Areas of Practice
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1988
  • University of West Florida, B.A., 1981
  • St. Francis College, B.A., 1966
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1995 (Board-Certified Aviation Law Specialist)
  • Louisiana, 1988
  • Texas, 2006
Court Admissions
  • M.D. Fla.
  • N.D. Fla.
  • S.D. Fla.
  • E.D. La.
  • M.D. La.
  • W.D. La.
  • N.D. Tex.
William Joyce
Special Counsel
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8422 tel
504.582.8010 fax

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Bill Joyce is a Board Certified Aviation Law Specialist as certified by The Florida Bar. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 1988, in Florida in 1995, and in Texas in 2006. Mr. Joyce joined Jones Walker in 1988 after retiring from the United States Navy, where he was a Naval Aviator and Surface Warfare Officer. His practice focuses predominantly on litigation related to commercial and general aviation, as well as product liability matters for aircraft engine and component manufacturers, operators, and maintenance facilities. Mr. Joyce is a commercial pilot, helicopter and fixed-wing, and instrument rated. He has handled numerous bench and jury trials in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Texas, and Florida.


  • Listed in the 2011 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Aviation (also listed in 2010)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell



  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar (Aviation Law Committee and Aviation Law Certification Committee)
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Lawyer Pilot Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas