Michael L. Heaton
Michael Heaton is an associate of Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello. He is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Political Communication, from Louisiana State University in 2016. He graduated cum laude from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2019, earning a Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law.
While in law school, he served as Production Editor for the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources. His article, Distinguishing Bundles from Sticks: Determining Denominators in Regulatory Takings Cases Involving Severed Mineral Rights, was published in 2019; and he co-authored a report, Preliminary Options for Establishing Recreational Servitudes for Aquatic Access over Private Water Bottoms, submitted by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program in response to House Resolution 178 of the Louisiana Legislature in 2018. He is admitted to practice in Louisiana state and federal courts, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He loves baking, podcasts, board games, and riding his bike.
- 2019 – Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma from Louisiana State University Law School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Comparative Law, Cum Laude
- 2016 – Bachelor of Arts in mass communication, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Areas of Practice
- Contract Law
- Tort Law
- Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law
- Energy and Environmental Regulation
- Toxic Torts/Environmental Litigation
- Federal Civil Procedure
- Appellate Practice
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