Mr. L. Steven Platt
Firm: Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd.
Address: 180 N. La Salle St., Ste. 3300
Chicago, IL 60601
Membership: Chicago (Judicial Screening Committee; Former Chairman, Civil Rights Committee, 1996-1998), Seventh Circuit and American (EEOC Liaison, Labor and Employment Committee) Bar Associations; Illinois National Employment Lawyers Association (Presiden
University: Northwestern University, B.A., 1975, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1978
Admitted: 1978, Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court
Biography: L. Steven Platt is a partner and leader of the Firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group in Chicago. He has been rated a "Super Lawyer" for five years in a row dating to 2007, and a "Leading Lawyer" since 2009. He is AV rated and is rated a "5" out of "5" (highest) by clients and "5" out of "5" by peers (highest). Mr. Platt has been practicing law since 1978 and focuses his activities in labor and employment law. Prior to joining Clark Hill PLC, Mr. Platt was a partner for many years at a Chicago labor and employment boutique firm. During his practice, Mr. Platt does employment discrimination litigation, traditional labor law litigation before the labor Board, handles traditional labor law matters, and represents multi-employer Taft-Harley fringe benefit funds doing ERISA and other general commercial and other litigation. Honors: Mr. Platt holds has achieved the highest rating for ethics and legal ability. Mr. Platt has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the category of Employment Law: Employee. Mr. Platt was rated as one of the top five employment lawyers in Chicago in 2005 by Chambers and Partners, Ltd., an independent rating service. Mr. Platt was named as one of Crain's Chicago Business' top 100 Lawyers in Illinois in its January 2009 edition. Mr. Platt was named by Cambridge Who's Who as the 2009 "Professional of the Year" in the Employment and Legal Services area. Mr. Platt was recognized on July 7, 2010 by Cambridge Who's Who "for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in the legal services industry." Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine identified Mr. Platt as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of labor and employment law in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Mr. Platt was named and is currently a "Fellow" in the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Publications and Presentations: Co-author of the legal reference book, Age Discrimination Litigation, published by James Publishing now in its 10th publication (2000-) Co-author of two chapters on sex discrimination and family and medical leave issues and lecturer for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Education (IICLE) (1984-) Author and lecturer for the Practicing Law Institute (April 1996-) Author and lecturer for the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) national conferences (1991-) Employee Assistance law overview for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) State Apprenticeship Conference (March 1996) Published more than 40 articles in industry and legal publications Lecturer for the International Employee Benefit Foundation (IEBF) Lecturer for the Chicago-Kent College of Law Lecturer for The John Marshall Law School Has appeared on CBS Eye on America, local television and radio and has been quoted in the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, AARP publications as well as in local newspapers. Recipient, Robert M. Cumnock Scholarship. Participant, Quarter Finals at Nationals, intercollegiate debate, 1972. Member, Moot Court Competition Team. Member, Editorial Board, Loyola University Law Review.