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With hundreds of $1 million and above settlements and verdicts, our law firm has exceeded over $1.5 billion in recoveries for our clients. Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has the resources, experience, background, and determination to obtain maximum justice for our all of clients in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Shreveport, Ascension, Livingston, Zachary, Hammond, Lake Charles and Monroe. Immigration law is complex and can be confusing. Immigration laws change regularly. With potential immigration reform taking place soon, you need lawyers you can trust with experience, knowledge, and skill to fight on your behalf.

If you are considering working or living in the United States or obtaining permanent resident status, do not try to handle these matters on your own. Only the attorneys at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys can help you along the way to protect your rights.

Benefits of working with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys:

  • Flexible plans & affordable prices
  • Attorneys who have successfully helped our immigration clients
  • Up-to-date on immigration law
  • Legal counsel in both Spanish & English

Practice Areas:

  • Admirality & Martine Law
  • Animal Bites – Plaintiff
  • Aviation Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Birth Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability – Plaintiff
  • Product Liability Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff

At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we feel honored and privileged to be attorneys in this great country of ours. In undertaking this responsibility, we are guided by strong beliefs and convictions that affect and determine how we represent our clients. Call Gordon McKernan today at 225-926-1234 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Gordon J. McKernan

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


  • 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 Memberships and Achievements:

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

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish


Shared Tobacco Settlement

Mass tort shared tobacco settlement results in a $575,000,000 settlement.


HMO verdict for Deceptive Insurance Practices

Deceptive Insurance Practices case settles for $222,000,000.


Chemical exposure

Mass tort settlement for chemical exposure case.


Mass Tort Settlement for Chemical Explosion

Mass tort settlement for a chemical explosion case.


Class action settlement for chemical exposure

Class action settlement for chemical exposure case.


Verdict for Brain Damaged Infant

A 1-1/2 year old and 2-1/2 year old sister fell into a pool at an apartment complex. The infant was brain damaged and later died, and the sister is now quadriplegic.


Class action settlement for exposure to pesticide

Class action settlement for exposure to pesticide.


Class action settlement for chemical exposure

Chemical exposure class action settlement.


Construction worker severely injured on the job

Our client was a construction worker that was severely injured on the job.


Defective bridge rail design causes double leg amputation

A defective bridge rail design causes severe auto accident resulting in a double leg amputation.


Commercial Big Truck Accident Causes Brain Injury to Young Boy

As a result of a commercial big truck accident, a young boy suffers brain injury.


Two Worker's Asbestos Exposure

Two former chemical plant workers dying of lung cancer won a $12.8 million state award, blaming their illness on asbestos used in industrial insulation.


Sexual assault in motel

A national motel chain settled out of court for what is said to be the largest settlement in a rape case.


Bicyclist Hit by Car

Bicyclist hit by car in Morgan City, LA. Case resulted in multiple serious long term injuries and a settlement of $8,415,000.


GSU gas explosion resulting in severe burns

Gas explosion resulted in a severe burn injury. $8,400,000 Verdict was obtained for our client in trial.


Low highway shoulder caused accident & paraplegia

An $8.25 million court award against the state Department of Transportation and Development was issued by Judge Edward Brent Dufreche.


Doctor Dies in Helicopter Crash Due to Defect in Fuel Mixture

A doctor dies as a result of a helicopter crash with defective fuel mixture, resulting in $8,025,000 verdict.


Explosion on boat causes burns over seaman's body

An explosion on boat causes burns on 70% of seaman's body.


Big Rig Hits Company Truck

Our client was involved in a wreck with a big rig that hit his company truck. Case resulted in serious injuries and a verdict of $7,650,750.


Highway Defect Causes Paraplegia

Our client suffered paraplegia from a wreck caused by a highway defect. $6,750,000 settlement.


Accident on oil platform causes brain damage

Oil rig worker settles for $6 million after suffering extensive facial fractures and brain damage.


18 Wheeler Rear End Wreck

$5,000,000 settlement for a 33-year old LPN, rear ended by an 18 Wheeler on I-12 in Baton Rouge.


British Petroleum Gulf of Mexico explosion causes wrongful death

The British Petroleum Gulf of Mexico explosion in 2010 was responsible for the wrongful death of our client.


Big Rig Accident Causes Serious Injuries

Big rig accident causes serious injuries and $4,200,000 settlement.


Neck injury causes paralysis

Our client suffered a neck injury that resulted in paralysis.


Pump casing fractured spraying client with chemical causing severe burns & later death

While working, the pump casing fractured spraying our client with a chemical, TiCl4, causing severe burns and later death.


Wrongful death in commercial trucking accident

A settlement has been reached in the case of a 1996 accident that claimed the lives of three Jones County residents.


Seven Figure Settlement in Injury Case

John Doe v. ABC Ins. Co. Settled for $3,750,000 in an injury case.


Truck Driver T Boned by 18 Wheeler

Our client, a truck driver, was hit by an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign and T boned his truck.


Brain damage with left hemiparesis after auto accident

Our client suffered from brain damage with left hemiparesis after an auto accident.


Wrongful Death Judgment Against Entergy

Judgment against Entergy for $3,260,000 for a wrongful death case.


Auto Wreck Results in Severe Injuries

Our client was involved in an auto wreck causing severe injuries and resulting in a verdict of $3,250,000.


Military Vehicle Hits Client resulting in wrongful death

Military vehicle pulled out in front of client resulting in a wrongful death and a verdict of $3,250,000.


Amusement Ride Injury

Our client suffered injuries falling from an amusement ride, resulting in a verdict of $3,000,000.


Double amputation of legs from electrical shock

An employee of an oil company suffered severe electrical shock when a gen pole came in contact with high power lines.

Baton Rouge Office
5656 Hilton Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Lafayette Office
1819 West Pinhook Rd., Suite 250
Lafayette, LA 70508

Alexandria Office
3008 Jackson St.
Alexandria, LA 71301

Shreveport Office
920 Pierremont Rd., Suite 220
Shreveport, LA 71106

Gonzales Office
220 S. Burnside Ave.
Gonzales, LA 70737
(Serving the Ascension area)

Denham Springs Office
1234 Del Este Ave., Ste. 501 Building 5
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(Serving the Livingston area)

Zachary Office
4361 Main St.
Zachary, LA 70791

Hammond Office
901 West Thomas St.
Hammond, LA 70401

Lake Charles Office
3042 Ryan St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Monroe Office
1500 North 19th St., Suite 604
Monroe, LA 71201

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