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Richard R. Kennedy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette, LA

Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy
309 Polk St
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: 337-232-1934
Fax: 337-232-9720
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2016
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 1965
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Transportation/Maritime (50%)
Attorney Profile

Richard R. Kennedy is recognized as one of Louisiana's pre-eminent trial attorneys in the practice areas of admiralty and maritime law, personal injury, civil trial practice, and appellate practice. He has recovered multimillion-dollar judgments and settlements for clients during his 40-plus year legal career. The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy is located in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mr. Kennedy is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to just 1 percent of the bar. In 1980, he became Louisiana's first attorney to be certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Law.

A graduate of University of Southwestern Louisiana at Lafayette, Mr. Kennedy received his law degree from Tulane University Law School. He practices in the state and federal courts in the areas of maritime personal injury and wrongful death involving offshore and inland drilling and workover rig accidents, accidents on any type of vessel, helicopter accidents, automobile and commercial truck accidents, and business and corporate litigation. He also handles appeals for his clients, other attorneys and law firms in cases before the state and federal appellate courts.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Transportation/Maritime

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2016

About Richard R. Kennedy

First Admitted: 1965

Professional Webpage: http://www.richardkennedy.com/about/richard-r-kennedy

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Faculty Member, Louisiana State University Law School Trial Advocacy Program, 1990 - Present
  • Louisiana, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, Moot Court Board
  • Numerous Bar Association Programs On Trial Advocacy
  • Member, Louisiana State University Law School Trial Advocacy Program (1990 - present)
  • Master of the Bench in the Acadiana and the John M. Duht Inns of Court (Emeritus)
  • Member, Master of the Bench in the American Inns of Court
  • Member, Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American College of Barristers (Senior Counsel)
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Louisiana Bar Association, 1965
  • Member, Maritime Bar Association, 1975
  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1998

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized as One of Louisiana's Preeminent Personal Injury Trial Attorneys
  • Recipient, Tulane Law School's Academic Scholarship, 1962
  • Winner of the Tulane Law School Moot Court Competition., 1965
  • Highest Rating - AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 1970
  • Outstanding Lawyers of American (Membership is Limited To 100 Attorneys in Each State and The District of Columbia), 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecture, Richard has Presented at L.S.U. Law School (1980 - present)

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Mr. Kennedy has recovered multi-million dollar judgments and settlements for clients during his 40-plus year legal career.

Educational Background

  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1962

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy., 1980
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Office Location for Richard R. Kennedy

309 Polk St
Lafayette, LA 70501

Phone: 337-232-1934

Fax: 337-232-9720

Last Updated: 4/30/2020

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