Kenneth W. DeJean

Kenneth W. DeJean


Lafayette, Louisiana

800-284-3962 (Toll Free)



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
  • 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