Jesse L. Pleet

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Wyomissing, PA

The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller
 | 2755 Century Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610-372-3500
Fax: 610-372-8671
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2014, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Focusing his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, Jesse L. Pleet is a shareholder of The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller. Based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, he provides representation to clients throughout Berks County. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 1981, Mr. Pleet is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

    In his personal injury practice, Mr. Pleet helps people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of other parties. The cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, and defective products, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients through jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court. Mr. Pleet's experience also encompasses labor and employment law matters, and he has helped people who have been injured on the job and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employer's workers' compensation insurance coverage. His successful track record in all these endeavors has earned him the high regard of his colleagues, as evidenced by his receipt of an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

    A trustee in the Law Foundation of Berks County, Mr. Pleet is active in several other legal organizations. His memberships have included the American Association for Justice, the Workers' Compensation Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and The Berks County Bar Association. Mr. Pleet was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981 by the Widener University Delaware Law School.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2014, 2019 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Jesse Pleet

    Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://www.leisawitzheller.com/Our-Attorneys/Jesse-L-Pleet....

    Honors/Awards:

    • Alpha Kappa Lambda 
    • Sigma Phi Alpha
    • Pennsylvania State University Marching Blue Band, First Alto Saxophone
    • Pennsylvania, Plaintiff Personal Injury, "Super Lawyer", 2007, 2009, 2010 - 2014, 2019 - 2021
    • Pennsylvania, Plaintiff Personal Injury, "Super Lawyer", 2007
    • Selected, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Law & Politics, Philadelphia Magazine, 2009 - 2012
    • Selected, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Law & Politics, Philadelphia Magazine, 2007
    • Distinguished Service Award, Widener University School of Law
    • Pennsylvania State University Concert Band, First Clarinet
    • Distinguished Expert - Riflery
    • Aviation Law Instrument-Rated Private Pilot
    • Moot Court Honor Society, President, Widener University School of Law

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, 1997-Present
    • Certified Pre-Trial Advocate, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, 2012-Present
    • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1997-Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Conference of Pennsylvania County Bar Leaders
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, President, 2008 - Present  
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Member
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Member
    • Berks Technical Institute, Paralegal Advisory' Board, 1999 - Present
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee
    • South Mountain YMCA, Chairman of Financial Assistance Committee, 1994 - 2005
    • Berks County Bar Association, President, 2015 - Present
    • Berks County Bar Association, Vice Chairman, Civil Rules Committee, 1992
    • Berks County Bar Association, Chairman, Civil Rules Committee, 1993
    • Berks County Bar Association, Member, Client Dispute Resolution Committee, 2003 - Present
    • Berks County Bar Association, Vice President, 2013
    • Berks County Bar Association, President Elect, 2014
    • Berks County Bar Association, Secretary
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1981
    • Berks County Bar Association, President, Young Lawyers Division, 1985 - 1986
    • Berks County Bar, Secretary, 1995 - 1996
    • Berks County Bar, Board of Director, 2013
    • Berks County Bar, Board of Director, 1994 - 1996
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991  
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1994
    • Pennsylvania, 1981
    • Attorney Pleet was appointed by the President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2008 to serve on the PBA Committee of Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics. He is also a Past President of the Berks County Bar Foundation

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • The Jewish Community Day School of Reading, President, 1999 - 2002
    • Long Range Planning Committee, Chair, 2004 - 2006
    • The Jewish Community Day School of Reading, Director
    • Reading Jewish Community Center, 1997 - 2000
    • Kesher Zion Synagogue, Secretary, 1995 - 1996
    • Kesher Zion Synagogue, Assistant Treasurer, 1997 - 1999
    • Kesher Zion Synagogue, President, 2001 - 2003
    • Law Foundation of Berks County, Trustee, 1995
    • Kesher Zion Synagogue, Vice President, 1999 - 2001
    • Law Foundation of Berks County, President, 2006 - 2007
    • Law Foundation of Berks County, Lifetime Fellow, 1995
    • Law Foundation of Berks County, Fellow
    • Aircraft Owners & Pilots, Member
    • Jewish Community Day School of Reading, Founding Director & President, 1999 - 2002
    • Annual participation in the Berks county Bar Association (Pennsylvania) Pro Bono Program donating time every year to represent indigent clients as assigned through the Program.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Mediator/Arbitrator, Berks County Bar Association Civil Dispute Resolution Program, 1995 - Present
    • Adjunct Instructor, Reading Area Community College - Aviation Law, Professional Pilot Program, 2001 - 2002  

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • December 2010: $1.5 Million Pre-Trial Settlement for Plaintiff Estate - Wrongful Death - Carbon Monoxide Asphyxiation; December 2011: $1 Million Pre-Litigation Settlement for Plaintiff - Personal Injury, Large 18-Wheeler Truck Accident; May 2017: $4 Million Pre-Trial Settlement for Plaintiff Estate - Wrongful Death - Industrial Accident; November 2017: $5.1 Million  - Verdict for Children's Sexual Assaults; 2018: $4 Million - Settlement for Industrial Accident; 2018: $5.1 Million Award - Child Molestation Case

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Licensed private pilot since 1985 and became Instrument Rated in 1991. Taught Aviation Law in the Professional Pilots Program at Reading Area Community College, Reading, Pennsylvania.

    Educational Background:

    • 1977 - Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree from The Pennsylvania State University; 1978 - 30 Credits Criminal Justice Program, Alvernia College, now Alvernia University; Law Clerk to The Honorable John Walter, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
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    2755 Century Boulevard
    Wyomissing, PA 19610

    Phone: 610-372-3500

    Fax: 610-372-8671

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