Judge Steven I. Platt (Ret.) pens this blog which focuses on the intersection of law, economics, politics and the development of public policy.  His blog is published as an Op-Ed Collumn in The Daily Record, a daily business and legal newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland and read widely in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan corridor and in the mid-atlantic region.  He also writes, speaks and consults extensively on these subjects.

Judge Platt currently owns and operates his own private Alternative Dispute Resolution Company, The Platt Group, Inc. through which several retired judges and experienced practitioners offer mediation, arbitration and neutral case evaluation services to business, governmental agencies and their lawyers mostly in complex litigation and disputes.  Judge Platt’s mexperience and vocation make him an expert in conflict resolution particularly in complex disputes whether they are political, economic, legal, or as most often the case all of the above.