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Case Results: Millions Recovered


Driving home, our client was hit by a truck, resulting in a serious brain injury. He and his family will be taken care of for life.


J.C. Pleban settled a wrongful death case—100x greater than the policy limit.


Verdict followed by a multimillion dollar confidential employment discrimination settlement.

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December 20, 2019

J.C. Pleban Named to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars again in 2019

J.C. Pleban named to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars again in 2019. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Missouri. J.C. has been selected each year since 2015.

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August 5, 2019

J.C. Pleban Recovers $550,000 for Clients as Reported by the Post-Dispatch.

It began as a traffic stop involving a man driving at night with his taillights off. The driver told the officer he was driving a rental car and didn’t know how to turn them on. The officer ran the driver’s name, found out he had traffic-related warrants and arrested him. A tow truck arrived. The […]

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$1.1 Million Employment Discrimination

June 19, 2019

Lynette Petruska and J.C. Pleban’s Client Awarded $1.1 Million in Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

The city has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit involving a black St. Louis police captain for $1.1 million. Former police Chief Sam Dotson fired Capt. Ryan Cousins in June 2016 after accusing him of ordering officers to alter a police report and ignore evidence at the scene of an attempted burglary in the Baden neighborhood that […]

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Settlement for a client who was forced to leave his job after reporting safety problems.



J.C. Pleban recovers $500,000.00 for a client after filing an EEOC complaint.
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March 13, 2019

J.C. Pleban recovers $500,000.00 for a client after filing an EEOC complaint

St. Charles County officials have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims filed by a longtime police officer, according to legal documents obtained Wednesday by the Post-Dispatch. The settlement, signed last month, says Stephanie Fisk filed a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on April 4 and a second complaint Dec. 7 […]

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March 1, 2019

J.C. Pleban filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an inmate who was assaulted

A man from St. Charles County has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was attacked by a St. Charles County jail inmate and given inadequate medical care for his injuries. James L. Falke filed suit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday against St. Charles County, the former and current county jail directors, a guard […]

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February 12, 2019

Lynette Petruska filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a client who endured a hostile and discriminatory work environment

Lynette Petruska filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a client who endured a hostile and discriminatory work environment.  In addition to the lawsuit, Petruska is working to collect an additional $700,000.00 in payments for the client.  Petruska previously persuaded a hearing officer that the client was entitled to $540,000.00. Read the full story in […]

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January 29, 2019

Chet Pleban is featured in Ladue News

Chet Pleban doesn’t really care if you like him; it’s not his job to make friends. For the past few decades, Pleban has been one of the most celebrated criminal defense attorneys in St. Louis, with most of his clients being accused police officers. Pleban’s job is to make sure those clients get the aggressive […]

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