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Plunkett | Griesenbeck | Mimari

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Established 1979

The commitment, camaraderie, and work ethic of Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari's attorneys and staff have resulted in a wide range of successes. The firm's primary areas of practice include civil insurance defense, wrongful death and catastrophic loss, medical malpractice defense, personal injury, arbitration and mediation, commercial litigation, appellate law, bankruptcy, legal malpractice defense, and labor and employment law.

The firm currently consists of seven shareholders, five associates, and two attorneys who are of counsel. The highly encouraged cooperative interchange of strategies and ideas between the attorneys is an integral part of the firm's personality and one of its strongest qualities. Attorneys in the firm have lectured and published extensively throughout the State of Texas and have served as officers and directors in local, state, and national legal organizations. Additionally, the highly professional and competent support personnel—which includes experienced legal secretaries, certified legal assistants and paralegals—serve to complement the attorneys to form a highly efficient and productive team.

Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari is comprised of some of the best and the brightest, and the awards and accolades of the firm, as well as many individual members, highlight these abilities.

Among the firm’s shareholders are three Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Lewin Plunkett: Advocate, Charlie Cilfone: Associate, and Bruce Anderson: Diplomate). The American Board of Trial Advocates selects only the best and most experienced trial lawyers. Becoming recognized and accepted by the American Board of Trial Advocates is based upon a lawyer’s experience in civil jury trials together with the lawyer’s litigation expertise, as well as on a ranking method in which legal professionals accumulate points in association with their on-going experience in jury trials.

Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari was ranked among the Best Law Firms® by U.S. News & World Report in 2021 with a Regional Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury Defense; Construction Litigation; and Product Liability Defense. Several members have also been selected by their peers as among the Best Lawyers in America® (Lewin Plunket; Nik Mimari; Ronald Hornberger; John Specia; and Ruth Malinas). The firm has also received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating in 2022, AV Preeminent.®

Additionally, three of Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari’s attorneys are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Lewin Plunkett: Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law; Ruth Malinas: Civil Appellate Law; and Bruce Anderson: Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law).

Further, six of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers® list (Lewin Plunkett: Business Litigation, Professional Liability, Personal Injury–General, Civil Litigation; Nik Mimari: Personal Injury–General, Professional Liability, Employment Litigation; Bruce Anderson: Personal Injury–Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury–General, Personal Injury–Products; Ronald Hornberger: Bankruptcy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Litigation; Ruth Malinas: Appellate, Insurance Coverage; and Scott Noel: Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Real Estate).

Finally, San Antonio’s Scene in S.A. magazine has recognized two associates in its “Rising Star Lawyers” list for 2022 (Hannah Watkins: Insurance Defense; and Chantal Jennings: Insurance Defense); and one attorney as Outstanding Woman in Law for 2022 (Chantal Jennings: Insurance Defense).

Best Lawyers® and Best Law Firms® are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC. AV Preeminent® is a Certification Marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies ( Super Lawyers® is a registered trademark of Thomas Reuters.

This video is excerpted from interviews with Lewin Plunkett and Nik Mimari for the Masters of the Courtroom series on 

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Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari was originally formed by six attorneys in November 1979. Their individual and collective legal expertise and desire for the best professional standards provided the core for one of the most highly respected law firms in San Antonio and South Texas. Due to this strong foundation, the firm has experienced sustained growth while maintaining the highest degree of integrity and quality of service.

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