Kenneth W. DeJean

Law Offices of Kenneth W. DeJean
417 West University Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70506
337-235-5294
www.kwdejean.com


I have handled thousands 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 35 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.

Memberships:

       
  • American Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Louisiana
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  • American Bar Association
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  • American Association of Justice
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  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
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  • Louisiana Association of Justice (Member, Board of Governors)
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  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
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  • Louisiana State Bar Association
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  • Louisiana Bar Foundation

Bar Admissions:

       
  • State of Louisiana, 1976
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  • State of Colorado, 1989
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  • U.S. Federal Court, 1976
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  • 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 337-326-4582 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
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  • Trucking Accidents
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  • Defective Products, Equipment/Drugs
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  • Medical/Nursing Home Negligence
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  • Offshore Injuries and Accidents
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  • Vessel/Boat Accidents
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  • Platform/Rig Injuries
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  • Social Security Disability
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  • Alcoholic Beverages
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  • Chemicals & Cosmetics
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  • Complex Litigation
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  • Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff
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  • Dental Malpractice
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  • Employee Rights -- Employee
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  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
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  • Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee
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  • Firearms
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  • Food & Agricultural Products
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  • Hospital Law
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  • Insurance Malpractice
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  • Jones Act
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  • Life & Health
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  • Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
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  • Machinery & Tools
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  • Mass Transit
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  • Mediation
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  • Medical Products & Devices
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  • Motor Vehicle
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  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
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  • Multidistrict Litigation
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  • Other Professionals Malpractice
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  • Pesticides
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  • Pharmaceutical Products
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  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
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  • Recreational Products
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  • Sexual Harassment -- Employee
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  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
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  • State Trial Practice
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  • Tobacco
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  • Trucking
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  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee

Litigation Percentage

       
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

       
  • Louisiana, 1976
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  • Colorado, 1989
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  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1976
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  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1976
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  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982
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  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983

Education

       
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
         
    • J.D. - 1976

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  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana
         
    • B.A. - 1973

         
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

       
  • Savoie v. Tera Lynn (U.S. 5th Cir.)

Classes/Seminars

       
  • Louisiana Evidence Law, Louisiana Trial Lawyer's Association, 1988 - 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

       
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1976 - Present
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  • Louisiana Association of Justice, Board of Governors, 1982 - Present
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  • American Bar Association, 1976 - Present
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2000
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  • College of Master Advocates and Barristers, 2001

Past Employment Positions

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

Languages

       
  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

       
  • Phi Kappa Psi