jack Platt is a Brevard County native and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and giving back to the community he was raised in. Mr. Platt is often asked to MC and speak at various charities the firm sponsors. Throughout his more than twenty-two years as a licensed attorney Mr. Platt has mastered the art of defending his clients in the area of criminal law and representing his clients in personal injury matters. Mr. Platt examines each case as what it is, a unique situation that has a significant impact on someone's life. He takes cases seriously and vows to provide the highest level of dedication to your case. Mr. Platt will use his vast experience and passion for the law to provide his clients with the justice they deserve.

Like many of our team and community colleagues, Jack has a deep connection to BRIC and long history with the Founder.  Jack was Drew's legal representation many years ago, through much of his interaction with the legal system.  Jack was directly responsible for getting Drew into the Phoenix House as part of a plea fifteen years ago; essentially, without Jack BRIC would not exist. Today, Jack and BRIC work closely to provide the same opportunity to our mutual clients. Jack is a driving force behind our Founders vision and dedication to substance use and mental health related criminal justice reform.  

Areas Of Practice

Personal Injury

Criminal Defense


Bar Admissions

Florida, 1994

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995



Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida

Juris Doctorate - 1993

University of Central Florida

Honors: cum laude

Major: Political Science


Professional Associations and Memberships

Florida Justice Association, 1994 to Present

Florida Association Criminal Defense Lawyers


Past Employment Positions

High Stack Lazenby Maxwell Morgan & Platt, Partner, 1994 to 1997

Platt Jacobus Fielding Szachacz Funk & Torres, Partner, 1999 to 2003

Platt Jacobus Fielding Ville, Partner, 2003 to 2010