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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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July 23, 2013

Chet Pleban and Lynette Petruska Get Ellisville Mayor, Adam Paul, Reinstated

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul was moments away from winning a political battle that had consumed him and his city for the past six months, but Paul had no idea. The mayor sat quietly in the courtroom on Monday morning while his attorneys argued in St. Louis County Circuit Judge David Lee Vincent’s chambers. Just last […]

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October 11, 2012

Chet Pleban Discusses Drunk Driving Blood Tests

Monday is the day the Supreme Court reconvenes and one of the issues it will be tackling is whether police must get a search warrant before forcing a suspected drunk driver to submit to a blood test. St. Louis defense attorney Chet Pleban talks about the case and how it could set new legal standards […]

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Reinstated Employment Multiple Executives

January 13, 2012

Chet Pleban Discusses cameras in the Courtroom

The Illinois Supreme Court clears the way for cameras in some courtrooms. The State’s highest court made its historic announcement last week. Cameras have been allowed in Missouri courtrooms since July 1, 1995 so this is news for those of us in broadcasting who cover Illinois courts. But what about attorney’s? How do they look […]

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November 20, 2011

Pleban & Petruska Hold Over a $1,000,000 Judgment On Appeal

A St. Louis woman whose downtown salvage yard was taken for redevelopment through eminent domain will keep $1 million that a jury awarded to her in a 2010 civil suit, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District ruled today. The appeals court upheld a St. Louis jury’s award to Opal Henderson, now 82, […]

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June 19, 2011

Chet Pleban Files a Lawsuit on Behalf of Car Dealership Against Chrysler Executives

A Wentzville auto dealer filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that several of Chrysler’s executives and employees conspired to “drive the dealership out of business.” Century Motor Corp., which sold new Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep vehicles, claims the group worked to make sure the dealership was among hundreds of dealers nationwide that were cut by the […]

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April 22, 2010

Jury Awards Pleban & Petruska Law’s client Over $1,000,000

A St. Louis jury awarded more than $1 million Wednesday to a woman whose downtown salvage yard was taken for redevelopment by eminent domain. Opal Henderson, now 80, lost her property at Seventh and Hickory streets in 2008. City officials were eager to replace Opal’s Salvage Yard with a redeveloped Ice House District, featuring bars […]

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February 4, 2010

Chet Pleban Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Kirkwood City Hall Shooting Victim’s Family

The family of Kirkwood City Councilwoman Connie Karr filed a wrongful death suit today against Whelan Security, the company which provided the security guard for Council meetings. The suit alleges that the company knew that Cookie Thornton had threatened city employees before and when he entered City Hall that night the guard should have done […]

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July 5, 2005

Chet Pleban Named Best Lawyer

Shoot your lover in the head? Viciously slash a woman to death? Feel you were unjustly slandered by a school-board member? If you answered yes to any of the preceding, there’s only one man to call: ace attorney Chet Pleban. In the past two years, Pleban has won acclaim working some of the most high-profile […]

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July 10, 2002

Chet Pleban Assists to Exoneration Wrongfully Convicted Client

A man who spent nearly 18 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit was freed Tuesday after DNA tests cleared him in the 1984 attack of a female college student. The release of 47-year-old Larry Johnson came just days after a prosecutor revealed his exoneration by DNA tests on evidence long believed to […]

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