Richard T. Platt



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Richard T. Platt is the president of the State Bar of Arizona.  Taking office in June of 2014, he leads the state's largest professional association with more than 23,000 members.

A graduate of Coolidge High School, Coolidge, Arizona, he received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and his law degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington.  He also has a Master in Business Administration from Gonzaga University.

Richard has served on the Board of Governors for the past 13 years, representing rural Arizona, public and small firm lawyers. In 2013 he formed RT Platt Law PLLC as solo practitioner.  Previously he was the Chief Criminal Deputy County Attorney for the Pinal County Attorney's Office and was in that office from 1996-2013. He was in private practice from 1984 to 1996, in the firm of Platt & Jenson, P.C. in Coolidge, Ariz. His practice focuses on criminal law, estate planning, real property and probate matters.