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With over forty-seven (47) years of legal experience, including having been a United States Magistrate Judge, as well as a Federal and State Criminal Prosecutor, in addition to many years in private practice, William L. Goode is able to provide competent and thoughtful, but assertive, legal services in federal, state, and local courts. Mr. Goode is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, as well as Texas, and can practice law in most other jurisdictions on a pro hac vice basis.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Defense
  • Internet Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Felonies
  • Personal Injury
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
Admission Details
  • Admitted in 1972, Louisiana
  • 2001, Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Louisiana and Texas State Courts
  • Federal Courts: U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Additional Payment Information
  • Fixed hourly rates
  • Fixed fees available
  • Louisiana State University, Class of 1971, J.D.
  • Texas A & M University, Class of 1968, B.A.
  • Honorable Discharge, USAR Armor - Captain
Associations & Memberships
  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit
  • LA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • LA Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Hobbies & Interests
  • Gardening, recycling, fast cars