Attorney and Owner, Gordon J. McKernan

In Legal Team by Click Here

Gordon J. McKernan


Position: Attorney/Owner

Year Joined Firm: 1992

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Direct Phone: 225.888.8888

Toll Free Phone: 888.501.7888

Email: getitdone@getgordon.com

Executive Assistant: Rusty LeBlanc

Visit My Personal Blog

 

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.

 

Injured? Get Gordon! Get it Done!

Anytime Attorney™

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 Preparation for Trial, Personal Injury and Litigation Seminar, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA Update of Wrongful Death Law, Updates and Winning with the Masters, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA Overview of Wrongful Death Law, Post-Legislative Retreat, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Carmel, CA Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Louisiana, National Business Institute, Baton Rouge, LA What Does a Lawyer Do?, Ascension Alternative School 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 So You Want to Be a Lawyer, Mentorship Academy Tort Society Luncheon, LSU Law Center Baton Rouge Paralegal Association

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


Gamma Beta Phi


Leave a Testimonial

Would you like to leave a testimonial for Gordon J. McKernan?

Write Your Testimonial