PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
CIRCUIT COURT

FORMER JUDGES


STEVEN I. PLATT, Associate Judge, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, May 7, 1990 to January 15, 2007 (Coordinating Judge, Family Law Division, 1993-97; Coordinating Judge for Criminal Operations, 2001-03; Chair, Strategic Planning and Total Quality Management Council, 1995-2001; Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, 2001-07). Retired January 15, 2007. Vice-Chair, Business and Technology Division Task Force, 2000. Chair, Business and Technology Case Management Program Implementation Committee, 2001. Chair, Business and Technology Case-Management Program Designated Judges and Implementation Committee, Conference of Circuit Judges, 2001-07. Designated Supervising Judge for Business and Technology Case-Management Program, 7th Judicial Circuit, 2003-07. Chair, Auto Crimes Court Feasibility Study Committee, Prince George's County, 2005. Member, Specialty Courts and Dockets Committee, Judicial Council, 2015.

District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland, District 5, Prince George's County, 1988-90 (Associate Judge, August 4, 1986 to 1988, cross-designated to Prince George's County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1988-90).

Chief Judge, Orphans' Court, Prince George's County, 1985-86 (Judge, 1978-85).

Member, Human Relations Commission, Prince George's County, 1976-77 (chair, 1977-78); Adoption Advisory Committee, Department of Social Services, Prince George's County, 1977. Chair, County Council Labor Law Revision Task Force, Prince George's County, 1981. Past member, Adoption Advisory Committee, Department of Social Services, Prince George's County. Chief, Criminal Operations Division, 2001-03. Former chair, Domestic Violence Coordinating Group, and Human Relations Commission, Prince George's County.

Member, Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System, 2014.

Born in Woodstock, Virginia, January 1, 1947. Attended Massanutten Military Academy; University of Virginia, B.A. (government & public administration), 1969. Served in Maryland National Guard, 1969-75. Law clerk to Judge Ernest A. Loveless, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 1973-75. Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 1973; National Judicial College and National Center for State Courts (court administration), 1988. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1975; District of Columbia Bar, 1976. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (civil subcommittee of pattern jury instruction committee, 1999-; committee on laws, 2013-; past member, board of governors); Prince George's County Bar Association (president, 1988-89). Partner, Platt & Risner, 1981-86 (associate, 1976-81). Columnist, Daily Record, 2006. Founder and Managing Member, The Platt Group, Inc., 2007-. Regional Board of Directors, Prince George's County United Way. Instructor, Paralegal Institute, University of Maryland, 1982; faculty, Prince George's Community College. Chair, Board of Trustees, Henson Valley Montessori School, 1985-87. President, Marlborough Inn of Court, 1992-94. Member, Judicial Advisory Board, American Enterprise Institute/Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, 2004-07. Member, Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity. Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation; Law Foundation of Prince George's County. President, American College of Business Court Judges, 2005-06. Distinguished Service to the Judiciary Award, Philippine Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, 1991. Conflict Resolution Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1995. Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington College of Law, The American University, 1999. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2001. Innovator of the Year, Daily Record, 2003.

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