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Kenneth DeJean

The Law Offices of Kenneth W. DeJean
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Kenneth DeJean
The Law Offices of Kenneth W. DeJean

I have handled hundreds of accident and injury cases, from initial claims to judge and jury trials. I have also represented clients in multi-state cases. I have been practicing law for 45 years and, during that time, I have treated every client with personal service and open, frank and respectful communication.

I have received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating* of 5.0 out of 5, the highest rating available since 1995.


  • American Association of Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Louisiana Association of Justice (Member, Board)
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Louisiana, 1976
  • State of Colorado, 1989
  • U.S. Federal Court, Western District of Louisiana 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

In the Lafayette area and throughout Louisiana, clients can call Kenneth W. DeJean and expect a prompt return phone call. Call 337-235-5294 or contact me online.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Areas of Practice

  • Auto/Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Defective Products, Equipment/Drugs
  • Medical/Nursing Home Negligence
  • Offshore Injuries and Accidents
  • Vessel/Boat Accidents
  • Platform/Rig Injuries
  • Chemicals & Cosmetics
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee
  • Firearms
  • Food & Agricultural Products
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Insurance Malpractice
  • Jones Act | Maritime Claims
  • Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Mass Transit
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Recreational Products/Liability
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • State Trial Practice
  • Tobacco
  • Trucking

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Civil Litigation


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1976
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Savoie v. Tara Lynn (U.S. 5th Cir.)
  • Slade v. Progressive Security Ins. Co. (U.S. 5th Cir.)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1976 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Justice, Board of Governors, 1982 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1976 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2000
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • J. Minos Simon, Ltd., Attorney, 1976 - 1980
  • Fruge & DeJean, Partner, 1980 - 1992


  • English


  • Phi Kappa Psi

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