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Brian J. Plachta

Brian J. Plachta has practiced law in Michigan since 1984. As a Grand Rapids native and a shareholder with Plachta, Murphy & Associates, Brian brings a wealth of legal and business experience to the local community.

Brian specializes in Business & Corporate Law, Real Estate, Elder Law, Probate Estate & Trust Administration, and Estate Planning.

Brian is a frequent lecturer on Business Law and Elder Law topics and volunteers locally at The Guiding Light Mission, Dominican Center, and the Diocese of Grand Rapids.


  • Aquinas College, B.A.
  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D. summa cum laude
  • Graduate Theological Foundation Masters in Pastoral Counseling
  • Dominican Center at Marywood, spiritual mentor certification

Bar Admission

  • Michigan, 1984

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Catholic Lawyers Association
  • Grand Rapids Business Owners Association
  • Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dominican Center at Marywood
  • Guiding Light Mission Volunteer Mentor


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