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Jack L Platt

Personal injury Attorney at Melbourne, FL

4.8   19 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016

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Notable Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015


Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole PLLC


4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2016
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Posted by Louis | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Highly Recommend Jack Platt and his Firm
We had the pleasure to be a client of Mr. Platt and his law firm. When he took our case, we knew we were in great hands. He made sure to be direct, firm, and strong-arm the other side with complete professionalism. Now, we are case closed and there is not another law firm I would consider using or recommend more than Platt, Hopwood, Russel, & Cole.
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Posted by Jamie | July 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great defense
This office has actually handled several of my cases / defenses and never gave me false hopes or lies. Always told me the reality of my situation, and I always received return communication. This office is who I call anytime I need someone by my side that I know won't do me wrong. They are so great, I highly recommend them!
Posted by Cheryl | September 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
personal injury claim
I would recommend Jack Platt for personal injury claim anytime. When I got hit back in 2009 by a hit and run driver while I was on my bike, he was there for me throughout the whole ordeal I went through. I felt completely comfortable with Jack and would use him again if I ever had to.
Posted by DONNA | September 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jack was very easy to work with, he kept me informed about what was going on with my case. He handled my case in a very timely manner. I would definitely hire him again.
Posted by Phil | September 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Mr. Platt handled an auto accident case for me and did a great job! Mr. Platt and his staff were always very professional and I am very happy with the outcome of my case.
Posted by Phil | September 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr. Platt and his staff did a great job and I was very happy with the services they provided in handling my case.
Posted by JayDee | September 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
No nonsense, straight to the point.
Our company contacted Mr. Platt's office for a consult to see if his office could help settle a business dispute. Mr. Platt answered all our questions and after his review of the case, stated the potential risk factors as well as the favorable out comes. Within two weeks Mr. Platt had both parties in an agreed fair outcome, and the dispute was settled. Thank you Mr. Platt you and your team are great professionals!
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Posted by Louise | September 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, successfully efficient
After 3 months of physical therapy and medical treatment for injuries sustained from auto accident, there was no improvement of impaired function or pain. It was determined that high risk surgery would be necessary.At this time, my physician felt I should contact an attorney since I would not physically or financially be able to compete with the Insurance Co. of the person at fault. After my first meeting with Jack Platt, my anxieties/stress of dealing with Insurance Co. and their Legal Staff dissolved. Jack Platt, Beth and Staff collected mounds of medical records and did not stop until maximum amount was awarded. They kept me up to date and reassured, which played a major role in my recovery. Thank you Jack Platt and Staff.
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Posted by Maan Aboulhosn | September 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experiance
Great experiance with this firm. Staff was very professional and attentive. Mr Platt worked extremely hard for me and my family. I highly recommend!!
Posted by Robert | May 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great service and out come!
I was burned 3 years ago and got my consultation with Mr. Platt and from that point on he was nice and respectful and always gave me update phone calls and answered all the questions I could think of with honest and straight answers. I would recommend him to everyone.
Posted by David | May 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jack platt
Jack was excellent in my personal injury case which was for my son who was injured. He was always there when we needed him and I believe we got the best settiment we could get.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I have had to use the services of Jack Platt and Kurt Russell a few times over the years and have had success each time. I recommend my friends who have had legal issues and they have also been happy with their results. Thank you to this team for taking care of me and my family and friends!
Posted by Amy | July 30, 2015
I couldn't be happier!
Mr Platt took on my case even though I was told by others it would be impossible. I ran into a lot of obstacles getting the health care I needed, but he helped me thru each one of them. I feel vindicated and received the compensation I deserved PLUS. His determination to fight on my behalf was stellar. He also took on my daughters lawsuit due to an auto accident where she was a passenger and got her compensation as well. As a single mom with a mentally-challenged daughter, I can't thank him enough!!
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Posted by Stacey | July 23, 2015
Highly recommended!
I'm so sorry my family needed a lawyer but I am so grateful and appreciative for Jack Platt and his associates Kurt Russell and Billie Jo Hopwood! These people know what they're doing! I felt so comforted by Kurt's confidence in the courtroom and Jack's calming way with us. Our case was handled quickly, professionally, and in a manner that made me feel they all really cared about us. Write their number down and if you ever find yourself in a sticky situation, call them first!!!!
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Posted by Carol | May 16, 2015
Florida's Best Lawer
I was arrested and guilty of shoplifting, and was unaware that I had been suffering from a mental health illness that required medication. The Bealls Chain of stores has a zero policy against shoplifting. While there was no reason at all for me to steal any item, because of my mental health state of mania, I did in fact steal a single item from this Chain. I went on to seek medical help and I can gratefully say, that today, I have a terrific job, a stable (medicated) life and NO record of any kind, thanks to the perseverance and legal representation of Mr. Platt. Without his determination and legal help, I would not have been able to find employment with a clean record.(My case was sealed) Simply the BEST representation available in Brevard County. Very appropriate and manageable fee's as well. Always grateful to Mr. Platt.
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Posted by Wendell | May 16, 2015
Expert, Professional, Courteous, and above all else...Relentless
I found myself in an extremely stressful and potential damaging situation wherein I had been accused of a form of battery. As a non citizen visa holder, the ramifications, both financially and professionally were incalculable. I was in a terrific jam. I was fortunate to have an introduction to Mr. Platt (Jack) who traversed the minefield of my State Prosecuted charges, and with his skill, knowledge, and relentless determination, I was the beneficiary of a complete expungement of all charges. This was the absolute best case scenario, skillfully and professionally managed by Jack and his team. I sincerely cannot recommend any professional in higher regard than Jack Platt.
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Posted by Jacqueline | March 13, 2015
An attorney who will fight for you.
I hired the firm of Platt Hopwood to represent me in a criminal matter. Both Jack Platt and Kurt Russell worked on my case. At all times the attorneys and their staff were courteous and professional. While I had resigned to “take what is coming my way,” Mr. Platt and Mr. Russell told me to relax and let them represent me. I am glad I took their advice. Mr. Platt and Mr. Russell were able to win a hearing on an evidence issue and my case was closed, no charges. I would highly recommend Platt Hopwood.
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Posted by mark | March 2, 2015
Excellent Criminal Lawyer
I had never been arrested before and in this case my son set me up with abuse charges. Jack met me in jail in the middle of the night and followed up with my family constantly. Got me out with no bond and soon after got the charges dismissed. He and his team showed a genuine personal interest in my case. He did everything he promised and then some.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2014
I now understand all the nasty jokes about lawyers.
This attorney did not fulfill his obligation to me in any way. He made grand promises in order to get a rather large retainer and then did not perform any of the actions he said he would in order to resolve my case to a favorable outcome. He ignored my requests as to how I wanted him to proceed and frequently did not do what he said he would, call one person or another, provide me with court records, speak with doctors. Basically, he was more interested in securing that large retainer than helping me as his client. I would not recommend.
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2016
updated on 07/26/2016

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Platt Jacobus Fielding Ville
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Platt Jacobus Fielding Szachacz Funk & Torres
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Partner
  • High Stack Lazenby Maxwell Morgan & Platt
  • 1994 - 1999
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  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $900,000 recovered for burn victim
  • $900,000 settlement


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Platt is on a very short list of my favorite attorneys in the area. It has been my pleasure to know him for the past decade and he has never disappointed. He is a good friend, mentor, and (as if it were possible) an even better lawyer. He has the respect of his colleagues, opponents, and the courts, and he has a mild temperament that juries find endearing. I am endorsing Mr. Platt for personal injury because he has already been endorsed for family and criminal defense, and because I have also had the pleasure of being a personal injury client of his in the past. I absolutely endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jack is an all around great attorney and very knowledgeable in criminal defense and personal injury law. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Melbourne Personal injury Lawyer Jack L Platt
Jack L Platt
Personal injury Attorney
Melbourne, FL
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details