Craig R. Hersch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Fort Myers, FL

Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, PA
 | 9100 College Pointe Court, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 239-334-1141
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Tax: Consumer (30%)
Attorney Profile

Craig R. Hersch is a partner at Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, PA, located in Fort Myers, Florida. Focusing his practice on estate planning, he works with clients throughout the state in combining tax, legal and financial strategies to implement his clients goals and eliminate their dangers.  As a measure of his experience and background, Mr. Hersch is a board-certified specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates by The Florida Bar.

After graduating from the University of Florida in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, Mr. Hersch attended the University of Florida College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1989. He spent three years as an associate with an international accounting firm prior to entering private practice. Admitted to practice in Florida, and the District of Columbia, he is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

A member of the board of directors of a privately held trust company, Mr. Hersch has served on several committees of The Florida Bar and the Florida Institute of CPAs. Highly regarded by his peers, he has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named in the "Top 100 Attorney" list by Worth magazine, and is an "Xpert" for Practice Development on Trust & Estate magazine's website, 

Frequently called upon to give presentations on legal and accounting matters at continuing education workshops, Mr. Hersch also participates in the production of videos that help to clarify common estate planning issues and questions. The author of a weekly column on estate planning for a local newspaper, he is an enthusiastic cyclist and triathlete who enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (70%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Tax (30%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Craig Hersch

Admitted: 1989, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Highest Rating attainable by the Independent National Attorney Rating Service, Preeminent - AV Rated Martindale Hubbell Attorney
  • Selected to Worth Magazine's Top 100 Lawyers in the Country, Worth Magazine Top 100 Lawyer

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Board Certification Wills, Trusts & Estates, 1996
  • Certified Public Accountant (FL), 1992

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors, Investors' Security Trust Company
  • FICPA Committee on Trusts & Estates
  • Florida Bar Committee on Asset Protection
  • Florida Bar Committee on Trusts & Taxation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


Educational Background:

  • University of Florida Fischer School of Accounting, 1987
  • University of Florida Fischer School of Accounting, 1986
Office Location for Craig R. Hersch

9100 College Pointe Court
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Phone: 239-334-1141


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Last Updated: 1/31/2017

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