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Platte B. Moring, III Partner

Managing Partner, Lehigh Valley Office
Lehigh Valley, PA | Direct 610.782.4948Fax 610.782.4928
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Platte Moring, III focuses his practice on commercial, insurance and bad faith litigation. 

Platte’s civil trial practice is primarily insurance defense litigation. He provides insurance coverage opinions as well as extensive litigation experience in personal injury and automobile insurance bad faith claims. Platte has represented several hospitals and their staff physicians in medical malpractice litigation in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Having previously served as a Law Clerk to the United States Court of International Trade and Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice in the international trade section, Platte advises clients on customs and international trade regulations, including ITAR.

More recently, Platte has had considerable experience in the Orphans’ Court, litigating matters involving contested wills, estates and inter vivos gifts.

Platte tried the first jury trial ever in the United States Court of International Trade. While serving as a United States Attorney with the Department of Justice, he obtained civil penalties against an importer of prohibited merchandise in violation of Section 592 of the Tariff Act of 1930. 

While in law school, Platte was an editor and published articles in the Vanderbilt Law Review and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Representative Matters

  • Designated counsel in eastern Pennsylvania for large youth organization in high profile personal injury cases
  • Counsels large real estate investment company on all aspects of risk management and litigation
  • Represents colleges in wrongful death and personal injury litigation
  • Represents major automobile insurance company statewide in Pennsylvania Bad Faith cases
  • Tried cases in Orphan’s Court involving will contests, estates and inter vivos gifts
  • Obtained jury verdicts in state and federal courts involving customs fraud, medical malpractice, personal injury and disability insurance

Recognition & Involvement

The Boy Scouts of America granted Platte the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth in 2015.

The US Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented Platte its Distinguished Service Award in 2011. 

The Lehigh County Bar Association awarded Platte the Liberty Bell Award for distinguished service to the bar association in 2005.

Platte is active on the Service Academy Selection Board for US Congressman Charles Dent. He also serves on the Advisory Council and Chairs the Advancement Committee of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.


Bar and Court Admissions


Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Supreme Court


Vanderbilt University Law School, JD, 1983

London School of Economics and Political Science, MS, 1980

Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, AB, 1979 


Allentown Rotary Club

Federal Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association; Military and Veterans Affairs Committee

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