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The Goode Law Firm

Experience Matters

Former United States Magistrate Judge, Former Federal & State Criminal Prosecutor, Over 41 years of legal experience, U.S. District Court, Assistant District Attorney

Criminal Defense & Personal Injury

The Goode Law Firm

City, State & Federal Courts

Legal litigation in local, state and federal courts


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Experience Matters

AV Rating By Martindale Hubbell

  • Overall Peer Rating Of 5 Out Of 5
  • #1 in weekly profile views out of 1,180 lawyers in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • #1 in weekly profile views out of 1,453,835 total lawyers overall

Extensive Experience

  • Former United States Magistrate Judge
  • Former Federal & State Criminal Prosecutor
  • Over 38 years of legal experience
  • U.S. District Court
  • Assistant District Attorney