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H. Kent Aguillard

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Partner since 1987
Sole Practitioner
Location:
Eunice, Louisiana
Phone:
337-457-9331
Fax:
337-457-2917
Email:
H. Kent Aguillard has practiced law in excess of 36 years. He specializes in bankruptcy, reorganization, and commercial litigation. He represents debtors, creditors, institutions and businesses in a variety of commercial and bankruptcy matters. His representation also includes bankruptcy trustees and committees. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and past member of numerous professional and specialty bar associations. He is a past member of the Committee on Bankruptcy Specialization of the Louisiana Bar Association is serving a term on that committee ending in 2017. Mr. Aguiilard has a strong moral code and believes there is no right way to do the wrong thing. He is admitted to practice in all federal courts in Louisiana and Texas, the United States Court of Appeal for the 5th and 6th Circuits, and has numerous pro hac vice admissions.
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Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial
  • Miscellaneous Legal Matters

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification
  • Business Bankruptcy, Louisiana State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Delaware

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - May, 1979
  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana
    • B.S. - July, 1976
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • The Best Advice I Never Got, Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing, 2008
  • Sweet Dough Pie, Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing, 2008
  • Semper Fidelis, Faithful or Foolish: The Legal, Professional and Ethical Dilemma of Debtor Counsel after Appointment of a Chapter 11 or 7 Trustee, American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Task Force Newsletter, July 2007, Volume 4, Number 4
  • Split the Baby? Personal Injury Causes of Action in Bankruptcy, Louisiana Bar Journal, Vol 37 issue 5, 1990

Representative Cases

  • Numerous, given upon request.

Representative Clients

  • Available upon request

References

  • St. Landry Homestead FCB Opelousas La. (Kip Bertrand, Pres.)
  • Citizens Bank of Ville Platte, La. (Wayne Vidrine)
  • Bristow US LLC (Bo Underwood)

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal Research and Writing Louisiana State U. at Eunice; L.S.U. Bankruptcy Seminar, numerous other lectures given for local and specialty bars.

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Bankruptcy
  • Member Committee on Commercial Fraud Task force, contributing editor
  • Past Chairman, Committee on Bankruptcy Specialization of Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Committee on Bankruptcy Specialization of Louisiana State Bar Association, 2014 - 2017
  • Eagle Scout, 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute Committee on Commercial Fraud Task Force, Contributing Editor
  • House of Delegates, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1997 - 2010
  • St. Landry Parish Bar Association, President, 1988 - 1989
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 1995 - Present
  • South Louisiana Bankruptcy Bar Association, Past President
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association Lafayette Chapter

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Louisiana, Trustee, 1984 - 1989
  • Honorable J. Burton Foret, Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1980
  • Young, Burson, Ortego, Hoychick & Aguillard, Attorneys at Law, Eunice, Louisiana, Partner, 1980 - 1987
  • Young, Hoychick & Aguillard, L.L.P., Partner, 1987 - 2005
  • Hoychick & Aguillard, L.L.P., Partner, 2005 - 2008

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