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J.C. Pleban


J.C. Pleban’s practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in all aspects of civil litigation, wrongful death, products liability, personal injury and employment law.  He has also represented clients in the United States Court of Federal Claims who suffered injuries from the administration of vaccines.  J.C. has recovered millions for his clients.  He represents clients from pre-suit matters through trial and appeals.  He has successfully tried civil cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.  J.C. has also successfully tried multiple administrative hearings.  In addition, J.C. tried multiple criminal cases while interning with the Public Defender’s office.  He worked at a large insurance defense firm and clerked for a federal judge before joining Pleban & Petruska.  These wide ranging prior legal experiences have allowed J.C. to bring a unique perspective to each client’s individual needs.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Missouri
  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • St. Louis University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Miami University, Oxford, OH (B.A., Finance)
  • St. Louis University High School

Professional Affiliations, Awards, Other Experience

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Federal Bar Association, executive board member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Theodore McMillian Inns of Court
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Co-author of Missouri Tort Law (4th ed.)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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