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Melissa Christensen Platt

Melissa Christensen Platt

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate

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About Me


Being an attorney is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for
Melissa C. Platt.  As a fourth grader,
Melissa wrote of her desire to help others with her knowledge of the law.  Today, she finds great satisfaction in helping
her clients give their loved ones a legacy of peace and prosperity.


 


Although Melissa dreamed of being an attorney since she was
young, the road that has brought her to her current status was not a direct path.  While attending law school, Melissa
thoroughly enjoyed the study of the law but became increasingly disenchanted
with the actual practice of law for many reasons.  When, within days of taking the bar exam,
Melissa discovered she was expecting her first child, she decided to put aside
practicing law to pursue her other childhood dream of being a mother.


 


Several years later, when her husband was starting his own
practice, Melissa was thrilled to discover it was possible to establish lasting
relationship with clients and help them preserve and protect what matters most
to them. 


 


Melissa graduated with honors from Brigham Young
University's J. Reuben Clark Law School where she was a writer for the
prestigious BYU Law Review.  She is a
member of the Utah State Bar.  As a
mother herself, Melissa is uniquely situated to understand the desires and
concerns of her clients. 


 


Melissa is married to her best friend, RobRoy, and has three
beautiful children.  

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Estate Planning: 70%
  2. Probate: 30%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • RobRoy Platt

    Full disclosure: I am married to this attorney. Nevertheless, I have worked with Melissa now as an associate / partner at Platt Law and know the quality of the work she produces. She is very careful and thorough with each case she works on. Her capacity to retain details of a case at the forefront of her mind as she works on matters is extraordinary. Such a trait is extremely valuable when applying complex fact patterns to the law and making recommendations for action that may have permanent consequences. She is an extremely capable attorney, and a valuable asset to our firm and to our firm's clients. From a professional perspective I endorse her and would recommend her without reserve. From a personal perspective, I wouldn't have enough room on this form to even begin singing her praises.

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    RobRoy Platt Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

256 N. Main St.
Suite C
Alpine, UT, 84004

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
UTActive200204/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Graduated Cum LaudeBrigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School2002
Graduated Magna Cum LaudeBrigham Young University1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPlatt Law, P.C.2009 - Present
Law ClerkIvie & Young2001 - 2001
Law ClerkReed Adams, Attorney at Law2000 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
WealthCounselMember2009 - Present
Family Wealth Planning InstituteMember2009 - Present
Utah State BarMember2002 - Present
Brigham Young University Law ReviewWriter2000 - 2002

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Brigham Young UniversityHistoryB.A.1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Liahona Academy Parent's Education NightGuardianship Planning for Minors2009
Lehi 36th Ward Enrichment NightEstate Planning 1012009