Richard M. Platkin

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Richard M. Platkin
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Court Information:
Albany Court of Claims, New York
Position:   Court of Claims Judge; Acting Supreme Court Justice
Alternative court:   Albany County Supreme Court; Greene County Supreme Court
Service:
Active:   2006 - 2014
Past position:   Counsel to the Governor
Past term:   2003 - 2006
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Law School:   Albany Law School
Richard M. Platkin is a judge for the Albany Court of Claims in Albany County, New York. He was appointed to this position in 2006 and his current term ends in 2014.[1] He also serves as an acting justice of the Albany County Supreme Court and the Greene County Supreme Court in the 3rd Judicial District.[2][3]

Education

Platkin received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985 and his J.D. degree from the Albany Law School in 1993.[1]

Career

Platkin began his career in 1993 as an associate of the law firm of Pennie & Edmonds. The following year, he became a law clerk to U.S. Appellate Court Judge Roger Miner. He then worked for Gov. Pataki as Assistant Counsel (1995-2000), Deputy Counsel (2000-2002) and Counsel (2003-2006). He was elected to the Court of Claims in 2006.[1]

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