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Brian Paul Platt

Criminal defense Attorney

4.9   38 reviews

also known as Brian P. Platt, Brian Platt

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Experienced criminal defense attorney prepared to aggressively defend those charged or under investigation for a crime.

    17 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

  3. Federal crime
    15%

  4. Expungement
    10%

Criminal Defense / DUI / Traffic Law Attorney handling all matters in Dauphin County, Cumberland County, York County, Franklin County, Adams County, Lancaster County and surrounding areas.

Criminal Defense representation for Federal and Pennsylvania misdemeanor and felony offenses for adults and juveniles criminally charged - ALL charges including drug possession or distribution, assault, firearms/weapons offenses, theft/burglary/robbery, sex offenses, arson, attempted homicide and homicide. Death penalty certified.

DUI representation for all Pennsylvania DUI offenses

Speeding & Traffic Offense representation for Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code violations/citations & related PENNDOT issues.

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Advocate
I highly recommend Attorney Brian Platt to anyone who is in need of a defense lawyer for any matter. Mr. Platt has a compassionate and professional manner that conveys his knowledge of the law and the criminal justice system. He will work for you as a legal advocate to ensure you or your loved one has the best positive experience and outcome in the court system.
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Posted by Zack | May 19, 2021
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phenomenal
Attorney Brian Platt, esq., provided tremendously fantastic legal assistance. A year ago, I was facing felony assault and numerous other charges after an incident that happened at a hospital. While the incident was Not entirely my fault, I was facing significant jail time. Fortunately, with effort on my part and explaining to Platt what I was hoping to get out of the case, things went well. I sat in jail for a month and he got me out to attend a treatment program. Recently, I completed the program and went through court dates uncertain. However, Mr. Platt did a phenomenal job and not only kept me out of jail but also got the felony charges dropped. Anyone facing a difficult criminal case would do well to seek Brian Platt’s legal services
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2021
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Highly professional
Mr. Platt assisted us with a case for a very minor and arguably frivolous claim. Mr. Platt was available fairly quickly to discuss the matter and advise us on a course of action. He was so effective that he was able to have the case dismissed prior to court date even-though there was there little time. This was not something we experienced before and Mr. Platt was able to ease our mind and make it less stressful. He was prompt, professional and highly effective. We are very thankful for his assistance!
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2020
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Great Experience with Speeding Ticket
Mr. Brian Platt was a very effective and attentive lawyer when I recently received a speeding ticket. Even though I was facing potentially four points on my license, he was able to negotiate an outcome in which I did not receive any. He demonstrated an excellent rapport with the judge and the police involved and was able to use these relationships to really help me. Mr. Brian Platt is truly one of the premier attorneys in this area, and I would absolutely recommend his expertise to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2020
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Got the job done
Everything was handled with class and couldn't ask for a better result. Mr. Platt handles himself like a professional.
Posted by MJ | December 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very positive experience!
Brian was great through this process! He was transparent, thorough, personable and provided me with updates proactively. It was like dealing with someone I’ve know for years.
Posted by Jackson | December 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional , great work
Mr.platt has been very helpful during my case. He is easy to reach, consistent, dependable and most importantly easy to talk to. He was patient with me always answered my questions and gave me objectives counsel that I knew I can trust. His hard work and consistency resulted in a favorable outcome in my case. I was facing 16 serious charges and was able to get them dropped to 2 charges. I highly recommend Brian platt to anyone in need
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2020
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Got the best outcome i couldve asked for
With laws changing, i had 2 DUI's back to back, before going to court for the first one. Before a law set in place 2 years ago, the court wouldve ruled them as 1. But when i went with Brian to court and fought our fight, they were looking to put me away for up to 7 years. With Brian's expertise and experience. I was able to attain a deal bringing the total between the 2 cases down to 2 months and some house arrest. I 100% recommend Brian and him specifically. He's never done my family wrong. Thank you Brian
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Posted by Josh/Gloria | July 22, 2020
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Professional and accurate
In the beginning there was much uncertainty surrounding my wifes case. Brian was phenomenal, understood our situation and was able to get my wife the desired outcome we were hoping for. Many thanks to Mr. Platt for his diligence pertaining to our situation
Posted by Diane | May 11, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
A great help
He was very helpful and spent almost an hour on the phone with me. If I decide to get a lawyer he would be my first choice. Hes very personable and knowledgeable and made me feel at ease right away. I cant thank him enough for his time during the consultation.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great work!
I retained Brian Platt in an effort to sort through the erroneous suspension of my license. Brian explained there were no guarantees, but he believed that due to the circumstances surrounding my case, there was a good chance he would be able to assist. Fast forward 3 months, and my case resulted in as ideal an outcome as possible, including the reinstatement of my license!
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Posted by Mark | March 7, 2019
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Excellent Attorney, detail oriented
Brian was very attentive to my case and spent the time and diligence needed to get me the best outcome. He spent the time reviewing everything clearly and weighed out all options. He had a relationship and rapport with the prosecutors that other defense attorneys did not. I have had experience with different defense attorneys and he was by far the best. He got the DA to give in and compromise to what he (we) wanted. I highly recommend for your defense. There are so many attorneys available and it's a difficult decision. Brian Platt will do whatever can be done to help you and not accept anything less. My outcome was much better than I expected thanks to him.
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Posted by Anthony | March 4, 2019
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Professional, Integral, Honest!
Attorney Brian Platt Is one of the most fantastic lawyers ever, his knowledge and expertise is what put me at ease when it came to him handling my case. He was always available when I called, or called me back before the end of the day. Attorney Platt took how ever much time was needed in order for me to understand how things worked in the criminal justice system. He walked me through every step of what was going on with my case, told me what to expect, and made sure I had a clear understanding of what was going on with my case. Although he was my attorney, he had no problem answering questions that my wife had for him. There we're times that I cried in his office, Attorney Platt remained professional and helped me work through the emotional devastation I was dealing with at that time. He promised me that he would work persistently and consistently in advocating for me, and he did just that. I highly recommend that you hire Attorney Brian Platt to handle your case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
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Personable and Professional
I first went and had a consolation with Brian for a DUI case and knew after meeting him that I wanted him to represent me. He walked me through all of the steps I needed to take and communicated quickly when I reached out to him via email. I would definitely recommend Brian and if I ever need an attorney again, he will be my first call.
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Posted by John | December 10, 2018
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Professional and accurate
Brian was an exceptional lawyer. He was quick with responding to emails and phone calls. Information was kept up to date and I was always in the loop. If i would ever need a lawyer in the future I would turn to Brian.
Posted by Lucy | December 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Very good lawyer I really appreciate it thank you Brian for everything you do for my brother me and my mom and all my family we are so thankful for all the work you make for my brother now he’s out of jail I Extremely recommend this lawyer he’s very good and very nice communication
Posted by Debbie | October 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
Brian Platt took the time to listen, I didn't feel rushed at all through the initial consultation. Hiring him was the best decision I could have made. He gave me complete peace of mind regarding my son's case. He handled things quickly and stayed in contact, even while he was on vacation. I cannot recommend him enough. Highly, highly recommend him should you need a good, confident criminal defense attorney that will keep you involved in every step of the process. Thank you Brian!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2018
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Great
I worked with Bryan to help with getting some charges dropped, in the end everything worked out. He will do everything for his clients.
Posted by MARK | August 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and always in communication
Brain Platt did and outstanding job representing me. He was very Professional and gave me all of my options for the very best out come. He explain everything step by step and went the extra effort and stood beside me all they way, I gave him a 5 star review if I could it would be a 10 plus,
Posted by Jeff | June 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional yet personally engaged attorney. He strives for YOUR best outcome.
Brian was very professional throughout my DUI case that was complicated by my ignorance of the law and its proceedings. He thoroughly explained all of the potential outcomes of my case and the ways in which those could be attained. In the beginning, it seemed bleak that I would be able to be accepted into the ARD program for first time DUI offenders to clear my criminal record due to my own mistakes made over the course of my case. However, Brian miraculously managed to appeal to the DA as well as relating personnel to reconsider my situation. Over the course of several months, he was very responsive to all of my question and was instructive throughout the process. Brian saved my criminal case and gave me a chance to have my DUI case expunged.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Abom & Kutulakis, LLC Attorneys At Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior Deputy Public Defender
  • Dauphin County Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • New Jersey Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Clinic Leader
  • Widener University School Of Law Civil Law Clinic
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. A.J. (abbreviated for privacy)
  • Convinced the Judge to impose house arrest instead of a jail sentence
  • Commonwealth v. T.G. (abbreviated for privacy)
  • Negotiate deal to avoid jail time and sexual offender registration
  • Commonwealth v. E.J. (abbreviate for privacy)
  • Negotiated no contest plea deal avoiding a 1st Degree Murder conviction and a mandatory life sentence
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Associations

  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for Middle the District of Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • CJA Panel Member
  • CJA Panel Member
  • 2020
  • Certificate for Defense Counsel in Capital Cases
  • PACLE
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Robert Tarman Scholarship Fund
  • Dauphin County Public Defender's Office
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Criminal Law Symposium 2019 Course Book Volume I
  • Opening the Case and Closing the Deal: A Primer on Openings and Closings Before A Jury
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • PFA Court
  • PFA Defendant Procedural Overview Presentation
  • 2019
  • Trial Methods Class
  • Served as Judge for Mock Trial
  • 2018
  • Harrisburg University - The Creative Mind. Integrated Course of Psychology, Sociology, & Literature
  • The relationship between prosecutors and defense attorneys and how it can affect a case
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (20)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A criminal defense lawyer that has his client's back. When the government is coming after you, have Brian in your corner. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a well-prepared and thoughtful attorney who uses his skills to provide excellent representation to his clients. He is well-respected by his colleagues. I have worked with Brian analyzing issues in cases common to our respective clients and found him insightful and articulate. I am happy to have the chance to endorse Brian Platt."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an experienced attorney who zealously fights for his clients. He is dedicated to working as many hours as necessary to ensure his clients stay informed and achieve the best possible results. His ability to analyze and quickly recognize a legal matter is a great benefit to his clients. I would recommend Brian to anyone looking for legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian's years of experience spent as a public defender have continued to help him be a zealous advocate for his clients as a private criminal defense attorney. He is patient with his clients in thoroughly explaining the criminal process. Brian also is ready to take his years of courtroom experience and work with his clients to carry out a strategic plan that delivers a winning result. I would recommend Brian to anyone looking for an attorney who will spend the time and dedication that they deserve on their case!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian's attention to detail and responsiveness to his clients' needs are astounding. His capability is surpassed only by his empathy for his clients and ability to obtain results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian Platt is a highly professional attorney who routinely gets strong results for his clients. Brian is highly aggressive and is constantly working as hard as he can to advance his clients' interests. Friendly, sharp, and thorough, I highly recommend Brian Platt. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an extremely knowledgeable, hard working attorney. His zealous advocacy is respected in his community and illustrated by his results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Many Criminal Defendants experience fear and anxiety when facing the unknown of the legal system. Brian's experience allows him to fully educate his client's and put them at ease. Brian is patient and calm while speaking with his clients and explaining the process... and then he fights hard in and out of court to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian's years of advocacy for court-appointed clients serve him well in his current role as a private defense attorney. Defendants in needs of representation are privileged to be able to get such an experienced and meticulous lawyer on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian brings to his clients years of experience in the field of criminal defense. He provides his clients solid, trustworthy advice, whether it is in defending against complex criminal charges, or a speeding ticket. Brian thinks creatively when identifying possible solutions for his clients who seek a non-trial resolution, and also uses his many years of courtroom experience to advocate for his clients who do proceed to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian came to our firm with an incredible amount of trial experience and knowledge of criminal law. He sure knows his way around a courtroom. Even in cases where a client wants to resolve the matter without a trial, he frequently negotiates fantastic and creative resolutions to keep some clients from having criminal records and others from going to jail. He is someone who commends respect from judges and fellow lawyers so that when he walks into court, people listen. Choosing him as your lawyer will be one of the best decisions you make in your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Platt is a friend and colleague who I would trust to represent me or a loved one in a criminal defense, DUI or traffic matter. Brian has a reputation amongst fellow defense attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and judges for being a diligent, prepared and sharp straight shooter who views every case as a critical one. I can attest that he is one of the most trustworthy and dedicated lawyers I have ever known. Any client is in very good hands with him."
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