Education

Albright College

B.A., 1990
  • magna cum laude
  • Varsity Football (1986-88)

Arizona State University College of Law

J.D., 1995
  • Managing Editor, Arizona State University Law Journal

Bar Admission

Arizona

Michael J. Plati

Member

Prominent Assignments

Mr. Plati is a litigation attorney with the firm. Mr. Plati has more than 17 years of experience handling litigation concerning real estate title issues; escrow and professional liability (including attorney and accountant malpractice); property, life, liability, and title insurance coverage; insurance bad faith; personal injury defense; and appeals.

Illustrative reported cases include:

    • SWC Baseline v. Augusta Ranch, 265 P.3d 1070 (Ariz. App. 2011)
    • successful appeal reversing substantial wrongful lien judgment award

    • Bank One v. Universal Marketing, 53 P.3d 191 (Ariz. App. 2002)
    • successful appellate defense of dismissal judgment on conversion claim

Professional Involvement

  • Adjunct Instructor, Phoenix Community College Legal Studies Program (1997-2014)

Community Involvement

  • Member, Four Peaks (Fountain Hills) Rotary Club (1997-Present);
    Club President (2004-2005)

  • Director, Mountain Park Medical Center Foundation (2012-2015)

Publications/Presentations

  • Arizona Appellate Handbook, Volume Two (Fifth Ed. 2017), Chapter 22, “Justice of the Peace and Municipal Courts,” and Chapter 23 “Justice Court Civil Appeals”

  • Author, "Religion-Based Peremptory Strikes in Criminal Trials and the Arizona Constitution: Can They Co-Exist," 1994 Ariz. State Law J., No. 3, p.883

Judicial Clerkships

  • The Honorable Magistrate Judge Morton Sitver, U.S. District Court of Arizona (1995-96)

  • The Honorable James Sult, Arizona Court of Appeals (1996-98)