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Platt & Westby, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona Lawyers.
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Practicing Law In Arizona For 40 Years!

The law firm of Platt & Westby, P.C., was created in 1973 by merging the practices of Harvey B. Platt and Peter H. Westby to establish a comprehensive and innovative law practice that could meet most of the legal needs of families and businesses in the Phoenix areas we serve.

Platt & Westby, P.C., has recruited a resourceful and highly experienced team of lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and investigators. We are proud of our ability to provide efficient and top quality legal representation with our high caliber Phoenix, Arizona attorneys. We are also proud to be a firm that has enjoyed longevity with our staff. One of our staff members has been working with us for almost 24 years! All our attorneys have many years of legal experience and have demonstrated track records of success. They have a profound understanding of their area of legal focus and often have personal experience in that area as well.

For example, in the area of real estate and business law, partners Harvey Platt and Peter Westby are themselves small business owners as well as real estate investors, landlords and property managers and have been so for nearly 40 years. Peter Westby held an Arizona real estate salesman’s license for many years and Harvey Platt was a title examiner prior to entering the practice of law.

We are equally impressed with the attorneys who work with Platt & Westby, P.C., and the backgrounds they bring to enrich our practice. Also well versed in litigation is Partner Andrew Rahtz who excels in the courtroom when advocating on clients' behalf. Associate attorney Elizabeth Westby is an aggressive advocate and has skills that allow her to work well with clients who sometimes find themselves in emotionally charged situations. Associate attorney Mallory Powers’ attention to detail and analytical skills are first rate. She provides insightful analysis and direction to Clients of the firm. Ms. Powers has extensive experience in the area of Bankruptcy Law.

Building Great, Lasting Relationships With Clients

We hope to be your "go to" law firm being able to help in areas ranging from starting a business to filing bankruptcy, negotiating a divorce settlement or aggressively representing your interests in civil litigation. It is no coincidence that Platt & Westby, P.C., has been doing business for almost 44 years helping people around the valley. Platt & Westby, P.C., is a staple in the Phoenix legal community. We welcome all to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. There is never a charge for an initial conference and no obligation to hire. You will meet face to face with a qualified attorney and not a salesperson. We strive to meet our clients' goals with ethical and honest behavior. We value our clients and believe in developing long-lasting and trusting relationships. We are proud that, in some cases, we have represented the grandchildren of original clients—three generations of the same family. In order to better serve the Phoenix area community, we have expanded our office locations around the Phoenix area, including Avondale, Arrowhead, North and Central Scottsdale, and Gilbert/Chandler/Mesa. As always since 1980, our main office remains in Central Phoenix at 2916 N. 7th Avenue.

We invite and encourage you to contact our office or call 602-277-4441 to meet with one of our Phoenix, Arizona lawyers to discuss your legal needs. We look forward to speaking with you.

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Elizabeth Krebs
Elizabeth Krebs
17:32 24 Sep 19
Great bunch of lawyers
Courtney Laabs
Courtney Laabs
07:27 28 Aug 19
Elizabeth Westby has been my ally in a long running family law issue. She has been accessible, responsive, kind and supportive. I’m incredibly thankful I found her.read more
Melissa Malzahn
Melissa Malzahn
04:35 01 Aug 19
Great Attorney's
M Beyoch
M Beyoch
15:59 06 Jul 19
Very professional and helpful!
Ramsey Bergeron
Ramsey Bergeron
10:37 08 Aug 18
I was referred to Andy Rahtz by a mutual friend to review a situation that I was told by other firms would be fruitless. Right from the start, Andy gave me incredibly helpful advice. He explained things in a way that was easy to understand and gave me hope. Extremely knowledgeable in all the different facets of law surrounding my business case, he answered any questions I had quickly, courteously, and (just as important 😉) accurately. I always felt he always had my best interest in mind and made it a priority to keep me in the loop with the progress being made on my case. I highly recommend Andy and the team at Platt & Westby! Thank you for helping me get justice!read more
Paulo Soares
Paulo Soares
01:38 11 Jul 18
Mr. Westby really knows his stuff, and gave me some excellent advice. I will be back to move forward on my situation.
Kenneth Crayton
Kenneth Crayton
07:30 22 May 18
RahtzHe gave me his undivided attention and seemed to genuinely care. In my experience, it has been very tedious and daunting to begin a conversation with an attorney, especially one at a law firm with other partners, etc. That is, usually law firms won't lend an ear, it seems, unless you pay $100-300 initial consulting fee, which is basically a $15 overview of your case and whether they think it's worthwhile$$$.However, not only was I surprised to see Attorney Rhatz offer a no-cost consultation, but he also kept it "real." He advised me with information that even seemed to work against his assumed interest in profit (i.e., he didn't try to exploit me for money), such as by providing me with self-help research suggestions, and even helped me put together an outline for my case.He didn't want me to lose more money winning with him (he didn't want me to spend so much money to retain him, that even if winning the case, I'd still be at a net negative dollar-loss).He gave me his undivided attention, asked questions that showed he actually paid attention, and was very resourceful with directing me towards credible sources of jurisprudence.What's more, is that he didn't throw me out after 15 minutes, but rather stayed with me until he felt I was sufficiently informed with the material and answers to questions to send me along my way.This man even read through all my notes and connected with me as a person.I also appreciated his aggressive, but civil, nature towards vanquishing the countering party. He is strategic, he is prepared to preempt the countering party's legal arguments by first calling them out himself, and sparks reassurance that he is sedulously and astutely on the case.Obviously, I would recommend attorney R Andrew Rahtz for the aforementioned reasons, despite only meeting with him one time on an preliminary consultation.read more
Melissa Keiper
Melissa Keiper
00:40 22 Feb 18
I wrote in to a law message board asking about a step in my case and Mr. Peter Westby replied with some sound advice. I emailed him to thank him for his advice and shared with him I was not being represented. He offered to meet with me to go over my case and possibly about representing me. In our meeting he allowed me to give him all the details of my case and he spent a good amount of time offering advise and insight to the law pertaining to my situation. Mr. Westby was very patient and allowed me to ask multiple questions and was thorough in his answers. Because I live 2 hours away and in a different county (Tucson), and because my case will most likely go to trial and the cost of travel for him to represent me I am unable to retain Mr. Westby as my attorney. However, if this were to be taking place in Phoenix I would hire him in a heartbeat. I appreciate his willingness to talk with me and spend his time assuring me about the steps i'll need to take in my case. He was very prompt in his reply to my question and then for scheduling a phone conference to go over a case he prob knew he wouldn't be able to take given the distance.read more
Lance Wallace
Lance Wallace
16:44 04 Jan 18
I've worked with Pete Westby on a few matters over the years and I do recommend him and his firm. It is nice to talk and work directly with a principal of the firm who has both integrity and tons of experience.read more
David Hughes
David Hughes
17:08 08 Nov 17
Mr. Westby was great and very knowledgeable and the staff was friendly and very responsive and kept me informed every step of the way... I would and will definitely recommend Platt & Westby P.C. to friends and family.read more
John Rukavena
John Rukavena
23:25 12 Oct 17
Meet with Peter today and was very impressed. I had a large tile job that was done improperly and was not sure if a lawsuit made economic sense. Peter was straightforward and told me that if the contractor did not have sufficent assets, a lawsuit would be risky because a favorable court decision might not result in a payout. I now know what I need to do thanks to Peter.read more
Jordan P
Jordan P
19:07 04 Sep 17
We went in for our free consultation regarding our legal concerns and we were very happy with our experience and outcome of our situation. Mr. Rahtz was professional, informative, and helpful. I would recommend him for anyone seeking legal counselling. Thank you to Mr. Rahtz and the rest of the team at Platt & Westby.read more
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