Kenneth W. DeJean

Kenneth W. DeJean

Owner

Location:
Lafayette, Louisiana

Phone:
337-235-5294
800-284-3962 (Toll Free)

Fax:
337-235-1095

Email: kwdejean@kwdejean.com

Kenneth W. DeJean has handled thousands of accidents and injury cases, from initial claims to judge and jury trials, both in state and federal courts. Additionally, Mr. DeJean has been appointed to serve as a Special Master and Deputy Special Master in Multi-District Litigation cases and Class Action cases in both Louisiana state and federal courts.

Kenneth W. DeJean has been practicing law for over 40 years and, during that time, he has treated every client with personal service and open, frank and respectful communication. He has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating* of 5 out of 5, the highest possible peer review rating available in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.

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

  • Offshore/Inland Injuries and Accidents
  • Oil Rig/Platform Injuries
  • Vessel/Barge Injuries
  • Recreational Boating Accidents
  • Pleasure Boat Accidents
  • Catastrophic Event Injuries
  • Railroad Crossing and Derailment Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Auto/Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Defective Products, Equipment/Drugs
  • Medical/Nursing Home Negligence
  • Offshore Injuries and Accidents
  • Vessel/Boat Accidents
  • Platform/Rig Injuries
  • Complex Litigation
  • Employee Rights -- Employee
  • Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee
  • Firearms
  • Hospital Law
  • Jones Act
  • Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Mass Transit
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Defective Pharmaceutical Products
  • Defective Recreational Products
  • Slip/Trip and Fall -- Plaintiff
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 Middle District of Louisiana
  • 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
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Federal Bar Association – Lafayette Acadiana Chapter (President, 2015)
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1976 – Present
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Acadiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 1982 – Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association, 1976 – Present
  • Academy of Court Appointed Masters
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Lawyers in Louisiana: 2013 - 2016
  • Top Lawyers in Acadiana – 2016, 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
 Adam R. Credeur

Adam R. Credeur

Associate

Location:
Lafayette, Louisiana

Phone:
337-235-5294
800-284-3962 (Toll Free)

Fax:
337-235-1095

Email: adam@kwdejean.com

Adam R. Credeur has been with the Law Offices of Kenneth W. DeJean since 2013. His primary area of practice is personal injury, which includes auto accidents, maritime law, products liability and premises liability cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam worked in the oil and gas industry, including working both as an independent Petroleum Landman and working in the in-house land department of a Fortune 500 Exploration and Production company.

Adam is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Land Management. Adam went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate at the Southern University Law Center in 2013.

Adam is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western District of Louisiana and Eastern District of Louisiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee
  • Car Accidents
  • Offshore/Inland Injuries and Accidents
  • Oil Rig/Platform Injuries
  • Unpaid Overtime Compensation Claims
  • Medical/Nursing Home Negligence
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Defective Products/Equipment/Drugs
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Vessel/Barge Injuries
  • Recreational Boating Accidents
  • Pleasure Boat Accidents
  • Slip/Trip and Fall
  • Catastrophic Event Injuries
Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
Education
  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, J.D. - 2013
  • Law Review: Law Review, Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana B.S. - 2009 Major: Petroleum Land Management
Published Works
  • Haynesville Shale: Those frackin' Alt. Wells!, Around the Bar (The Magazine of the BRBA), No. 274, Feb., 2009
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Acadiana Inn of Court, Member, 2016 – Present
  • Lafayette Young Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Lafayette Education Foundation, Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Lafayette Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Lafayette-Acadiana chapter), Member, 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Acadiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Hospice of Acadiana, Volunteer, 2004 - Present