Heard, McElroy & Vestal Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC regarding its recent data breach. The Heard, McElroy & Vestal data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Heard, McElroy & Vestal is a full-service public accounting and consulting firm based out of Louisiana. Founded in 1946, Heard, McElroy & Vestal offers accounting services to businesses, families, and individuals. Specifically, Heard, McElroy & Vestal offers its clients audit and assurance, business valuation, retirement planning, tax services, and transition and exit planning services. Headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana, Heard, McElroy & Vestal services clients throughout the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, and Tennessee and employs over 150 individuals.


On February 13, 2023, Heard, McElroy & Vestal discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Heard, McElroy & Vestal determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a third-party software program used by Heard, McElroy & Vestal. On July 11, 2023, Heard, McElroy & Vestal began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. On August 22, 2023, Heard, McElroy & Vestal sent additional breach notification letters to impacted individuals. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Financial account number

If you received a breach notification letter from Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by Heard, McElroy & Vestal data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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