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Gordon J. McKernan - Baton Rouge, LA

5656 Hilton Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Baton Rouge Personal Injury -- Plaintiff Lawyer

Overview

Gordon McKernan graduated with his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he joined Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys 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 McKernan graduated with his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he joined Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys 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 30 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.

About Gordon J. McKernan

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney
  • Owner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1992

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish

Qualifications

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

Other Affiliations

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association (Member)
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1994 - 1996 (Executive Council)
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 - 1999 (Board of Governors)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (Member)
  • Safety Council Baton Rouge Chapter, August 30, 2010 - Present (Member)
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 - 2001 (Council of Directors)
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Million Dollar Advocates (Member)
  • PILMMA, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • Super Lawyers ® (Member)
  • APITLAmerica® (Member)

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992
    J.D.
    Honors: Moot Court
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989
    B.A.

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Gamma Beta Phi

Classes and 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

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Gordon J. McKernan

Included on the 2024 Louisiana list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Louisiana Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Gordon J. McKernan on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2005 - 2011
  • American Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015 - 2016
  • Super Lawyers®

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Office Information

Address

5656 Hilton Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Fax

  • (225) 926-1202

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; After hours and weekend appointments available.

Publication

Articles

  • 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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