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Hon. Robert R. Summerhays


Current Position

District Judge
United States District Court
Western District of Louisiana
800 Lafayette Street
Suite 4900
Lafayette, LA 70501

Tel: 337-593-5330

Class: XXXI (2020)Circuit: Fifth


The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Plan II Honors (September 1984 - May 1989)
The London Schoool of Economics, General Course (September 1986 - June 1987)
The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D. (September 1991 - May 1994)

Professional Career

Evaluator (policy analyst), United States Government Accountability Office (June 1989 - August 1991)
Law Clerk, W. Eugene Davis, Circuit Judge (September 1994 - September 1995)
Associate and then Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (September 1995 - October 2006)
Bankruptcy Judge and then Chief Bankruptcy Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Louisiana (October 2006 - September 2018)