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William H. “Bill” Goforth is a seasoned attorney with 36 years of experience. He has successfully tried cases involving deaths and injuries occurring during railroad-vehicle collisions, 18-wheeler collisions, drunk driver automobile collisions, automobile collisions, defective roadways, electrocutions from high voltage power lines, medical malpractice, and motorcycle accidents.

Bill’s experience includes automobile collision claims, all types of commercial truck personal injury cases, highway defect cases, products liability, construction cases, worker’s compensation cases, and has many years of litigation experience.

Bill belongs to many professional organizations and holds a variety of awards and honors. He’s taught numerous classes and seminars on a variety of topics. He’s a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans Association. Bill serves on the board for the Methodist Children’s Home and is active in veteran affairs. Bill is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice Law, by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  Bill has been recognized as a Diplomate of Trial Advocacy by the National College of Advocacy.  He has been listed as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Louisiana by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Bill is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he is listed as a Super Lawyer.

Bill received his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University Law School in 1982 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Troy State University in 1977.

Areas of Practice
  • 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents/Big Truck Accidents
  • Car & Truck Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Automobile Wrecks
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Off Shore Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
Admission Details
  • Admitted in 1992, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • 1982, Louisiana and U.S. District Court, Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Louisiana
  • 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana and U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 1999, Chi Timacha Tribal Court of Louisiana
Law School Attended
  • Louisiana State University, Class of 1982, Juris Doctorate
University Attended
  • Troy State University, Class of 1977, Bachelor of Science
Birth Information
  • Born November 28, 1947, Norfolk, Virginia
  • U.S. Army, 1965-1969
Associations & Memberships
  • Lafayette Parish and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • American Association of Justice
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocacy