Born in Opelousas, Michael V. Ardoin has practiced law throughout Acadiana since 1995 primarily focusing on car crashes and 18-Wheeler/big rig accidents (including injuries to the neck, shoulders, arms, back, legs and headaches suffered by clients), contract review, preparation, and disputes, oil and gas transactions, plus litigation involving mineral title ownership and royalty disputes. Ardoin participated with a team of attorneys that successfully recovered over $200 million from underpayments of oil severance taxes and royalties due the state of Louisiana. Ardoin's experience also includes work as a Landman for a major Oil and Gas Company, lien filing, collections work, and real estate transactions including notes and mortgages. He has volunteered time representing clients with family law issues. Ardoin is accepting criminal law cases focusing on clients who have been charged with DWI/DUI and traffic offenses.
Ardoin is a 1988 graduate of Texas A&M University and 1991 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law and represent injured clients in both Louisiana and Texas.
Over the past 25 years, memberships include: the Louisiana State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Lafayette Parish Bar Association; Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers; Louisiana Association for Justice; American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, and the John M. Duhe, Jr., American Inn of Court. Ardoin is admitted to practice in all state courts in Louisiana and Texas as well as the U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Ardoin has volunteered as an assistant coach for youth baseball and soccer teams. He is married to Beth Ardoin, originally from Eunice, and has three children.