Bankruptcy Courts in Louisiana

07 Oct Bankruptcy Courts in Louisiana

A law school professor that I had during my first year of law school once explained that the purpose of law school is not to teach you where the courthouse is located, but to teach you how to find the courthouse if they decide to move it.

While this sounded clever, I’m not exactly sure what it meant.

Since I still think it is a useful thing to know the location of the courthouse, and to save you three years of law school and student loans, I am providing the following information about the bankruptcy courts in Louisiana.

The Bankruptcy Court System in Louisiana is divided into three districts: The Western District, with its main courthouse in Shreveport, the Middle District with its main courthouse in Baton Rouge, and the Eastern District, where I primarily practice, which is located in New Orleans.

Generally, your case is assigned to the district that is closet to where you live.

The Western District covers the largest portion of Louisiana and therefore has divisions in several locations. Be aware that two of the locations, Monroe and Lake Charles are not staffed, so any matters in those two locations need to be directed to the Shreveport Courthouse.

The following is the contact information for the Louisiana bankruptcy courts:

Western District of Louisiana

Main Courthouse:

300 Fannin Street
Suite 2201
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
(318) 676-4267

Satellite Courthouses:

300 Jackson Street
Suite 116
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301
(318) 445-1890

214 Jefferson Street
Suite 100
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501-7050
(337) 262-6800

Monroe and Lake Charles – No staff. Call Shreveport bankruptcy court for information.

Middle District of Louisiana
707 Florida Street, Room 119
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

(225) 389-0211
Fax: (225) 389-0211

Eastern District of Louisiana

Hale Boggs Federal Building
500 Poydras Street, Suite B-601
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 589-7878

And, if they do move one of the courthouses, I’ll be sure to let you know.

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I've been a consumer bankruptcy lawyer for nearly 25 years. Since that time I have helped many people resolve their financial problems. I have been practicing law since 1986 and I am licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Louisiana. Because I am a sole practitioner, you know that your debt matters are being handled by me personally. In addition to my work with consumers, I am also frequently asked to speak at local seminars on bankruptcy law. I am member of the following organizations: • Louisiana Bar Association • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys • Bankruptcy Law Network My office is located at: 3920 General DeGaulle Drive, New Orleans, LA 70114 Telephone: (504) 368-4101

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