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Steve Plunkett Receives DRI's Tom Segalla Award and Elected to Board of Directors


Steve Plunkett has been named this year’s recipient of the DRI Tom Segalla Excellence in Education Award. The award honors a member of DRI whose contributions through legal scholarship exemplify the highest educational standards of DRI and further its mission of improving the skills of the defense practitioner.

Also, at the DRI Annual Meeting, Steve was elected as a National Director to DRI’s Board where he will serve a three-year term. DRI is the leading international organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel, which focuses on providing access to resources and tools for attorneys striving to provide high-quality, balanced, and excellent service to their clients. Steve has been a DRI member since 1989 and served as the Chair of the Law Institute from 2018-2020. The Law Institute is charged with overseeing and shepherding DRI’s vast educational offerings.

Steve concentrates his practice in health care and sexual misconduct defense, bringing more than 30 years of experience to his role as litigator and counsel. He has defended health care and other clients in hundreds of cases involving bodily injury or the death of residents in group homes and in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. Steve also represents corporations sued for their employees’ sexual misconduct. He is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Steve is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for Personal Injury Litigation and was named the 2021 Minneapolis Professional Malpractice Law Defendants Lawyer of the Year.

Bassford Remele | November 17, 2021