Kevin D. Heard, Attorney

Serving Clients Throughout the Huntsville, Alabama Area



Attorney and business leader with a demonstrated track record of managing people and diverse teams to achieve overall goals and objectives.  Core competencies include over 34 years of actively providing clients legal advice on business and commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, financial analysis and litigation.

Career Experience

HEARD ARY & DAURO, LLC, Huntsville, Alabama

Managing Member 2008- to Present

Practice Areas

  • Asset Protection
  • Business Transactions
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Negotiations
  • Commercial Restructuring
  • Examiner
  •  General Corporate Law
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Probate Matters
  • Wills, Trust & Estates
  • Trustee Sub-Chapter V Bankruptcy Trustee

Mr. Heard is the managing member of the law firm of Heard, Ary & Dauro, LLC.  Previously, he served as the managing member of Heard Ary, LLC from 2008 to 2015. Prior to forming Heard Ary, LLC he managed the law firm of Heard & Associates, LLC from 1995 to 2008.

Mr. Heard has extensive experience in handling complex commercial transactions including business bankruptcies and reorganizations for both debtors and creditors.  Mr. Heard has represented a number of mid-size businesses involved in all aspects of the economy from health care, government contracting, defense, internet sales and marketing, to construction, trucking and retail sales.  Mr. Heard has represented each of these types of companies in various commercial transactions including contract negotiation and interpretation, debt restructuring, analyzing cash flow requirements and projections, buy-outs, wind-ups, and the purchase and sale of assets.  Mr. Heard also has extensive experience in civil litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants.  Mr. Heard has been lead attorney and litigated numerous cases involving issues such as breach of contract, corporate oppression, insurance disputes, civil conspiracy; minority shareholder rights; fraud; suppression and a variety of business torts.  Mr. Heard has also served as an examiner, with special powers, under which he oversees the distribution of funds to various creditors.  Mr. Heard also serves as a Sub-Chapter V Bankruptcy Trustee.

Mr. Heard has been board certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification since 2000.  Certification means that Mr. Heard has met rigorous, objective standards relating to experience, continuing legal education in bankruptcy law, integrity and peer review in addition to demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of bankruptcy law.  In addition, Mr. Heard was recognized during 2010-20 as a “Super Lawyer”. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Other Work Experience

Good Samaritan Hospice of Madison, Inc. 

From 2009 to 2020 Mr. Heard served as corporate counsel and chief financial officer for Good Samaritan Hospice of Madison, Inc.  As corporate counsel Mr. Heard worked to ensure that the company remained in compliance with health care related laws and regulations including Medicare, Medicaid and employment laws.   As CFO, Mr. Heard was in charge of the financial management of the company and supervised accounting, budgeting, accounts payable and tax planning for the company.

4M Research, Inc.
2011 to Present.  Mr. Heard serves on the board of directors for 4M Research which is a Woman Owned Small Business that provides global technical, logistics and training and support for a variety of customers across the Federal sector on an international basis.

Watson Gammons & Fees, PC.  (1992-1995)
Huntsville, Alabama

Carlton Fields Ward Smith & Cutler P.C.  (1988-1992)
Orlando, Florida

Law Clerk:  Honorable Thomas Virgil Pittman (1987-1988)
United States District Court
Southern District of Alabama.



Cumberland School of Law

Samford University (1987)

Graduated Cum Laude



Associate Editor on the Cumberland Law Review

Samford University Curia Honoris

Florida State University – Tallahassee Florida (1984)

Bachelor of Science – School of Criminology


Professional Activities

  • The Alabama State Bar
  • The Florida Bar
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Legal Services Alabama
  • Organization Supporting Business Owners


Admitted to Practice

  • State of Alabama (1992)
  • Supreme Court for the State of Alabama
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • State of Florida (1987)
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals