Robert T. Plunkert attended Boston College, where he received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and History with a Minor in Philosophy in May 2006. In 2009, Robert received his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law with double concentrations in Civil and Criminal Litigation Skills.
In 2008, Robert was the recipient of the Saint Louis University Legal Services Award. He was a SLU Law Journal Editor from 2008-2009 as well as a staff member from 2007-2008.
Robert was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2009 and Illinois Bar in 2010.
Publications and Seminars
Author, “Police Pursuit Liability in Missouri,” 79 Journal of the Missouri Bar 48 (March/April, 2023)
Presenter, Eastern Missouri Police Academy Police Leadership and Command Preparatory Academy: Legal Considerations for Personnel Management, “Leadership Considerations: Liability and Law Enforcement”, Lake St. Louis, MO, September 1, 2022, March 24, 2023, and August 31, 2023.
Presenter, Eastern Missouri Police Academy First Line Supervision, “Police Officers: Individual Liability, Supervisory Liability, the Sunshine Act, and Preservation of Evidence”, Lake St. Louis, MO, August 19, 2022
Presenter, The Harmonie Group Transportation Seminar, “Rights Associated With a Vehicle Stop”, Denver, CO, August 3, 2022
Presenter, Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association (Spring Institute), Topic: “The Sunshine Act and Liability Concerns”, Columbia, Missouri, March 2021
Moderator, The Harmonie Group, Civil Rights Seminar (II), Virtual, May 2021
Author, “Understanding the Equitable Remedies of Contribution and Indemnity in Construction Law,” 77 Journal of the Missouri Bar 1 (January/February, 2021)
Moderator, The Harmonie Group, Civil Rights Seminar, Virtual, January 2021
Presenter, The Harmonie Group, Topic: “The History of Qualified Immunity”, Virtual, January 2021
Presenter, National Business Institute, Topic: “Legal Ethics of Email”, City of St. Louis, Missouri, June 2019.
Presenter, Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association, Topic: “The Sunshine Act and Liability Concerns”, St. Charles County, Missouri, April 2018
Presenter, POST Continuing Law Enforcement Credit, Topic: “Police Liability, the Sunshine Act, and Preservation of Evidence”, St. Louis County, Missouri, April 2018
Author, “A Practitioner’s Guide to the ‘Something More’ Doctrine,” 70 Journal of the Missouri Bar 92 (March/April, 2014)
Author, “The Aryan Brotherhood, Crawford, and the Death Penalty”, 53 Saint Louis University Law Journal 663 (Winter, 2009)
Robert Plunkert was awarded the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award by the Missouri Bar / Missouri Bar Foundation.
The award acknowledges outstanding appellate advocacy work performed by young lawyers who are members of the Missouri Bar.
ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
The Harmonie Group - Civil Rights Chair
The Lawyers Association of St. Louis
Saint Louis University
B.A., double major, Psychology & History; minor in Philosophy, 2006