David Brand Pleat

David Brand Pleat: Attorney with Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A.

Biography

Mr. Pleat, founding partner of the firm, graduated from Duquesne University in 1981 (B.A.). He attended law school at the University of Baltimore (J.D. 1985) and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable J. James McKenna, Circuit Court Judge, Montgomery County, Maryland, following admission to the Bar. In 1993, he was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, and in September 1995, he was admitted to the Florida Bar. Mr. Pleat practiced for ten years as a litigator in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas. He relocated to Florida and has practiced in Florida since 1995. He has extensive litigation experience in a variety of state and federal courts. He has litigated cases in the areas of personal injury (wrongful death, complex medical malpractice, auto accidents); real estate (foreclosures, litigation, developments, closings); condominium and homeowner's association law (litigation, foreclosures, collection work, general counsel); business and corporate law; and general civil litigation matters.

In addition to being a member of two state and the District of Columbia bars, he is also admitted to practice in two federal district courts. Mr. Pleat was selected to the First Circuit Bench/Bar Professionalism Committee. He is a member of the The Florida Bar Grievance Committee (2008-2011; Chair, 2012) and was the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce's Business Person of the Year (2011). He is active in the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce; Walton Area Chamber of Commerce; Community Associations Institute; Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association; The Florida Bar and the Florida Justice Association.

Areas of Practice (31)

  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Real Estate
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Dog Bites
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Appellate Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • General Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Condominium Development
  • Condominium Law
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Real Estate Collections
  • Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Real Property Development
  • Civil Practice
  • Business Law
  • Business Formation
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Casualty Insurance Claims
  • Property Damage

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850-650-0599  Phone
850-650-4402  Fax
www.pleatperry.com
University Attended:
Duquesne University, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Baltimore, J.D., 1985
Year of First admission:
1985
Admission:
1985, Maryland; 1993, District of Columbia; 1995, Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Memberships:
Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association; The Florida Bar (Vice Chair, First Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2008-2011); Florida Justice Association.
Reported Cases:
C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. v. Cuchens, 10 So.3d 667 (Fla.App. 1 Dist. 2009); Harbour Breeze Plantation, LLC v. Hurst, 937 So.2d 788 (Fla.App. 1 Dist. 2006); Essex Ins. Co. v. Burton, 906 So.2d 1157 (Fla.App. 1 Dist. 2005); Essex Ins. Co. v. Simpler, 911 So.2d 794 (Fla.App. 1 Dist. 2004); Barnett v. Destiny Owners Ass'n, Inc. (Fla.App. 1 Dist. 2003); Robinson v. Sterling Door & Window Co., Inc., 698 So.2d 570 (Fla.App 1 Dist. 1997); Dubus v. McArthur, 628 So.2d 1246 (Fla.App. 1 Dist. 1996).
ISLN:
904396773
Hobbies & interests:
Guitar; Surfing; Tournament Poker
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts , and
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.3/5.0 (14)
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    • David Brand Pleat

      5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/05/10 in Litigation on 04/05/10

      excellent atty and is very dessrving of an AV rtg.

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      excellent atty and is very dessrving of an AV rtg.

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    • David Brand Pleat

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/08/10 in Trial Practice on 03/08/10

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    • David Brand Pleat

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/08/10 in Civil Litigation on 03/08/10

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    • David Brand Pleat

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/07/10 in Real Estate on 03/07/10

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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    • David Brand Pleat

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/07/10 in Condominium Law on 03/07/10

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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    • David Brand Pleat

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/07/10 in Personal Injury on 03/07/10

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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    • David Brand Pleat

      4.6/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/27/09 in Personal Injury on 07/27/09

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
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        4.0/5.0
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        4.0/5.0
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    • David Brand Pleat

      4.2/5.0 by a Partner on 03/29/10 in Real Estate on 03/29/10

      David Pleat is a very fine lawyer.

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      David Pleat is a very fine lawyer.

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    • David Brand Pleat

      4.0/5.0 by a Associate on 04/17/12 in Civil Litigation on 04/17/12

      • Legal Knowledge

        4.0/5.0
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    • David Brand Pleat

      4.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/25/09 in Personal Injury Defense on 07/25/09

      • Legal Knowledge

        4.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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        3.0/5.0
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        4.0/5.0
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