Craig R. Hersch

Craig R. Hersch

Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA

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Craig R. Hersch is a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates attorney and holds his Florida CPA license, with over 30 years of experience in his practice. Craig is a partner at Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill and has created several trademarked processes tied to his estate planning and administration practice, including The Family Estate & Legacy Program® and The Estate Settlement Program®.

Craig has authored six books for clients: The Florida Estate Planning Guide, Selecting Your Trustee, Common Cents Estate Planning, Legal Matters When a Loved One Dies, Asset Alignment and Your Estate Plan and Common Cents Estate Planning II. His work has appeared in several professional journals, including The Practical Tax Lawyer, and The Florida Bar Journal, as well as being on the editorial advisory board for Trusts & Estates Magazine, the premier trade journal for estate planning attorneys, CPA’s, and financial advisors. Craig also writes a weekly estate planning column that is published in Sanibel’s Island Sun newspaper and on his firm’s blog at

Craig is a multiple graduate of the University of Florida with accounting and law degrees and has provided his expertise as a continuing education lecturer for The Florida Bar and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Craig holds an AV Martindale Hubbell rating, the highest attainable by the independent national attorney rating service, has been selected as a Worth 100 Top Attorney and has been named to the Super Lawyers list every year since 2009, a highly-esteemed recognition given to no more than five percent of attorneys in Florida.

During his free time, Craig enjoys competing in triathlons, having finished an Ironman distance race and seven half-Ironman races over the last decade . Craig is married to his wife, Patti, and they have three daughters: Gabrielle, Courtney, and Madison.

To stay up-to-date on the latest news in estate planning, you can follow Craig on Twitter at @FLTrustLaw.

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