Michelle Plocher, RN



I became a nurse in 1973, and had the good fortune of starting practice at the University of Minnesota in the kidney transplant unit. There, I cared for kidney, heart, and pancreas transplant recipients of all ages, and with all the complexities those systems involve. The natural next step was to work on the dialysis unit, and finally, to spend several years in the emergency department. I have been able to care for people with all types of medical and surgical problems at all stages of life.

As a medical advisor for 25 years, I have been able to integrate my direct nursing experience with the analysis of clients' medical and surgical situations when they involve negligent care. I guide clients through the complex steps of malpractice litigation from their first contact with the firm to the conclusion of their claim. My goal, along with the attorney, is to bring together the client's medical story and concerns with the relevant research, medical insights, and expert support necessary to facilitate their attorney's successful conclusion of their claim.

Robins Kaplan LLP has long engaged medical advisors and recognized that the application of the nurse model to medical malpractice litigation serves their clients well. I am very pleased to be a part of their client-focused team.