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Kenneth Henry Hooks III

Kenneth Henry Hooks III

Practice areas:

Admiralty & Maritime, Personal Injury

About Me

Attorney Kenneth H. Hooks III 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, work place 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.

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.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Admiralty & Maritime: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Glenn A Lieberman

    I endorse Mr. Hooks. He is perhaps the most knowledgeable lawyer in the area Admiralty and Maritime litigation.


    Glenn Lieberman Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Kenneth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dodson & Hooks, APLC

112 Founders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA, 70810-3824


LAEligible to practice law199707/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDodson & Hooks, APLC1996 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMemberN/A
Southeastern Admiralty Law InstituteMemberN/A
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Baton Rouge Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Louisiana Association for JusticeBoard of GovernorsN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Spruel v. Bell of Baton RougeConfidential Settlement in the millions of dollars.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1993