Erin K. Arnold


Erin K. Arnold is a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization section.  She focuses her practice on bankruptcy and business reorganization, including the representation of both individual and business clients in various debtor/creditor matters.  In addition to her practice at Kelly Hart, Ms. Arnold is the co-director of the Pretrial Civil Litigation Intersession Program at Tulane Law School and is also a member of the Trial Advocacy Faculty at Tulane Law School.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Arnold served as the career law clerk to the Honorable Jerry A. Brown, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.



  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, Board, 2013-present
  • Tulane Law School, Trial Advocacy Instructor, 2018-present
  • Tulane Law School, Intersession Faculty, 2007-present
  • Tulane Law School American Inn of Court
    • Board, 2008-2020
    • President, 2016-2018
    • Member, 2007-present
  • Civil Pro Bono Panel, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Program Coordinator, 2014-2020
  • Federal Bar Association, Younger Lawyers Division, New Orleans Chapter
    • Board Member, 2005-2012
    • Officer, 2009-2012
    • Chair, 2011-2012


  • Best Lawyers®, New Orleans-Ones to Watch, U.S. News & World Report, 2023, 2024
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights | Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Tulane Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2004
  • University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, MBA, 2001
  • University of Minnesota, BA, cum laude, 1996
    • Dean’s List
  • State Bar of Louisiana, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals For The Fifth Circuit, 2004 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 2004

Erin K. Arnold

P: (504) 434-6713
F: (504) 522-1813



  • State Bar of Louisiana

Practice Areas

Best Lawyers®, New Orleans-Ones to Watch, U.S. News & World Report, 2023