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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

Kenneth W. DeJean has been in private practice for over 45 years with a primary focus on plaintiff litigation. His practice includes, but is not limited to pharmaceutical and products liability, defective medical devices, offshore injuries, automobile accidents, and vessel and boat accidents.

In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. DeJean has been appointed to serve as Special Master and Deputy Special Master in numerous Multi-District Litigation cases and class action cases on both the state and federal levels.

Mr. DeJean has received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer rating achievable by attorneys.


  • 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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