Western District of Louisiana Bankruptcy Judges

The Western District of Louisiana Bankruptcy Court has two judges to hear matters in our court, a third judge appointment is pending for the Alexandria Divisional Office.

  • Chief Judge Robert Summerhays hears all matters in the Lafayette and Lake Charles Divisions.
  • Judge Jeffrey P. Norman hears all matters in the Shreveport Division, as well as Chapters 7, 11, 12 and adversary matters for the Monroe Division.
  • Judge John W. Kolwe hears all matters in the Alexandria Division, as well as Chapter 13 matters for the Monroe Division.