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Michael Colomb Joins Global Maritime Ministries Board as Vice President

Feb 9, 2024

Dodson Hooks, a premier Louisiana law firm specializing in maritime law, is delighted to announce that Michael Colomb, a prominent attorney within the...

Kenny Hooks and Price Mounger obtained a $13 million dollar Baton Rouge jury verdict

May 19, 2013

Kenny Hooks and Price Mounger obtained a $13 million dollar Baton Rouge jury verdict to widow and children of a deceased construction worker.

Jerry Dodson obtained a $2.5 million dollar settlement

May 16, 2013

Jerry Dodson obtained a $2.5 million dollar settlement for leg injury leading to the wrongful death of an offshore worker from India.

Kenny Hooks obtained a $1+ million dollar award for accounting malpractice settlement

May 10, 2013

Kenny Hooks obtained a $1+ million dollar award for accounting malpractice settlement.


Documents signed by 18 early U.S. presidents part of $1 million collection donated by Jerry Dodson to LSU law center

Feb 9, 2024

In mid-2017, two LSU officials thought they were going to get a big donation. They ended up getting a lot more than they bargained for. Baton Rouge attorney Jerry Dodson’s collection of maritime memorabilia, which includes documents signed by 18 of America’s first 19 presidents, now decorates the first-floor lobby of LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center, an exhibit that will be officially dedicated on Friday. Dodson was finalizin...

From Sea to Shining Sea

Feb 9, 2024

Jerry Dodson (Science, ’64; Law, 66’), an international maritime and personal injury lawyer, has created the LSU Law Center’s first endowed chair in maritime law and donated a maritime art collection, to be displayed in the Law Center’s lobby, valued at more than $1 million. He hopes that his gifts will spark an interest in maritime law, a division of law that he believes is invaluable to the economy of the U.S., specifica...

Product Recalls Highlight Dangers of Defective Goods

Sep 20, 2023

We depend upon many different products every single day. From waking up in the morning to going to sleep at night, many of us interact with things that are designed to make our lives easier. They have become such an integral part of our lives that we rarely think twice about these products, that is, until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, not all products work they way they are intended to work. There have been countless stories of defective ...

Distracting Driving Remains National Concern

Sep 24, 2023

By now, many of us are familiar with the dangers of distracted driving. We may think we are safe drivers or can multitask while behind the wheel, but taking our eyes off the road even for a split second can have life-long consequences. The number of serious or fatal car accidents caused by distracted drivers is a major concern for federal and state government agencies. But despite the attention, there are still a large number of distracted dri...

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Dodson Family Endows Professorship in Honor of Yiannopoulous

Feb 9, 2024

“LSU Law never had a better friend,” said Richard J. “Jerry” Dodson, about former LSU Professor A.N. Yiannopoulous. Dodson and...

Dodson & Hooks Endowed Chair in Maritime Law

Feb 9, 2024

The Dodson & Hooks Endowed Chair in Maritime Law was established in 2019 thanks to a gift made by the Dodson & Hooks, APLC law firm....

$13 Million Dollar Jury Verdict to Single Mother of Two; Husband Killed in Bridge Collapse

May 18, 2012

Just before 10 p.m., a 12 member Baton Rouge jury presided over by the Honorable Judge Janice Clark, finally provided closure to the family of Mr. Ulv...


How do I know if my Case is eligible for consideration by Dodson & Hooks?

Dodson & Hooks will consider handling serious cases which arise in the areas of personal injury, maritime wage claims, toxic tort, class action, property damage, environmental damage, commercial litigation, and other serious personal injury claims.

How do I submit my Case for consideration to Dodson & Hooks?

Initially, a Case may be submitted to Dodson & Hooks by e-mail, telephone, facsimile, or letter. Please include a brief summary of your case along with your personal and contact information. We will then contact you for any additional information required to adequately evaluate your Case.

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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and The Gulf Coast Restoration Plan

Dec 30, 2014

Transocean owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon, a mobile offshore drilling unit, in the Gulf of Mexico. As the owner, Transocean leased the drill...

Throwing the Baby Out with the Oil Spill: The Battle Between the Federal Government and Those Affected by the Moratorium

Dec 30, 2014

Sometimes the only thing worse than an unplanned disaster is an overreaction meant to be the solution. The events following the BP Oil Spill could be ...

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Dec 30, 2014

On the night of March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez, a supertanker over nine hundred feet in length and charged with carrying crude oil from the end of t...

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