Daniel T. Plunkett
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  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1992)
  • Tulane University (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1989)


Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Leadership in Law Award, New Orleans CityBusiness, 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer 
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Commercial Litigation, and Government Contracts), 2021-present
  • Inside New Orleans Magazine "Elite Lawyers" (Class Actions), 2021
  • Selected in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in banking and finance by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell 



  • American Bar Association 
  • The Federal Bar Association 
  • Louisiana State Bar Association 
  • Tulane Law Review 


  • Revolutionary War Veterans Association, Project Appleseed Louisiana State Coordinator and Instructor 
  • Coliseum Square Association, Board of Directors, Past Member 
  • St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Parish Council, 2003–present 
  • Louisiana Shooting Association, Board of Directors, 2014–present 
  • Southeast Louisiana Firearms Safety, Board of Directors, 2014–2016 

Outside the Office

Outside the law firm, Dan enjoys contributing to the community through charitable service. Relishing his role as a father and a grandfather, he meshes all his activities with his family members’ interests and pursuits. Often with family beside him, Dan can be found under one of his classic car projects or on a backroad enjoying some “wind therapy.” But if he’s not in the garage, check the shooting range – he may be giving another firearms lesson.