Amelia L. Hurt


Amelia L. Hurt is an associate in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization section. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, where she represents debtors, debtors-in-possession, creditors, and trustees in Chapter 11 cases throughout the country.  Ms. Hurt also handles bankruptcy-related litigation matters and appellate work, including cases before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Hurt’s legal expertise includes prosecuting and defending preference actions in bankruptcy, requiring an in-depth analysis of both the elements and defenses to a preference.

Ms. Hurt routinely consults clients on bankruptcy claims.  Her representation includes advising clients on the terms and conditions of plans of reorganization in large bankruptcy cases. 

Ms. Hurt’s experience also includes representation of both individuals and businesses in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including oil and gas contractual disputes, class actions, administrative proceedings, and arbitration.

Amelia Hurt earned her J.D., cum laude, from Louisiana State University, where she served as Senior Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. During law school, Ms. Hurt interned for the Honorable Harlin Hale, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hurt was a term law clerk to the Honorable Craig A. Gargotta, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas.

  • Best Lawyers®, Dallas/Fort Worth-Ones to Watch, U.S. News & World Report, 2024
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights | Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2014
    • Louisiana Law Review, Senior Editor
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2011
    • Honors College

  • State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • State Bar of Louisiana, 2016

  • Author, Unliquidated Decommissioning Obligations in Chapter 11, Institute for Energy Law, Issue 7, October 2019
  • Author, The Implications of Jevic on Business Bankruptcy Cases, 36th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, November 2017
  • Author, Beneficiary or Creditor? Where State Law Constructive Trust and the Bankruptcy Distribution Scheme Collide, THE FEDERAL LAWYER, Jan./Feb. 2016
  • Author, Chapter 11 Attorney’s Fees Post-Asarco and Pro-Snax, 5TH CIR. BENCH BAR Feb. 26, 2016
  • Author, Hollywood on the Bayou: An Optimal Tax Approach to Evaluating and Reforming the Louisiana Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit, 74 LA. LAW REV. 581, 2014