Kelly Hart Pitre opened its second Louisiana location in the capital city of Baton Rouge, in January, 2016. The office is led by former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Louis M. Phillips.

The lawyers provide bankruptcy experience, with accompanying transactional and litigation capabilities, to add to Kelly Hart Pitre’s existing depth in energy and environmental law. The office allows Kelly Hart Pitre the opportunity to expand its public law and regulatory practices in Louisiana. Our Louisiana experience and knowledge is enhanced by being part of a firm with more than one 160 attorneys in five offices.

Louis M. Phillips has a leading Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor practice, providing legal representation and consultation for debtors, creditors, and trustees over a broad practice area, including transaction and business structuring and restructuring, bankruptcy reorganization, and bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He tries civil cases in state and federal courts, and has handled matters before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Louis serves as the permanent chair of the annual Bankruptcy Law Seminar sponsored by the Louisiana State University Center for Continuing Professional Development. He has taught educational programs on bankruptcy law for state judges, and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at LSU Law School since 1988.

From 1988 – 2002, Louis Phillips served as the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.

The Baton Rouge office does business as Kelly Hart Pitre.


301 Main Street, Suite 1600
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
(225) 381-9643 Phone
(225) 336-9763 Fax