Kirk A. Guidry grew-up in Cut Off, Louisiana, and speaks fluent Cajun-French. After serving as Executive Assistant to the Governor of Louisiana, Guidry attended Southern University Law School. In 1991, Guidry finished first in his law school class. He received American Jurisprudence Awards in five subjects and served on the Moot Court Board. He began his association with the firm Due, Price, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews, P.A. as a law clerk during law school and continued as an attorney, participating in his first jury trial three days after being sworn in as an attorney, on October 11th, 1991.
Guidry currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and has been selected as Chairman of the LTLA's Auto Torts Section for 2005-2006.
Guidry has handled almost every kind of personal injury action, but has been especially successful in products liability and admiralty/maritime/offshore. Guidry has represented the families of the victims of defective automobiles and a microwave that caught fire, killing a child, and numerous victims of other products such as defectively designed and manufactured ICC underride guards, a tire that separated from its tread, and a defective crane. Guidry also represented a Turkish naval crew that was accidentally fired upon by a U.S. Naval vessel during war exercises and was one of the lead trial attorneys representing Louisiana crawfish farmers against a pesticide manufacturer that resulted in a $45 million dollar settlement during trial.
Guidry is married and has four children.