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WILLIAM L. GOODE

FOUNDER AND LEAD COUNSEL OF THE GOODE LAW FIRM

...NEVER, NEVER QUIT!!!

Honesty, integrity, experience and justice; these are the top qualities The Goode Law Firm has offered since 1972

The Goode Law Firm holds an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating in legal services. With this rating you can rest assured of very high to preeminent legal abilities and very high ethical standards. William L. Goode has been a seasoned legal practitioner, criminal prosecutor, and a former United States Magistrate Judge.

Practices in Local, State & Federal Courts

Criminal Defense & Personal Injury

Contact us now at (337) 234-0600 to begin your criminal defense or personal injury case.  FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.

BIOGRAPHICAL

William L. Goode was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on May 16, 1946.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to bar, 1972, Louisiana; Admitted to bar, 2001, Texas; 1973, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana; 1978, U.S. Supreme Court; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, and U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; 1984, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, and U.S. Claims Court.

EDUCATION

Texas A & M University (B.A., 1968); Louisiana State University (J.D., 1971). Phi Alpha Delta.

LEGAL WORK HISTORY

United States Magistrate Judge, Lafayette-Opelousas Division, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 1980-1983.  Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1977-1980.  Chief of Criminal Section, 1979-1980.  Assistant District Attorney, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, 1974-1977. Private Practice, 1972-1974 and 1983 to date.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member:  Lafayette Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association, Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit, American Association for Justice, Louisiana Association for Justice, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, formerly in the John M. Duhé, Jr., American Inn of Court (Master).

Parent Category: Statement Of Practice & Profiles Category: William L. Goode

Statement Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Sex Crimes
  • Internet Child Sex Solicitation/Pornography
  • Child Molestation
  • Sexual Battery
  • Indecent Behavior
  • Rape, Illegal Drugs,
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Maritime Accidents

Contact William L. Goode

1 (337) 234-0600 1 (337) 237-1614 (Fax) 812 Johnston Street, P.O. Drawer 3366 Lafayette, La 70502

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