Client Testimonials

Kathleen Mason

Kathleen Mason’s son was facing life in prison when she came to see Andy DeJean. Mr. DeJean fought very hard to ensure that her son would be able to be released at a young age and get the chance to enjoy the rest of his life.

Darby Griffin

Mr. Griffin was charged with a hit and run crash fatality and went to trial twice. The first trial was declared a mistrial due to a hung jury. Andy DeJean continued to represent Mr. Griffin in the second trial and the jury returned with a unanimous not-guilty verdict.

Mr. DeJean does not quit halfway through a fight. He will continue fighting for his clients until the case is won.

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Shane Grimmett

“I hired Mr. Felix DeJean IV to represent me in a criminal matter about 3 years ago. Mr. DeJean was my 3rd attorney to represent me in my criminal matter. I was charged with misapplication of construction funds. Mr. DeJean is a listener and an attorney that immediately goes in to resolve matters. He got right down to the facts of the case with the district attorney. The charges against me were dismissed. The reason why is because I had an attorney who listened to the facts and explained the facts. After the charges were dismissed I hired Mr. DeJean to represent me in the civil matter against the entity that pressed criminal charges against me. The bottom line is that Mr. DeJean not only proved my innocence, but he recovered almost 2 million dollars for my family company against the individuals who wrongfully accused ME of misappropriating funds. The matter was very complex, but Mr. Dejean’s took these guys head. He is not only a great attorney, but has gotten to be a friend that I can count on.”

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Client Success

We are proud of the results we have achieved for our clients, including millions of dollars in settlements, as well as Not Guilty verdicts in complex cases with tough odds. Our victories stem from two factors: our aggressive, never-quit attitude and our ability to work side-by-side with our clients as we explore every angle that might benefit them. Nothing is off limits as we fight for your rights or your recovery.

Here are some examples of our recent successes.

NOT GUILTY

Our client was charged with a Hit and Run fatality, and the case went to trial twice. The first ended in a mistrial due to a hung jury. We continued to represent our client in a second trial, and despite the state introducing evidence that he was over the legal alcohol limit, the jury returned with a unanimous Not Guilty verdict.

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Criminal charges dropped. Tables turned. $2.2 million settlement in fraud suit.

A client came to us having been wrongly accused of felony theft in a commercial construction case. We were able to get those charges dismissed. Subsequently, we filed a civil lawsuit and eventually proved that it was actually the accusers who had committed fraud. The company had stolen money from our client and his subcontractors in a financial shell game. We recovered a $2.2 million settlement to make our client and his subcontractors whole.

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Maximum Recovered for Personal Injury Case

In this case, our client had injuries to his neck, cervical spine, chest, head, and multiple sprains and contusions from a car accident with an underinsured motorist. Our office was able to recover the maximum from the defendant tort fessor and the maximum from his UM (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) as well as negotiate his medical bills down to compensate him for his injuries, pain, and suffering.

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Andy,
     This month, August, is one year since I had my car accident. I just wanted to say "Thank You" Again for all the Hard Work and Patience you put into my Case. Please tell Kristin, and your entire staff I said Thanks Again. My brother "Ron" said to tell you "Hello" also.
Sincerely,
David J. Sancho
August 19, 2016

$4.5 million settlement in a maritime accident

In this case, we were able to recover $4.5 million in damages under the Jones Act for our client, who was injured while working on a barge in the Mississippi River. A faulty steel cable broke and wrapped around our client’s leg. As a result of the accident, he lost one leg and over the next two years, fought to keep the other. He died after a grueling battle, in part due to a pre-existing heart condition. Even though our client had an existing unrelated health condition, we were able to win Survival Action in this case, which allowed us to recover for pain and suffering from the time of the injury until his death and for his economic losses.

$1.335 million settlement for a client injured in a motorcycle accident

Our client was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by a distracted motorist. Our client sustained a serious back injury and we recovered more than $1.3 million in damages.

$10 million in damages after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Thus far, the DeJean Law Office team has recovered $10 million in damages for a group of South Louisiana shrimpers, dock owners, large vessel owners and other businesses after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused massive loss of habitat and income due to negligence.

$1.2 million settlement in a product liability case

We recovered $1.2 million under the Louisiana Product Liability Act for a plant worker who was injured while erecting a massive steel conveyor system. A faulty component of the machinery detached and crushed our client’s leg, also injuring his head, back and arm.

$778,000 Jury Verdict in a car accident caused by an underinsured motorist

Felix “Andy” DeJean won $778,000 for a client who was injured in a car accident after being hit by an underinsured motorist. In addition to recovering damages for injuries, we were also able to recover damages from the carrier of his Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Policy when we proved the carrier acted in bad faith. We proved the company was being arbitrary and capricious by not settling the claim. In this one-two punch, we settled with the tortfeasor (the defendant), and we took the carrier to trial. The jury awarded damages plus penalties against the insurance company.

$500,000 Jury Verdict for an unsupervised youth injury

A minor who was playing basketball at a private residence sustained a head injury after he was pushed onto concrete by a group of overly aggressive kids. We recovered the maximum amount of liability at the trial from the parent defendant for $500,000.

NOT GUILTY

Our client was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. End result: not guilty and our client was able to get his life back on track.

$105,000 in a Workers Compensation settlement

Workers Compensation cases are notoriously challenging, but in this case we secured a strong settlement for a physician’s assistant who was injured on job.

$250,000 settlement in a train-car collision

In a case involving a train-car collision, we recovered a $250,000 settlement from a national railroad company when a motorist was hit by a train.

$125,000 in a “Slip and Fall” supermarket incident

Premise liability or “Slip and Fall” cases are challenging for plaintiffs to win, but DeJean Law Office won a $125,000 settlement for a client who fell at a supermarket and suffered back injuries.

$125,000 in an auto accident

In this automobile accident, our client sustained soft tissue back injuries and we won her a $125,000 settlement.

Honors and Recognition

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Louisiana

Named as one of the TOP 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Louisiana by The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Individuals are chosen through a meticulous, independent selection process recognizing the preeminent criminal defense attorneys in each state.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

In 2015 Andy was recognized as a Top 100 trial lawyer in the nation by The National Trial Lawyers. It is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

The National Trial Lawyers stated that “Each of our distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the finest and best lawyers in America.”

The American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA)

Invited to become a member of The American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA)—a national organization of premier attorneys actively practicing law. Only those demonstrating the highest professional standards of ethics, exceptional legal credentials and a dedication to premier representation of their clients are invited to join this exclusive organization.

Best Attorneys for the State of Louisiana

Named one of the 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Louisiana from The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Voted on by the board, clients and peers, this recognition demonstrates an attorney’s commitment to the field of criminal law and his or her clients.

Who’s Who Award

The Who’s Who Directories, a New York based biographical publication company, distinguishes and profiles leading professionals who demonstrate recognizable success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of individual accomplishments and achievement within the North American community.