Address: 2755 Century Boulevard, wyomissing, PA, 19610
Law Firm: The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller
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|Areas of Practice||Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, Negligence, Products Liability, Appeals|
|Description||‘All lawyers have a tremendous responsibility to be advocates for the public. We take it a step farther and educate our clients about their rights under the justice system.’ Jesse L. Pleet has earned an exceptional reputation for vigorously representing individuals and corporations in complex litigation and personal injury matters over thirty-five 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 Trial Advocacy. 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 President of the Bar in 2015. Mr. Pleet was also President of the Law Foundation of Berks County 2005 and 2007. A devoted family man with three daughters, his commitment to Berks County has extended 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. 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 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 – 2019 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 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|
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