Kenny H. Hooks III

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone:  225-235-3380
Toll Free:  855-515-1257
Toll Free:  808-231-6797
Fax:  808-231-6797

Kenny H. Hooks III

Attorney Kenneth H. Hooks III manages one of the firms catastrophic injury sections. Kenny focuses his practice on providing excellent representation to the few clients chosen by the section’s rigorous case selection. Kenny has practiced international maritime law for over 13 years as well as prosecuting horrific injury claims as a result of crashes, explosion burns, workplace injuries and deaths, hospital errors and very large commercial claims all on a pure contingency basis. Mr. Hooks helps bring justice to individuals, businesses and professionals who have been wronged by others through both state and federal courts in Louisiana and throughout the United States as well as internationally.

Mr. Hooks’ practice has been built on the trust of other lawyers who refer and partner with him to represent the catastrophically injured and families of individuals, Jones Act Seamen, offshore workers, who have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed. Mr. Hooks has successfully represented clients and has collected tens of millions of dollars for clients who have been seriously burned, paralyzed, brain damaged, drowning victims and killed. Representative clients include international labor unions, Jones Act seaman and offshore workers, Louisiana business owners, legal professionals in malpractice disputes, landowner pollution disputes, vessel owners in collisions, seamen injured on land, throughout the United States and in international waters, longshoremen, oil and gas company claims in major oilfield blowouts, qui tam actions, class actions involving patients claims versus physicians, chemical exposures, and oil spills. Mr. Hooks is a member of the leading team of maritime lawyers who represent injured parties in the British Petroleum Oil catastrophe that occurred off the coast of Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mr. Hooks is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, American and Louisiana Association of Justice, the Maritime Law Association. He has served as the attorney for the Louisiana State Democratic Party and is currently an adjunct professor of law teaching Admiralty and Maritime Personal Injury at the Southern Louisiana University Law Center. The firm’s foreign clients’ language accommodations are handled in house through individuals associated locally.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. – May 1997
  • Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana
    • B.S. summa cum laude – December 1993
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    • Major: Finance
    • Minor: Management

Representative Clients

  • International Transport Workers’ Federation


  • Primer on Maritime Vessel Automated Information Systems, Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Statutory Immunities, Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law (Second and Third-year law students), Southern Louisiana University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Maritime Personal Injury (Second and Third-year law students), Southern Louisiana University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Primer on United States Maritime Law, Forum Selection and Forum Non- Conveniens, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

Honors and Awards

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers 2011 – 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Admiralty Executive Committee
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Democratic Party, Executive Committee

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