Welcome Virginia Arnold!

Attorney Sallie DuPont and her husband, Trevor, welcomed their firstborn, Virginia Arnold, on November 2, 2017.  Virginia is a beautiful baby girl,  8 pounds, 10 ounces, 21 3/4 inches.

KWBBRH congratulates Sallie and Trevor and wishes them the warmest congratulations on the birth of their sweet baby girl.

Arts Judicata

KWBBRH partner Kent Moroux participated as one of the artists whose work was on display at Arts Judicata, an event put on by both the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Ten of his photographs, along with artwork from other Baton Rouge attorneys, were on display at the Firehouse Gallery in downtown Baton Rouge from September 4-28, 2017, with a reception that took place on September 14.

The event raised money for the  Baton Rouge Bar Foundation and showcased the artistic talents of Baton Rouge lawyers. Many thanks to the Baton Rouge Bar Association and Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge for putting on such a wonderful event.

Kent with his kids visiting the gallery.

KWBBRH Welcomes Attorney Stephen Butterfield

Kinchen, Walker, Bienvenu, Bargas, Reed & Helm welcomes associate Stephen F. Butterfield to the firm. Stephen joined the firm in April 2017.

He graduated college from Louisiana State University in 2010 with a B.A. in history and then attended Mississippi College School of Law graduating summa cum laude in 2014. He is licensed to practice in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

Before joining the firm, Stephen was a law clerk for Presiding Justice Jess Dickinson at the Supreme Court of Mississippi from 2014 to 2015.  Stephen also served as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at Mississippi College School of Law, teaching first-year legal writing. In law school, Stephen was an Executive Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review and a member of the Mississippi College Moot Court Board.  He is a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, and the Federal Bar Association.

Stephen is an avid LSU fan and supporter.  He is a member of the LSU Alumni Association and the Tiger Athletic Foundation.

Congrats to Valerie Bargas, 2017-18 President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation

Congrats to Valerie Bargas who at the 2017 Annual Fellows Gala in New Orleans on April 21, 2017, was named the President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation for 2017-18!

We all at KWBBRH are very proud of your accomplishment and of all the work that you and the Louisiana Bar Foundation do bringing legal aid to those in Louisiana who need it.


Photo credit Matthew Hinton
Photo credit Matthew Hinton

Photo credit Matthew Hinton
Photo credit Matthew Hinton
Photo credit Matthew Hinton
Photo credit Matthew Hinton
Photo credit Matthew Hinton

Welcome to Our New KWBBRH Staff Members

KWBBRH would like to welcome to its staff two new employees.

Whitney Santora started on September 7, 2016, as an administrative assistant working with attorneys Kent Moroux and Sallie DuPont.  Whitney has experience working in the legal field since 2005. She is married and with her husband founded the New Orleans resource group for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. She also has a Master of Liberal Arts degree where she concentrated in 16th century English literature and history. [not pictured]

Amanda Walker started on March 20, 2017,  as a paralegal working with attorneys Brent Kinchen and Valerie Bargas. She graduated from the Louisiana State University Paralegal Studies program in 2005. She is married with two boys. In her spare time, she enjoys trail-riding in her jeep, reading, and spending time with her family.

We welcome Whitney and Amanda to the KWBBRH team.

Melissa’s Retirement Celebration

Last week KWBBRH celebrated the retirement of Melissa Fritchie, paralegal to Brent Kinchen and Valerie Bargas. Melissa worked as a paralegal for Brent for nearly 20 years and began working full-time as a paralegal for Valerie in 2009 when the firm began.

Thank you Melissa for all your years of hard work, and we wish you the most wonderful retirement.

Mike and Vince

Last week KWBBRH partner Mike Walker ran into country music singer Vince Gill at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, TN.  Mike visited the storied guitar shop while attending a mediation conference in Nashville put on by the Association of Attorney-Mediators. Vince Gill is a regular customer at the shop.

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Administrative Professionals’ Day 2016

KWBBRH on this Administrative Professionals’ Day wants to say thank you to all of its staff for the work that they do everyday to keep our law practice up to the highest standards for our clients.  We could not do it without you.



Pictured: Jerrie Landry, Terri Hedgepeth, Becky Purvis, Samantha Hannon, Shelley Rogillio, Sybil Rockett, Melissa Fritchie, Jaime Melancon, and Belinda Kendrick

Not Pictured: Lisa Barnett