Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association

Attorneys in the MPPOA Legal Defense Fund


Thomas C. Plunkett

Attorney at Law

101 E Fifth Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Email : tcp@tp4justice.com

Office:  (651) 222-4357

Thomas C. Plunkett is Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the MSBA.  He has the highest AV rating from Martindale Hubbard, is frequently voted one of the top 100 Super Lawyers and has been on the Minnesota Super Lawyer list for the past decade.   Licensed in all Minnesota District and Appellate Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, The United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Plunkett has received acquittals and dismissals of criminal cases ranging from Murder, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Possession of Child Pornography, DWI’s, Drug Possession – distribution. 

Mr. Plunkett is an AV rated attorney member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ), Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Attorney (MACDL) and is an Officer and founding Member of the Veterans Defense Project, a Minnesota non-profit dedicated to helping veterans in criminal court and public education regarding veteran’s issues.  He is also certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Trial Expert.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was an officer and attack helicopter pilot in the United States Army and Army Reserve. After completing law school, he left Army Aviation to join the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps in the Minnesota Army National Guard. Mr. Plunkett served on the committee to draft the Minnesota Military Code and Minnesota Rules for Court Martial. This code has subsequently been used as the model for many other states.

Mr. Plunkett is a frequent speaker at CLE’s. He is often consulted by colleagues on difficult legal and ethical matters and enjoys sharing information with other dedicated lawyers.