Caroline Platt, Esq., is an appellate attorney in the Federal Public Defender’s Office, briefing and arguing cases in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on behalf of indigent criminal defendants charged in the Eastern District of Virginia. Ms. Platt has argued more than twenty cases in front of the Fourth Circuit, including before the en banc Court. Ms. Platt also practiced as a white-collar criminal defense attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Platt earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Georgetown University and graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, Ms. Platt participated in the Criminal Justice Clinic and served as a senior editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Ms. Platt is a longtime member of and the administrator of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court. Early in her career, Ms. Platt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul L. Friedman on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.