Holly B. Platter

Holly B. Platter

Shareholder since 2010
Tampa, Florida

Holly Platter received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley College in 1983, and Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1995, following a professional career in broadcasting and media relations. Prior to joining Bush Graziano Rice & Platter, P.A., as a shareholder in 2010, Holly was a shareholder with Akerman Senterfitt, LLP.

Holly has considerable experience defending medical malpractice claims as well as handling complex litigation cases including class actions and mass tort litigation.

A member of the Florida, Utah, Massachusetts and New York Bars, Holly is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, the Florida Hospital Association and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Holly has been awarded an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Holly's practice focuses on the defense of medical malpractice claims against hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as the representation of physicians in Department of Health Investigations.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Mass Tort Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1996
  • Utah, 1999
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Major: Business Communications
    • Major: Marketing

Honors and Awards

  • “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Florida Hospital Association, Member
  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • Florida Bar, Member
  • New York State Bar, Member
  • Massachusetts State Bar, Member
  • Utah State Bar, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Akerman Senterfitt, LLP, Shareholder
  • Richards Brandt Miller & Nelson, P.A.