Awarded to a State Chair (or Chairs) who has demonstrated a dedication to the work of the Foundation and the mission of The Fellows through exceptional efforts on behalf of The Fellows at the state level
Frank X. Neuner, Jr., is a Patron Fellow of the ABF and partner at NeunerPate based in Lafayette, Louisiana. Prior to his appointment to LSC’s Board of Directors, he was a member of LSC’s Governance and Performance Review Committee and Operations and Regulations Committee. He also serves on LSC’s Disaster Task Force and Co-Chair LSC’s Eviction Task Force. As a founder and Managing Partner of NeunerPate, Mr. Neuner oversees a law firm that has grown from four lawyers with a staff of four to 29 lawyers with a staff of 70. His practices focuses on commercial litigation, admiralty and maritime law, insurance employment law, and toxic tort litigation.
He is the Chairman of the Innocence Project New Orleans and the President of the Louisiana Client Assistance Foundation. He is a past Chair of the Louisiana Public Defender Board, having served from 2008 to 2013. In this role, he led the drive for legislation to provide defense for the indigent. He is also a past President of the Louisiana State Bar Association and is a member of numerous professional and community services organizations. He is a past President and Campaign Chair of the United Way of Acadiana, past Chair of One Acadiana, Inc., and Co-Chair of the Lafayette Outreach for Civil Justice.
He is a recipient of the ABA Solo & Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award, the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2013 Distinguished Attorney Award, Louisiana State University Law School Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 2008 and been listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2004.
He holds a B.S. and a J.D. from Louisiana State University. He has
been married to Tracy Neuner for 49 years and have four children and