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Warren E. Platt

Warren E. Platt

Partner| Orange County|Phoenix


Warren Platt's practice is concentrated in civil litigation matters with principal emphasis on defense of major product liability suits for national and international manufacturers, complex commercial litigation, and defense of accounting malpractice litigation for national and regional public accounting firms.

  • University of Arizona (J.D., 1969)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Managing Editor, Arizona Law Review (1968-1969)
  • Michigan State University (B.A., 1965)
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Superior Court of Arizona Civil Rules Study Committee
  • Superior Court of Arizona State Bar Civil Jury Instructions Committee
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Legal Aid Society, Director (1977-1978)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Phoenix Association of Defense Counsel, President (1984-1985)
  • "Utility Vehicle Rollover Fundamentals -- Why Utility Vehicles Won't Ever Grow Up To Be Passenger Cars, No Matter How Many Lawsuits Are Filed," Author, ABA National Institute on Emerging Issues In Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation (1996)
  • "Computers in the Courtroom," Author, ABA National Institute on Emerging Issues In Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation (1997)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (1983-2018)
    • Lawyer of the Year, Phoenix Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2013)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense: Products (2007-2017)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star – California (2017-2018)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Product Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide); Product Liability: Automobile (Nationwide) (2006-2016)
  • Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defense (2010-2015)

Speaker and panel participant before various professional groups, including:

  •     American Bar Association
  •     Arizona State Bar Association
  •     Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  •     Maricopa County Bar Association
  •     Virginia Association of Defense Counsel
  •     Wisconsin Corporate Practice Institute
  •     National Conference on Product Liability
  •     National Product Liability Symposium
  •     Practicing Law Institute
  •     Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Texas
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit