Steven Platt

Shareholder

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
  • Member, Toastmasters International
  • Director, Jonathan Art Foundation
Steven Platt joined the firm in 2006.  He specializes in litigation and estate planning and administration.

Mr. Platt's representative litigation matters include the following:
  • Serving as sole trial counsel for former CEO of non-profit agency in jury trial in case involving employment, contract, and fiduciary duty claims.
  • Defeating Unruh Act, Disabled Persons Act, and negligence claims at the pleading stage on res judicata grounds for major transportation authority.
  • Prosecuting trade secret misappropriation claims for numerous clients, including accounting firm and publicly traded technology company.
  • Prosecuting and defending multimillion dollar construction litigation claims.  
  • Defeating class certification in ADA class action lawsuit.
  • Defending employers in wrongful termination and employment discrimination claims.
  • Defending pharmaceutical company in products liability cases.
Mr. Platt's estate planning and administration practice includes:
  • Drafting wills, trusts, and related estate planning documents.
  • Assisting individuals in tax planning, including assistance in planning for Internal Revenue Code § 6166 extensions of time to pay estate tax.
  • Representing trustees in trust administration proceedings and trust petitions.
  • Representing conservators in conservatorship proceedings.

Mr. Platt was selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star in 2009, 2010, and 2011.  He enjoys hiking and traveling in his spare time.