Plato Cacheris

Lawyer, Person

1929 –


Who is Plato Cacheris?

Plato Cacheris is an American lawyer.

Cacheris is the son of a Greek immigrant. He grew up in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father co-owned a chain of restaurants including the historic downtown restaurant The Waffle Shop in Washington, D.C. In 1951, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as an officer candidate, but left in 1953 to enter law school. Cacheris graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and received his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1956. He is currently a name partner in the law firm of Trout and Cacheris in Washington, D.C.

Cacheris has represented various figures in Washington, D.C. scandals, including:

⁕Defense of Attorney General John N. Mitchell, Watergate scandal figure.

⁕Defense of Fawn Hall, Iran-Contra scandal figure, who worked with Oliver North.

⁕Defense of Congressman Michael "Ozzy" Myers, ABSCAM scandal.

⁕Co-representation, with Jake Stein, of Monica Lewinsky, associate of President William Clinton.

⁕Plea bargain for Aldrich Ames, CIA officer turned Russian agent, that enabled his wife to receive a lighter jail sentence for aiding and abetting Ames' espionage.

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United States of America
  • United States of America
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

on July 23, 2013


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