William Goforth

Goforth & Lilley, APLC
PO Drawer 3563
109 Stewart Street
Lafayette, LA 70502

William H. Goforth obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from Louisiana State University School of Law in 1982 and his Bachelor in Social Sciences from Troy State University in 1977. He saw service during the Vietnam war and held intelligence rankings with the United States Army Security Agency as well as an Infantry rating. Bill is a managing partner in the firm of Goforth & Lilley and concentrates in personal injury, products liability, and litigation. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, having successfully completed jury and judge trials with verdicts of at least one million dollars. Mr. Goforth has been designated as a Fellow by the National College of Advocacy and is a sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and is a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He is also Senior Counsel Member of the American College of Barristers and a member of the Lafayette Barrister's Club. He is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Louisiana Courts, all United States District Courts in Louisiana, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the Chitimacha Tribal Court of the Chitimacha Nation. He is a member of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association and the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, where he served on the Boards of both groups. He is a past Delegate to the Louisiana Republican Convention. He co-wrote "Trial Advocacy in Louisiana"; "Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Law"; "How to Win Your Cases Using Settlement Brochures"; and "Presentation of Exhibits and Brochures at Trial". He is a frequent speaker on trial tactics, having spoken on topics such as trial advocacy, evidence, insurance issues, uninsured motorist insurance, and preparation of settlement packages, cross-examination, and has been a sponsor of the People's Law School on behalf of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association.