Photo of Craig R. Hersch, a Florida Board Certified Estate Planning Attorney in Fort Myers


Senior Partner

Florida Bar Board Certified
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney


Regina Sadoski

Intake Scheduling Coordinator

Laura Ruiz

Binder Documentation Assistant

Olivia Powell

Document Drafting Assistant

Maria Reimer

Asset Alignment Coordinator

Deborah Shannon

Asset Alignment Coordinator

Aimee Balcer

Probate & Trust Administration Assistant


Craig R. Hersch is a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates attorney who holds his Florida CPA license. A partner at Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, Craig 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 Residency & Estate Planning Guide
· Selecting Your Trustee
· Common Cents Estate Planning 
· Legal Matters When a Loved One Dies 
· Asset Alignment and Your Estate Plan 
· Common Cents Estate Planning II

In addition to practicing law, Craig also writes. His work has appeared in several professional journals, including The Practical Tax Lawyer, Trusts & Estates Magazine, and The Florida Bar Journal. He also writes a weekly estate planning column that is published in Sanibel’s Island Sun newspaper and on his firm’s blog here.

A multiple graduate of the University of Florida with accounting and law degrees, Craig 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.