Brian R. Plegge Principal

Brian R. Plegge

800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101
T: (314) 206-3049
F: (314) 206-3149


Washington University in St. Louis (J.D., 1982)
Denison University (B.A., 1979)

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Brian R. Plegge's primary focus is the defense of lawsuits involving death or serious injury with long term care requirements. The vast majority of these cases allege Premises Liability, Toxic Chemical Exposure, Medical Malpractice and Product Liability.

Mr. Plegge has significant trial experience in Illinois as well as Missouri and has tried numerous cases to verdict in both Madison and St. Clair County, Illinois and seven other Southern Illinois counties. He has appeared and argued appellate decisions before the Missouri Supreme Court and Missouri Court of Appeals as well as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. He also has significant experience representing insurance companies and corporations based outside of the United States, in particular Japanese corporations and Japanese insurance companies. He represents numerous Fortune 500 companies and smaller self-insured organizations as well as various insurance companies.

Recent Achievements:
Best Lawyers - Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2011-16)
St. Louis' Best Lawyers - Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, St. Louis Magazine (2011-13)
Super Lawyers - Personal Injury Defense: Products, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2009-14)
AV Rating

Professional Affiliations:
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association, Litigation and Torts and Insurance Practice Section
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Transportation Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions:
United States District of the Court Eastern District of Missouri
United States District of the Court Southern District of Illinois
United States District of the Court Central District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
Representative Cases:
Lindemann v. Lawder, 122 S.W.3d 693 (Mo.App. E.D. 2003)
Ratliff v. Schiber Truck Co., Inc., 150 F.3d 949 (8th Cir. (MO) 1998)
Tatum v. Van Liner Ins. Co. of Fenton, Mo., 104 F.3d 233 (8th Cir. (Mo.) 1997)
Southern General Ins. Co. v. WEB Associates/Electronics Inc., 879 S.W.2d 780 (Mo.App. 1994)
M.L. v. Civil Air Patrol, 806 F.Supp. 845 (E.D. Mo. 1992)
Matter of Kinghorn, 764 S.W.2d 939 (Mo. 1989)
Lick Creek Sewer Systems, Inc. v. Bank of Bourbon, 747 S.W.2d 317 (Mo. App. S.D. 1988)
Risse v. APV Anderson Bros., 714 S.W.2d 922 (Mo. App. E.D. 1986)
Chura v. Bank of Bourbon, 674 S.W.2d 675 (Mo. App. S.D. 1984)
Blank v. Ripley, 724 F.2d 88, 724 F.2d 88 (8th Cir. (Mo.) 1983)

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