Judge Platt’s scholarly and published work in The Maryland Bar Journal include:

  • “Drug Court Experiment: Policy Choice-Political Decision
  • “Managing Maryland’s Judges”
  • “The Courts Futuristic Direction”
  • “Litigating the Existence, Extent and Scope of the Attorney Client”
  • “Today’s Business Business/Technology Case Management Program”
  • “Reinventing Maryland’s Nisi Prius Courts for the Twenty-First Century”

In addition other published articles include:

  • “Family Court Concept Suffers from Legislative –Judicial Clash” in the Daily Record
  • “Women Accused of Homicide : The Use of Expert Testimony on the Effect of Battering on Women.” In the University of Baltimore Law Review
  • “The Victim’s Rights Amendment: A Prosecutor’s and Surprisingly a Defense
  • Attorney’s Support In Sentencing” in the University Of Maryland Law Review.

In addition Judge Platt has been interviewed on Maryland Public Television and local cable television stations on topics as varied as “The Criminal Jury System”, the use of DNA in capital litigation the use of expert testimony in trial of cases where “Battered Woman Syndrome” is a defense, Law and Economics as well as the selection and the various theories of jurisprudence.

In May, 1995, Judge Platt served as a Consultant to the Women Judges’ Fund for Justice on “Family Violence and the Courts: Exploring Expert Testimony on Battered Women,” by participating in a roundtable discussion of nationally recognized experts, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with his participation in the roundtable discussion, he authored a law review article entitled, “Commentary- Women Accused of Homicide: The Use of Expert Testimony on the Effect of Battering on Women – A Trial Judge’s Perspective.” University of Baltimore Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 1, 1995.

Judge Platt served as Administrative and Legal Assistant from 1971 to 1973 to then State Senator, now Congressman and Majority / Minority LEader Steny H. Hoyer.  He also managed political campaigns for state, local and federal officials as well as state court judges including his own successful campaigns three times prior to being appointed to the District court bench in 1986.  That experience has given him further insight into the relationship between politics, economics and law as they intersect and affect public policy development in all three branches of government.

International Recognition

Judge Platt’s expertise, experience and world-wide perspective on the field of conflict resolution and the administration of justice have been recognized nationally and internationally for over a decade.  As a result he has through the Vermont-Karalia Rule of Law Project, Inc. and the Russian Judiciary, St. Petersburg-Leningrad Region on Law School Development, Jury trials and Arbitrzh Court Administration.  Since 2003, Judge Platt has traveled to Russia to conduct briefings, present papers and consult verbally on these matters.  He has also traveled to the Middle East under the auspices of the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State to lecture and consult for the Dubai and Abudabbi, United Arab Emirates Courts as well as the Iraqui Judiciary on the topics of the administration and management of business litigation, courts and alternative methods of dispute resolution.

Finally Judge Platt has traveled to the Hague as a member of a distinguished group of international judges selected by the International Judicial Academy to study the operations of International Courts, Tribunals and dispute resolution techniques being utilized and operating at the Hague.