Heath Dillon Law LLC

Heath Dillon Law LLC

Heath Dillon Law LLC is owned, operated and run by Heath Dillon, Attorney-at-Law. Heath is a veteran, former JAGC Major and retired Department of the Army civilian attorney with over 24 years of legal experience.

Firm Overview

Small enough to know clients' needs and experienced enough to get the job done!

Heath Dillon was raised in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. He attended college at Northwestern State University for undergraduate studies, where he graduated with honors. Heath then attended the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He has been happily married to Kelly Schwartz Dillon, also from Vernon Parish, for over 27 years. Together, Heath and Kelly are the proud parents of three young men. All reside in Leesville, Louisiana.

Heath was admitted to practice law in Louisiana in September of 1996. After law school, Heath was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, where he served on active duty for 8 years in the ranks of First Lieutenant, Captain and Major. Heath earned the following medals during his military service: Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.

In 2004, Heath resigned his commission as an Army officer in order to work for the Department of the Army at the Fort Polk Office of the Staff Judge Advocate as a civilian attorney. Heath worked in various positions within the Fort Polk legal offices, but spent most of his time as the senior and supervising attorney over the Fort Polk Administrative Law Office. There, Heath was responsible for providing legal guidance, advice and consultation to the senior leadership, management and supervisory staff of Fort Polk in broad ranging areas of the law such as contracts, labor and employment law, military investigations, regulatory and statutory interpretation, real estate and environmental law, as well as many other legal fields. Then, in the Summer of 2019, Heath retired from federal civilian service and began practice as an attorney in Leesville, Louisiana.

With over 24 years of legal practice, Heath has a proven record of legal excellence and dedication to service. While in the Army, Heath prosecuted Soldiers in Courts-Martial as a military prosecutor and also served as a prosecutor for the US Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana for civilian offenses committed on Fort Polk. Heath later defended Soldiers accused of crime or facing adverse administrative action when he served as the senior and supervising criminal defense counsel for the Fort Polk military installation. Heath stands ready and well-suited to serve the Vernon Parish, Beauregard Parish and Fort Polk communities in areas of criminal defense (both civilian and military), along with defending military chapter actions, boards of inquiry and/or GOMOR rebuttals.

Heath also has over a decade of experience in federal labor and employment law and is particularly well qualified to represent individuals facing adverse personnel action within the federal government workplace. Further, Heath has years of experience in the area of workplace discrimination, and is perfectly qualified and experienced to represent employees in claims of workplace discrimination.

For the last year as a civilian, non-government attorney, Heath has served as a criminal law public defender for the 30th Judicial District of Louisiana (Vernon Parish). In this role, Heath has handled volumes of criminal cases covering the full spectrum of severity of offense. Heath is particularly experienced in representing traffic offenses in need of special consideration along with DWI / DUIs.

At Heath Dillon Law LLC, we look forward to making a positive difference in your life. We will work hard to repay the trust you give us by retaining our services. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Main Office

Main Office
300 Courthouse Street
Leesville, LA 71446

Phone

(337) 239-2244

Fax

(337) 239-4186

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free Initial Consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

DWI / DUI Defense - $3000 flat fee

Hourly Rates

$200/hour

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

Office Manager

Heath Dillon

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

English

Criminal Defense

Heath Dillon Law LLC focuses on people and on resolving legal issues in a way that minimizes disruption and negative impacts to the lives of his clients and to those his clients love and support. A commitment to excellence in the practice of law!

A results oriented law practice with years of experience, Heath Dillon Law LLC provides professional, competent and compassionate legal services. Heath Dillon brings years of experience as a military and federal prosecutor to work for his clients in the defense of all categories and levels of criminal offenses. Heath will work to get the best results possible.
Heath also has well over a decade of experience in the areas of federal employment law - adverse actions against employees, discrimination, harassment, etc. Heath will bring the knowledge, experience and sound judgement needed to make your employment law case a success.
Heath also has over two decades of experience in military law and is the most experienced attorney in the area to represent you in all matters of military law, including courts-martial defense, administrative separation boards, office elimination boards, GOMORs, FLIPLs, etc.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Heath believes a client should and must take an active role in his / her legal representation. Only together can we reach the optimal results for you and your interests.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Heath Dillon is uniquely experienced and qualified to best represent the interests of the Vernon Parish, Beauregard Parish and Fort Polk communities. Heath knows what it means to serve, having spent 8 years on active duty with the Army and reaching the rank of Major. Following those eight years, Heath served and retired from civilian service as a senior and supervising attorney for the Fort Polk military installation. He understands the challenges of military life, and is here to aggressively serve and represent the interests of his clients. Heath's years of experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney set him apart from most of his colleagues.
Moreover, Heath served as the Army's employment law attorney for several years before then supervising the function of labor and employment law at Fort Polk for over a decade. Heath is particularly well experienced and qualified to represent the interests of the federal employee against any adverse action or while prosecuting any claim of harassment, discrimination or reprisal. Heath Dillon is the only attorney in the area with the experience, knowledge and know-how to effectively represent the Fort Polk civilian community in their labor and employment law matters.
At Heath Dillon Law, you get the very best - experience, intelligence, professionalism and work ethic. Put Heath's talents to work for you today.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Absolutely. I welcome the direct involvement of a client in preparing his own documents. This can potentially save a client time and money.

Heath Dillon

Heath Dillon Law LLC

Heath Dillon, Attorney at Law, is a husband and a father of three. He enjoys time with his family, sporting activities, hunting, fishing and the practice of law.
Heath is a veteran of the US Army where he served 8 years on active duty as a JAGC Officer, reaching the rank of Major before resigning his commission to work as a civilian attorney employee for the Army at Fort Polk, Louisiana. There, Heath spent the majority of his service as the Chief of the Administrative and Civil Law Division directly responsible for the legal guidance and advice given to the the installation senior leadership, management and supervisors in all areas of the law.

Heath has years of experience as a prosecutor, both for the Army as well as for the US Attorney's Office as a Special Assistant US Attorney. Heath also spent years defending Soldiers at Courts-Martial, as the Senior Defense Counsel at Fort Polk.

Aside from Heath's familiarity and abilities in criminal defense and intimate knowledge of all matters of military law, Heath is particularly experienced in federal employment law matters. Heath is the most qualified, best choice, hands down, in his geographic area for representing federal employees against adverse personnel action or in prosecuting claims of discrimination, harassment or reprisal. Heath's years of service as the Fort Polk employment law attorney, and then as the supervisor over the employment law function on Post, give him an insider's advantage in understanding the process of representing federal employees.

After over 24 years of legal service to the Army, as a Soldier and civilian attorney, Heath Dillon is now ready to put his experience, insight and sharp legal abilities to work for the Vernon Parish, Beauregard Parish and Fort Polk communities. Heath is intelligent, compassionate toward his clients' needs and absolutely effective at reaching positive results. Put his unique abilities to work for you!

License

Bar Number: 24270
Louisiana, 1996

Education

Northwestern State University
Bachelor of Science, 1993

LSU - Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Juris Doctor, 1996

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