Steven Platt

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555 S. Flower Street
30th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 683-6599


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Education

University of California, Irvine 
B.A. in Political Science, minor in Spanish, 2003
  • President of the Associated Student Body
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Founder's Award for Outstanding Senior in Political Science
  • Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

University of California, Davis
J.D., 2006
  • Managing Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review
  • National Mock Trial Team
  • Order of the Barristers

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Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • General Chair, Breakfast Club at the Jonathan Club
  • Past President, Roundtable Chapter of Toastmasters International
Steven Platt was a summer associate with the firm during law school, and he joined the firm full-time in 2006. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation and its Estate Planning, Administration, and Litigation departments.

Some of Mr. Platt's representative litigation matters include:
  • Serving as sole counsel for former CEO of non-profit agency in a jury trial involving employment, contract, and fiduciary duty claims.
  • Defending dozens of ADA and Unruh Act cases in state and federal court for private and public entities, including class action and multi-plaintiff lawsuits.
  • Representing clients in matters involving trade secret misappropriation, construction defects, and various real property claims.
  • Defending employers in a variety of matters, including wrongful termination and employment discrimination claims.
  • Defending pharmaceutical and agricultural companies in mass product liability cases.
  • Representing landlords in significant unlawful detainer matters.
Mr. Platt's representative estate planning, administration, and litigation matters include:
  • Drafting wills, trusts, and related estate planning documents.
  • Assisting individuals in gift and estate tax planning, and in preparing estate tax returns.
  • Representing institutional and individual trustees in trust administration proceedings and in a variety of trust petitions, including accounting petitions, modification petitions, petitions for instruction, and petitions for approval of various trustee actions.
  • Representing conservators in conservatorship proceedings.
  • Advising clients on the administration of unique assets, including digital assets and genetic material.
Mr. Platt has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star numerous times. He enjoys hiking, traveling, and visiting art museums in his spare time.