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Kenneth DeJean

Social Security Disability Law
Law Offices of Kenneth W. DeJean
P.O. Box 4325
417 W. University Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70502
337-326-4582
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:
•The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Louisiana
•American Bar Association
•American Association of Justice
•Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
•Louisiana Association of Justice (Member, Board of Governors)
•Lafayette Parish Bar Association
•Louisiana State Bar Association
•Louisiana Bar Foundation

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
Social Security Disability
Alcoholic Beverages
Chemicals & Cosmetics
Complex Litigation
Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff
Dental Malpractice
Employee Rights -- Employee
Employment Discrimination -- Employee
Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee
Firearms
Food & Agricultural Products
Hospital Law
Insurance Malpractice
Jones Act
Life & Health
Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
Machinery & Tools
Mass Transit
Mediation
Medical Products & Devices
Motor Vehicle
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Multidistrict Litigation
Other Professionals Malpractice
Pesticides
Pharmaceutical Products
Property Damage -- Plaintiff
Recreational Products
Sexual Harassment -- Employee
Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
State Trial Practice
Tobacco
Trucking
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Wrongful Termination -- Employee

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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

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

Past Employment Positions
J. Minos Simon, Ltd., Attorney, 1976 - 1980
Fruge & DeJean, Partner, 1980 - 1992

Languages
English

Fraternities/Sororities