Gordon J. McKernan

Position: Attorney / Owner

Year Joined Firm: 1992

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Direct Phone: 225.888.8888

Toll Free Phone: 888.501.7888

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The staff is extremely welcoming, knowledgeable and professional….

Welcoming, Knowledgeable and Professional

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The staff is extremely welcoming, knowledgeable and professional. The office is in the perfect location and equipped with all of the bells and whistles necessary to operate a top of the line Law Office. I will continuously recommend the Gordon McKernan Law Office to my family and friends. They will treat you and your case like you’re family. #G

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The attorneys that handled our case were awesome…

Awesome Attorneys

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The attorneys that handled our case were awesome and very easy to work with. Kept us informed of what was going on through the entire process. I would highly recommend the Gordon Mckernan Injury Attorney team to anyone!! 5 Stars people!!!

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The Man!

When I wrecked my car I called on…

The Man!

Tommie W.—Facebook review

When I wrecked my car I called on the man, that man was Gordon. So you want to how I knew that he was the man is because he got more than I thought that I was going to get they kept me posted on every move keeping me in the grove, he also gave me the best gift that you can give to anyone the Holy Bible, what a man I got Gordon and he got it done.

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My wife and two of my children have…

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My wife and two of my children have used Gordon McKernan. We could not have handled the experience on our own. We lived in Gonzales when my wife and daughter were injured. They even helped my son when he moved to TX and had an accident there. My go to attorneys!

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Gordon is always there to help the unfortunate,…

Always There!

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Gordon is always there to help the unfortunate, by giving bicycles and car-seats away every year.

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About Gordon J. McKernan


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.

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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

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Classes/Seminars


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

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Honors and Awards

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2005 – 2011 American Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2005 – 2016 Super Lawyers®

Languages

English (Primary)
Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

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