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Peter Daniel Plunkett

Peter Daniel Plunkett, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1985, United States District Court Minnesota 1990, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1995. Recipient American Jurisprudence award-torts, Oklahoma City University Law School, 1983. Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Minnesota State Bar Association, Mower County Bar Association (president 1991-1992), Rotary.

Background

  • Plunkett, Peter Daniel was born on August 21, 1959 in Rochester, Minnesota, United States. Son of Warren F. and Eleanor (Lampert) Plunkett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, College of St. Thomas, 1981. Postgraduate, Oklahoma City University, 1983. Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College Law, 1985.

    Career

    • Konken v. Oakland Farmers Elevator Company 425 N.W.2d.302 (Minn. Ct. App. 1988); Kraushaar v. Austin Medical Clinic 393 N.W.2d.217 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986); Benson v. Johnson 392 N.W.2d.890 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986); Karnes v. Quality Pork Processors, 532 N.W.2d 560 (Minn. 1995). Worked at Warren F. Plunkett & Associates (Austin, Minnesota) specializing in General Civil and Trial Practice in All Courts. Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Negligence Litigation, Worker's Compensation, Trust Administration, Wills, Probate Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Employment, Criminal Defense and Family Law. Admitted to the bar, 1985, Minnesota.

      1990, United States. District Court, District of Minnesota. 1995, United States. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. Member, William Mitchell Law Review.

      Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Torts II, 1983. Listed in Who's Who Worldwide. Author: Minnesota's "Honest Error in Judgment Rule: An Error in Itself?", Volume 12, No.

      3, William Mitchell Law Review, 1986. Case Note: Torts-"Minnesota Replaces the Restatement Standard with a Negligence Standard in Design Defect Cases", Bilotta v. Kelly Company, 346 N.W.2d 616 (Minn.

      1984) Volume 11, No. 3, William Mitchell Law Review, 1985. Member: Mower County (President, 1990-1991), Minnesota State and American Bar Associations. Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

      Formed in 1900 by General A.W. Wright upon his return from Spanish American War. After practicing in Austin for many years, he took in Justice Martin A. Nelson in approximately 1920. General Wright died in 1925 and Justice Nelson took in as a partner in May of 1927, Hugh V. Plunkett, Sr.

      Mr. Plunkett had the all time high marks of what is now known as the William Mitchell College of Law with a 4 year average 94.75%. Justice Nelson went on the District Bench in Mower County Minnesota in 1943 at which time Hugh V. Plunkett, Junior joined the firm. Warren F. Plunkett joined the firm in October of 1948 and handled much of the trial work for the firm until he went on the District Bench May of 1955.

      Judge Plunkett retired from the bench in 1982 and resumed his practice with the firm. Peter D. Plunkett joined the firm in October of 1985. Hugh V. Plunkett, Junior died in December of 1987.

    Membership

    Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Minnesota State Bar Association, Mower County Bar Association (president 1991-1992), Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: model airplanes, ham radio, water skiing, hunting, ice skating, hockey.

    Connections

    • Married Nadine Joan Isele, April 23, 1988.
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    Born August 21, 1959
    (age 58)