Heath Dillon was raised in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. He attended college at Northwestern State University for undergraduate studies, where he graduated with honors. He then attended the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree.
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.
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 and Civil 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.
Heath enjoyed representing his community in the areas of criminal defense, labor and employment law and military law from 2019 - early 2022. In April of 2022, Heath began a new position as a prosecutor with the 30th Judicial District (Vernon Parish, LA) District Attorney's Office. He no longer maintains a private law practice.