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H. Kent Aguillard

  • Senior Legal Counselor



Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy, Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Legal Advice


H. Kent Aguillard has practiced law in excess of 40 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.


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 05/1979
  • McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 07/1976
    • Honors: McNeese Football letterman, starting Defensive Back
    • Major: Business Administration, minor in Accounting

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
  • Texas

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 1995 to Present
  • American Inns of Court - Judge Jerry Brown Chapter , Member and Education Committee, Present
  • Louisiana Association of Christian Lawyers, Member, Board of Directors, Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Past Member of House of Delegates (1988 - 89), Present

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


  • Selected to Louisiana Super Lawyers - 2011 - Present
  • Michelle Mendez Serviam Award - 2020
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Bankruptcy
  • Contributing Editor - Member Committee on Commercial Fraud Task Force
  • Past Chairman - Committee on Bankruptcy Specialization - Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member - Committee on Bankruptcy Specialization - Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Eagle Scout, 1972
  • Gideons International - Member - 1980 - Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer at annual LSU Law School Seminar, LSU Law School
  • Lecturer, Louisiana Bar Association and various other organizations

Representative Clients

  • Evangeline Bank & Trust Company
  • MC Bank & Trust Company
  • Perry Pitre Ford, Inc.


  • Jacque Pucheu , Attorney
  • Karl Helo
  • M. Terrance Hoychick
  • Kip Bertrand (Bank President)

Past Positions

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


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification, 1994
  • Business Bankruptcy, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1998