New Iberia Attorney Eric HaikEric Haik is a native of New Iberia and the youngest son of three of his colleague and father, Theodore M. Haik, Jr. Eric is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he actively participated and served as President of SigmaNu Fraternity. He was also active in the University’s Inter Fraternal Council. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Law Center in 2002. Eric has continued his education since graduation with annual attendance at numerous legal training seminars on various aspects of the law.

Eric has served as President of the Iberia Cajun Kiwanis Club and has recently graduated from the Leadership Iberia IX program, which is sponsored by the Iberia Parish Chamber of Commerce.

Eric’s legal practice consists of a very diverse workload, including Federal criminal defense where he is a panel member of the Western District Federal Indigent Defender Board which consists of criminal defense attorneys that are appointed by the court to represent and defend persons who are unable to afford an attorney in the Federal Court system. Eric also practices workers’ compensation, maritime, personal injury/ accident, business and contractual law, state court criminal defense and third party hospital collections law. He is admitted to practice law before all of Louisiana State Courts as well as the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern District of Louisiana.

Current Employment Position(s):
Partner, since 2003


Areas Of Practice:
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Business & Commercial Law
Construction Law
Criminal Law
Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law
Medical Malpractice
Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
Personal Injury — Defense
Personal Injury — Plaintiff
White Collar Crimes


Bar Admissions:
Louisiana, 2002
U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 2003


Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2002, J.D.
University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA, 1999
Major: General Studies & Business
Graduate of Catholic High School, New Iberia, LA


Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association, Sports & Entertainment, Division, Member
Louisiana Bar Association
Lafayette Bar Association
Federal Indigent Defender Board, Member
Inns of Court
Louisiana Association for Justice, Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Division
Federal Indigent Defender Board


Past Employment Positions:
Hon. Paul J. deMahy, 16th District Judge, Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes, St. Martinville, LA, Law Clerk, 2002 – 2003
McKernan Law Firm, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer Clerkship, 2001
Crawford & Lewis Law Firm, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer Clerkship, 2000
U.S. Congressman Billy Tauzin, Washington, D.C., Congressional Intern, 1996
Louisiana State Capital, Baton Rouge, LA, Sergeant of Arms, 1994