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Elliot B. Platt

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1500 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1930
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fax: 215-564-1357

Description of Practice

In more than 45 years of legal practice I have experience in a wide range of civil issues, including employment, commercial, real estate, consumer matters and estates. I have represented managers, executives, lawyers, professors, doctors, hourly workers, people on welfare, people in prison, non-profit organizations, small and medium-size businesses. I have been an arbitrator for the local state and federal courts and for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. I served on a jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Professional Background

Private practice of law since 1982. Attorney at Community Legal Services, Inc., in Philadelphia for fifteen years before entering private practice.


A.B., Temple University LL.B., University of Pennsylvania Law School


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
Nov., 2013    Center for Dispute Settlement, Linda R. Singer, Michael K. Lewis    Mediation for the Professional; 26+ hours


As a mediator, I believe in trying to get the parties beyond the merits of their dispute to focus on their underlying interests to help them reach an agreement that, perhaps through a series of compromises, meets their interests. As advocates, we advise our clients of the risks of litigation. Mediation can help parties focus on those risks by helping them think about the alternatives to a negotiated settlement and how to get to that settlement. As an arbitrator, I am committed to a full and fair hearing for all parties.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Appellate
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator

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