Kenny H. Hooks III


Dodson & Hooks
112 Founders Drive
Baton Rouge
LA 70810

Tel: 855-515-1257
Fax: 225-756-0025


Attorney Kenneth H. Hooks III manages one of the firm’s catastrophic injury sections. Kenny focuses his practice on providing excellent representation to the clients the firm chooses to represent. Kenny has practiced international maritime law for over 13 years as well as prosecuting injury and death claims resulting from crashes, fires and explosion, burns, work place injuries and medical malpractice errors, as well as handling large commercial claims, all on a pure contingency fee 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, throughout the United States and 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 members of international labor unions, Jones Act seaman and offshore workers, Louisiana business owners, legal professionals in malpractice disputes, landowners involving pollution issues , vessel owners in collisions, seamen whether injured on water or on land in the United States and in international waters, longshoremen, oil and gas company claims in major oilfield blow outs, qui tam actions, class actions, patient 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 Law at the Southern Louisiana University Law Center. The firm’s foreign clients’ language accommodations are handled in house through individuals associated locally.

The law firm of Dodson & Hooks, APLC, brings a unique approach to personal injury law, maritime law and medical malpractice. We partner with individuals and businesses alike, both before and during conflict, which lets us work to bring about as rapid a resolution as possible. When litigation is unavoidable, we are able to stand up for our clients’ rights with extensive experience and resources.
We believe in personal attention, and to that end, meet with and communicate directly with our clients. Our principal partners — Jerry and Kenny — work with our clients and develop interpersonal relationships, which is a key foundation of our firm. You can trust our commitment to you and the level of service that we can provide throughout your case.

While our firm is located in Baton Rouge and we have handled cases throughout the state of Louisiana, we have also represented individuals, companies, unions and conglomerates across the world, including Russia, China, Japan, Philippines, Poland, India, Chile, Ukraine and many others.

We are selective with our client base, which allows us to maintain a high quality product, while maintaining our flexibility and accessibility. We also use nontraditional fee arrangements. Our firm works on a contingency basis, by the hour or a combination of both. The nature of our practice allows us to mobilize and execute a particular strategy rapidly. Whether that means a last minute deposition or a trip out of the country, our dedication is the same.

“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.”