Brian R. Plegge

Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501

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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 Eighth 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 insurance companies. He represents numerous Fortune 500 companies and smaller self-insured organizations as well as various insurance companies.

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)

More About Brian


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

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Recent Achievements

  • Super Lawyers - Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2009-2023)
  • Best Lawyers - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2024)
  • Best Lawyers - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2020-2024)
  • St. Louis' Best Lawyers - Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, St. Louis Magazine (2011-2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell 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