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Personal Injury

Civil Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Workers Compensation

Jeanette DeWitt-Kyle Louisiana Injury Attorney

Jeanette DeWitt-Kyle

Jeanette DeWitt-Kyle is a lifelong resident of Southwest Louisiana. She joined Stutes & Lavergne in 2012. Her practice focuses solely on helping people who have been injured in automobile, truck, industrial, work-related, and other serious accidents. She also helps people who have bad-faith claims against their own insurance companies. Her persistent, passionate advocacy has led to millions of dollars in recovery for her clients in both settlements and trial awards. Jeanette went to school in Moss Bluff and graduated from Sam Houston High School. After high school, she attended the McNeese State University Honors College, graduating summa cum laude in 2008 with two degrees, one in English and one in French. While she was in college, she worked a swing shift on the copy desk at the Lake Charles American Press. After college, Jeanette attended law school at Louisiana State University, graduating with honors in 2011. While in law school, Jeanette consistently earned high grades, including the top grades in her legal writing, family law seminar, Louisiana civil procedure, and family law classes. She was a member of the Moot Court Board and participated in the Law Center’s family law mediation clinic. Jeanette chose to return home to Lake Charles after law school. She clerked for Judge David Ritchie at the Fourteenth Judicial District Court before she joined Stutes & Lavergne. In 2015, she studied case presentation in Napa, Calif., with the well-known trial strategist Rodney Jew. She is a member of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, and Louisiana Association for Justice. Jeanette believes that a good education opens doors, and it is the duty of everyone who has benefited from their education to hold that door open for others. She teaches a U.S. Government class to tenth-graders at Bishop Noland High School, where is she is grateful for a chance to witness the origin story of future senators, surgeons, inventors, and writers. All of Jeanette’s career and personal achievements have had the unconditional support of her amazing husband, Trevor. They have two young children: a son and a daughter. In Jeanette’s spare time, she enjoys growing English roses, reading literary novels, and planning road trips with her family. She loves to learn and is always in the middle of a deep dive into a new and interesting subject. Her son is the same way; both he and his mom enjoy staying up past bedtime to talk about big ideas. Jeanette’s daughter belongs to a lineage of women who value their intellect and are unafraid to use it. She is already earning praise for carrying on the family tradition.

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