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William R. Dejean


William R. Dejean Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg


William DeJean is a Partner at Kelley Kronenberg, handling matters related to all aspects of liability and casualty defense with a focus on third-party insurance defense.  William has extensive litigation experience handling a variety of “National Flood Insurance Program” (NFIP), environmental, municipal, police, and insurance defense matters.

William has a history of defending “Write-Your-Own” (WYO) insurance carriers in the “National Flood Insurance Program” (NFIP) on a nationwide basis. William has tried several NFIP cases, with zero or de minimis judgments and has also prevailed at the U.S. Court of Appeal level.

William earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans, where he majored in Secondary Education. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School.

  • Louisiana 
  • Tulane Law School, J.D., 1993, Certificate in Environmental Law  
  • University of New Orleans, B.A., 1988
  • Cruey v. First American Flood Data Services, Inc., 174 F.Supp.2d 525 (E.D. Ky. 2001)
  • Joseph v. Port of New Orleans, et al., 2002 WL 342424 (E.D. La. Mar. 4, 2002)(J. Engelhardt)
  • Shuford v. Fidelity Nat’l. P&C Ins. Co., 508 F.3d 1337 (11th 2007)
  • Marseilles Homeowners Condo. Assn., Inc. V. Fidelity Nat’l. Ins. Co., 542 F.3d 1053 (5th 2008)
  • Pye v. Fidelity Nat’l. P&C Ins. Co., 805 F.3d 204 (5th 2015)

Practice Areas

Accolades, Associations & News

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana