5656 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
1234 Del Este Ave Ste 501
Denham Springs, LA 70726
220 S Burnside Ave
Gonzales, LA 70737
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Zachary, LA 70791
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Gordon McKernan is a Louisiana personal injury attorney and the founder of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys. With an illustrious career spanning several decades, McKernan’s unwavering commitment to justice and his tenacious approach to legal representation have garnered him and his law firm respect and recognition throughout Louisiana.
McKernan was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he graduated from U-High in 1984. After completing his primary education, McKernan pursued his higher studies at Louisiana State University (LSU) and earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in 1988. He continued his education at Loyola University in New Orleans, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1992.
Following his graduation from law school, McKernan joined his father’s law firm, McKernan Law Firm, where he honed his legal skills and gained invaluable experience. In 2009, he assumed leadership of the firm, which has since been renamed Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys. Under McKernan’s stewardship, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has expanded to become one of the largest and most successful law firms in the region. With over 200 employees, including 50+ attorneys, and 12 office locations, the firm continues to provide exceptional legal representation to clients across Louisiana.
Growing up, McKernan’s family instilled in him the values of hard work, determination, and resilience. These qualities shaped his future endeavors and contributed to his remarkable success in the legal field. As the owner of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, his law firm upholds these same values of hard work, determination, and resilience in its tireless pursuit of justice and unwavering dedication to its clients.
McKernan practices law in all Louisiana Courts, Mississippi Courts, and Texas State Courts and 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 involving injuries such as brain injuries, amputations, fractures, burns, and various disk injuries. McKernan has represented thousands of clients throughout the state of Louisiana and has personally handled over 40 cases with a verdict value exceeding $1,000,000.
As a testament to his legal expertise and dedication to his clients, McKernan has received numerous accolades and awards throughout his career. He has been recognized as a Louisiana Super Lawyer, a distinction awarded to only a select few attorneys who have demonstrated excellence in their practice areas. Additionally, he is a member of prestigious legal organizations such as the American Association for Justice and the Louisiana Association for Justice.
Apart from his legal achievements, McKernan is also actively involved in philanthropic endeavors. His commitment to helping others extends beyond the courtroom, as he has generously supported various initiatives focused on aiding those in need. McKernan and his law firm have dedicated countless hours of volunteer work and financial resources to support and uplift various organizations across Louisiana, including Mary Bird Perkins Foundation, American Cancer Society, Turner Syndrome Foundation, Redstick CARES, Miracle League, Sickle Cell Foundation of Baton Rouge, and Companion Animal Alliance, among many others.
Additionally, McKernan is active in hosting community-based events to support children, families, and neighborhoods throughout the state. McKernan, under his charity arm, Gordon Gives, has launched his Bike Giveaway, Backpack Giveaway, Car Seat Giveaway, Gordon’s Grads, and more. These events and initiatives present McKernan with the opportunity to give back to the local communities and connect with residents in an effort to better serve them.
Beyond his professional and philanthropic endeavors, McKernan is a family man. In 1991, he married his high school sweetheart, Shannon Field McKernan, and together they have been blessed with four children: Riley, Meredith, Charlotte, and John Gordon. He values spending time with his loved ones and enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, golfing, fishing, and hunting.
WALK-UP SONG: Get Gordon Jingle
FAVORITE MEAL: Dearman’s cheeseburger
PASSION/HOBBY: reading, traveling, cooking. Hunting, fishing, community, family
GO-TO DESTINATION: Aspen, Colorado
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE: Daniel Day-Lewis
PROUDEST MOMENT: The birth of my four children.
IF YOU HAD ONE DO-OVER: I would have stuck it out with basketball longer.
BEST ADVICE: Stay curious. Stay hungry. Stay humble.