Judge Steven I. Platt (Ret.) retired as a full-time Circuit Court Judge on January 15, 2007. He has since been approved by the Court of Appeals to be recalled in all eight Circuits and the Court of Appeals to try cases and conduct settlement conferences as a recalled judge. He is also engaged in private mediation, arbitration, and neutral case evaluation of complex civil litigation, including: medical malpractice cases, legal malpractice cases, product liability cases, construction litigation, and business disputes. Judge Platt is a trained mediator having completed the basic 40-hour course, as well as advanced courses. He serves as a panel arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), Resolute Systems (RS), and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), as well as his own company, The Platt Group, Inc.