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Katherine L. Hurst, Attorney At Law

Lafayette Attorney Disciplinary Defense, Family Law and Child Custody Lawyer
(337) 233-6930

About Katherine L. Hurst, Attorney At Law

With over twenty-five (25) years of experience, the focus of Katherine L. Hurst’s practice is civil litigation. Her specialties are family law and defending fellow attorneys in the disciplinary process before the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Complex child custody litigation is the general focus of her family law practice but she is experienced in all areas of family law. Her office is based in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her legal services have been sought after by clients throughout the state of Louisiana. Her client advocacy and litigation skills have earned her recognition as among the Best of Acadiana Attorneys.


  • Juris Doctorate, Louisiana State University Law School, 1991
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Southwestern Louisiana (now ULL), with a major in Psychology with Minors in English, History and Philosophy, 1981


  • In solo private practice 1994 to present.
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Third Circuit Court of Appeal, 1993-1994
  • Regional Attorney, Department of Social Services, Bureau of General Counsel, 1992-1993, Termination of parental rights litigation
  • Law Clerk, Office of the Disciplinary Counsel
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Judge Catherine “Kitty” Kimball, Chief Judge, 18th Judicial District Court
  • During law school:
  • Research Assistant, Children’s Code Project
  • Law Clerk, Louisiana House of Representatives, Commercial Regulation Division
  • Law Clerk, Baton Rouge Bar Association Pro Bono Project


  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2016 to present (term until 2020)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on the Profession, 2014 to present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on the Profession Subcommittee to Revise the Code of Professionalism
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on the Profession Subcommittee on Mentoring
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Practice Assistance and Improvement Committee, 2015 to present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • Lafayette Bar Association Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association


  • Best of Acadiana Attorneys, 2011, Times of Acadiana Readers Poll
  • Lafayette Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pro Bono Award, 1995
  • During Law School:
    • LSU Board of Supervisors Scholarship
    • American Business Women’s National Scholarship
    • P.E.O. Scholarship
    • American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law


    • Speaker, Professionalism Panel, Lafayette Bar Association Running in Heels Continuing Legal Education, May 2019
    • Speaker, “The Role of the Judiciary in Promoting Professionalism: A View from the Other Side of the Bench,” Judges Association Annual Conference, April 26, 2019
    • Speaker, “Do’s and Don’ts in Dealing with a Disciplinary Complaint,” Lafayette Bar Association Family Law Section, April 15, 2019
    • Speaker on Professionalism at LSU Recent Developments in Legislation and Jurisprudence in Lake Charles, LA, November 2018
    • Speaker on Professionalism at LSU Family Seminar, September 2017
    • Annual Speaker at LSU Law School Professionalism Orientation
    • Speaker at Loyola Law School Professionalism Convocation 2015
    • Louisiana State Bar Association Professionalism Speakers Bureau
    • Published Article LSBA Bar Journal, Vol. 66, No. 2 (09/2018) “ Focus on Professionalism: The Role of the Judiciary”
    • Published Article LSBA Bar Journal, Vol. 63, No. 3 (11/2015), “Pride, Prejudice and Professionalism”


    • Member, Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member and Officer, Acadiana Pride/Pride de Lafayette, 2017-2019
    • Member, Krewe des Chiens
    • Annual Gold Sponsor, Bark in the Park fundraiser for Acadiana Animal Aid
    • Past President, Acadiana Chapter, Louisiana Council on Child Abuse
    • Past Board Member, Stuller Place, A Children’s Advocacy Center
    • Past Volunteer Crisis Escort, Rape Crisis Center
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