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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, Kent to his friends, grew up on farm in south Louisiana and was reared, nurtured, and trained by Harry and Helyn Aguillard, his WWII generation parents. He is an experienced lawyer with over 44 years in the practice law. While his expertise lies in the fields of bankruptcy, reorganization, and commercial litigation, he has a wealth of life-experiences which enables him to address the needs of people, not just their legal issues. He represents businesses and entities such as corporations or limited liability companies, but Kent sees people. Kent sees Americans, immigrants, patriots, families, and persons in need and he has a passion for helping them. Kent’s advice in non-legal areas is sought by many. He represents a wide range of clients, including debtors, creditors, institutions, individuals, churches, private schools, and businesses, in various commercial and bankruptcy matters as well as in general business. Kent provides legal representation in complex chapter 7 and 11 cases and related litigation but is never too busy to assist the single mother or father, widow, veteran, teachers and coaches or those whose path he crosses in the traffic lanes of life.

Kent holds certifications as a business bankruptcy specialist. Kent has a strong moral compass and lives by the uncompromising moral truth that there is no right way to do the wrong thing. He is admitted to practice in all federal courts in Texas and all courts in Louisiana. Kent travels wherever the needs of his clients dictate. He cherishes and jealously guards his relationship God, the Lord Christ, and with Denise, his wife of over 50 years. Kent is active in Gideons International. The law practice in which he purveys his skills is owned by God. Kent functions as a trustee.  


  • 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
  • When a Man Loves a Woman, BookBaby, January 9th, 2024


  • 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.
  • NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Other Community Banks
  • Various Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Contractors


  • Jacque Pucheu , Attorney
  • Karl Helo, Attorney
  • M. Terrance Hoychick, Attorney
  • 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

Certified Legal Specialties

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