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William "Joe" Heaton
Associate, Lafayette
822 Harding Street
P.O. Box 52008
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503


Joe is an energy litigator practicing in the firm’s Lafayette office. 

Joe received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where he served on the SBA Committee on Safety, Sensitivity, and Sustainability and as the SBA Ethics Committee Chair.  He also received his Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he completed his thesis, “Exploring relationships between stress and olfaction as mediated by neuropeptide y.” 



  • SBA Ethics Committee, Chair
  • SBA Committee on Safety, Sensitivity, and Sustainability


  • Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, National Champions, 2019
  • Tullis Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist, Runner-up Best Individual Oralist, 2018
  • Flory Trial Competition, Quarterfinalist, 2018
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade: Contracts I and Securities Regulation

After Hours

"My favorite way to pass the time is anything that involves being outside with my family. I also love playing tennis and watching college sports."