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Gordon J. McKernan

Gordon J. McKernan
Position: Attorney / Owner
Year Joined Firm: 1992
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Direct Phone: 225-888-8888
Toll Free Phone: 800-528-8888
About Gordon J. McKernan

Anytime Attorney

Gordon McKernan graduated with his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he joined McKernan Law Firm and has been practicing law ever since. He is the owner of the firm, and his primary area of practice is representing ‘ordinary people’ who have been injured because of another’s disregard. Gordon practices in all Louisiana Courts, Mississippi Courts and Texas State Courts. Gordon has been involved in a wide variety of personal injury claims including 18 wheeler accidents, car wrecks, drunk driving accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, vehicle rollovers, offshore and maritime cases, wrongful death cases, and personal injury cases that have involved injuries such as brain injuries, amputations, fractures, burns and various disk injuries. He has represented thousands of clients throughout the state of Louisiana in cities such as Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Monroe, New Orleans and Gonzales. Gordon has personally handled over 40 cases with a verdict value in excess of $1,000,000.

Gordon is married to his high school sweetheart, Shannon, and they have four children. Gordon is actively involved with his family and church. He enjoys reading, traveling, hunting, fishing, exercising and coaching his children’s sports teams.

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1992
  • Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1997
Education

Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
J.D. – 1992
Honors: Moot Court

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
B.A. – 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships

Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Council, 1994 – 1996
Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 1997 – 1999
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member
Safety Council Baton Rouge Chapter, Member, August 30, 2010 – Present
Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Council of Directors, 2000 – 2001
Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Million Dollar Advocates, Member

Published Works
Special Tools for Selecting the Right Jury, National Business Institute, Winning Strategies for Jury Selection in Louisiana, June, 1998 Planning Voir Dire, National Business Institute, Winning Strategies for Jury Selection in Louisiana, June, 1998 Update of the Wrongful Death Law, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Updates and Winning with the Masters, December, 1996 Overview of the Wrongful Death Law, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Post-legislative Retreat, July, 1996 Overview and Update of Wrongful Death Law, National Business Institute, June, 1996 Trial of the Wrongful Death Case, National Business Institute, June, 1996 McKernan's Louisiana Personal Injury Reporter, Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing Co., 1995 McKernan's Louisiana Personal Injury Reporter, Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing Co., 1994 Winning Strategies for Jury Selection in Louisiana, National Business Institute Paralegals and the Litigation Team in Louisiana, Institute for Paralegal Education Trial of a Personal Injury Case from A to Z, National Association of Legal Assistants Who's Your Lawyer, Gordon McKernan Injury Lawyers Christians & Car Wrecks, Vitalink Publishing
Classes/Seminars
Winning Strategies for Jury Selection in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, 1998 Preparation for Trial, Personal Injury and Litigation Seminar, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA, 1997 Update of Wrongful Death Law, Updates and Winning with the Masters, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA, 1996 Overview of Wrongful Death Law, Post-Legislative Retreat, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Carmel, CA, 1996 Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, 1996 What Does a Lawyer Do?, Ascension Alternative School, November 16, 2011 Dangers of Texting and Driving, National Save a Life Tour / Baton Rouge Safety Council What's Up With Your Life?, Glen Oaks High School Building the Kingdom Brick by Brick, First Baptist Church Plaquemine Trial of a Personal Injury Case from A to Z, National Association of Legal Assistants Marketing & Branding, Business Associates of Ascension, March 22, 2012 So You Want to Be a Lawyer, Mentorship Academy
Honors and Awards
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2005 - 2011 American Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2005 - 2011 Super Lawyers ®
Languages

English (Primary)
Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

Gamma Beta Phi

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