Veterans Defense Project Board
Immediate Past Chair: Thomas C. Plunkett
Tom Plunkett is a criminal defense lawyer with both a state and federal court practice. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Plunkett was an officer and attack helicopter pilot in the United States Army and Army Reserve. After completing law school, Mr. Plunkett left Army Aviation to join the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Mr. Plunkett’s talents as an attorney were called on by the military to draft the Minnesota Military Code and Minnesota Rules for Court Martial. Mr. Plunkett “wrote the book” for military courts in Minnesota. This code has subsequently been used as the model for many other states. Mr. Plunkett has defended many veterans facing criminal charges, including a high profile federal bank robbery case.