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Joseph P. "J.P." Hebert
Shareholder, Lafayette
822 Harding Street
P.O. Box 52008
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503


J.P. Hebert is a business lawyer primarily representing large creditors in significant workout, collection, foreclosure and difficult bankruptcy matters in Louisiana, Texas and elsewhere in the U.S.  He has served as a Chapter 7 panel trustee in the Western District of Louisiana, and regularly helps corporate clients facing regulatory issues before the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the Pipeline Division of the Office of Conservation and other state agencies.

Domestic and multinational companies frequently seek J.P.’s help with transactions that have ended up in contentious disputes.  For example, he recently assisted a client in a complicated foreclosure on oil and gas properties funded through an off-shore entity.  "My approach is to work with the client to figure out a realistic goal, determine which paths are possible and then the one or ones we should be pursuing."  Clients include major chemical and refining companies in the development, structuring, financing, construction and operation of cogeneration and other power projects as well as related rate and tariff issues.

J.P. negotiates and litigates complex business disputes, buy-sell issues, buy-outs, employment contracts and other contractual problems, helping businesses facing often-bitter corporate disputes, unusual contract situations and take-overs.  He frequently represents clients involved with regulatory enforcement issues and the Administrative Procedures Act before agencies and departments in the State of Louisiana, especially for actions involving pipelines.   He has considerable experience in utility regulation and project counsel, representing large industrial users of electricity and pipeline companies in regulatory proceedings. 



  • Inns of Court

  • Lafayette Parish, Louisiana State, Texas State and American Bar Associations - Member


  • Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

  • Knights of Columbus

  • Lafayette Diocese Bishop’s Charity Ball

  • St. Vincent dePaul Society

  • Lafayette Youth Hockey Association


  • Chambers USA – Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2010–2022

  • Acadiana Profile “Top Lawyer” in Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, 2019 - 2020

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2022

  • Acadiana Profile “Top Lawyer” in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law Alternate Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law, 2018

  • Acadiana Profile “Top Lawyer” in Corporate Law, 2017

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Acadiana Profile Top Lawyer 2020


After Hours

J.P. is a history buff.  "Travel has become a big part of my free time, with a focus on medieval history and the Middle East, and Biblical history.  I'm interested in the development of early civilization."