Jesse L. Pleet

Jesse L. Pleet

Shareholder
Location:
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Phone:
610-816-0342
866-360-5064
Fax:
610-372-8671
Email:
[email protected]
Jesse L. Pleet has earned an exceptional reputation for vigorously representing individuals and corporations in complex litigation and personal injury matters over thirty years of practice in Berks and surrounding counties. His core principle is to be a relentless advocate for his clients, educating them about their rights under the justice system and adhering to the highest ethical standards. Because of his outstanding talent in balancing these demands, he has been appointed by the President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association each year since 2008 to the statewide Committee for Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

He has earned the prestigious distinction of Board Certification as a Civil Trial Specialist, the first lawyer in Berks County to be so honored by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Over the span of his career, he has served the Berks County Bar Association as President of the Young Lawyers Division, Secretary, Vice President, President-Elect in 2014, and will be President of the Bar in 2015.

A devoted family man with three daughters, his commitment to Berks County extends beyond his legal practice to include stewardship in many cultural and educational organizations in the community.

Mr. Pleet has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Plaintiff Personal Injury Super Lawyer since 2007.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Trial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Subrogation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Claims
  • Account Recoveries
  • Appeals

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: Distinguished Service Award
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society, President
  • The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - 1977
    • Major: Accounting
  • Alvernia College, Reading - 1978
    • Major: Criminal Justice - 30 credits

Classes/Seminars

  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Aviation Law Instrument-Rated Private Pilot
  • Distinguished Expert - Riflery
  • Pennsylvania State University Concert Band, First Clarinet
  • Pennsylvania State University Marching Blue Band, First Alto Saxophone
  • Selected, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Law & Politics, Philadelphia Magazine, 2007
  • Selected, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Law & Politics, Philadelphia Magazine, 2009 - 2012
  • Pennsylvania, Plaintiff Personal Injury, "Super Lawyer", 2007
  • Pennsylvania, Plaintiff Personal Injury, "Super Lawyer", 2009 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Berks County Bar, Board of Director, 1994 - 1996
  • Berks County Bar, Board of Director, 2013
  • Berks County Bar, Secretary, 1995 - 1996
  • Berks County Bar Association, President, Young Lawyers Division, 1985 - 1986
  • Berks County Bar Association, Secretary
  • Berks County Bar Association, Vice President, 2013
  • Berks County Bar Association, President Elect, 2014
  • Berks County Bar Association, Member, Client Dispute Resolution Committee, 2003 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association, Chairman, Civil Rules Committee, 1993
  • Berks County Bar Association, Vice Chairman, Civil Rules Committee, 1992
  • Berks County Bar Association, President, 2015 - Present
  • South Mountain YMCA, Chairman of Financial Assistance Committee, 1994 - 2005
  • Jewish Community Day School of Reading, Founding Director & President, 1999 - 2002
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots, Member
  • Law Foundation of Berks County, Fellow
  • Law Foundation of Berks County, Lifetime Fellow, 1995
  • Law Foundation of Berks County, Trustee, 1995
  • Law Foundation of Berks County, President, 2006 - 2007
  • Kesher Zion Synagogue, Vice President, 1999 - 2001
  • Kesher Zion Synagogue, President, 2001 - 2003
  • Kesher Zion Synagogue, Assistant Treasurer, 1997 - 1999
  • Kesher Zion Synagogue, Secretary, 1995 - 1996
  • Long Range Planning Committee , Chair, 2004 - 2006
  • Reading Jewish Community Center, 1997 - 2000
  • The Jewish Community Day School of Reading, Director
  • The Jewish Community Day School of Reading, President, 1999 - 2002
  • Berks Technical Institute, Paralegal Advisory' Board, 1999 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, Member
  • Conference of Pennsylvania County Bar Leaders
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, President, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Court of Common Pleas, Lebanon County, Judicial Law Clerk, 1981 - 1982
  • Kozloff, Diener, Payne & Fegley, Shareholder & Director, 1982 - 1993
  • Law office of Jesse L. Pleet, P.C., President & Shareholder, 1994 - 2014

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Sigma Phi Alpha