Chancellor Jack Weiss and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
announce Frank X. Neuner, Jr. as the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished
Alumnus Award. An award ceremony for Neuner will take place in New Orleans on the evening of October 30,
2008. Seating for the event is limited, with advance registration required.
This award is given annually
to an LSU Law graduate who exemplifies the highest quality and ethical
standards of the legal profession. The
award recognizes personal and professional achievements and loyalty to the LSU Law
Frank Neuner is a 1976 graduate of the LSU Law
Center. He is a managing partner of LaBorde &
Neuner of Lafayette,
where he has resided since 1977. He is a
past president of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Lafayette Parish
Bar Association. He has been a member of
the American Bar Association House of Delegates since 2000. He is also a member of the LSU Law Center
Board of Trustees, chair of the Louisiana Public Defender Board, and president
of the Louisiana Client Assistance Foundation.
Neuner has been honored in the past with the David
A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award for his demonstrated commitment to the
promotion of legal services to the poor and contributions that have enhanced
pro bono efforts in Louisiana. He was also a past recipient of the Louisiana
State Bar Association President’s Award in 2000, and the Louisiana Bar
Foundation President’s Award in 2006. In
2006, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented him with
the Public Defender Gideon Award for his efforts in reforming indigent defense
in Louisiana. He was also honored by the National Client
Protection Organization with the prestigious Isaac Hecht Law Client Protection
Organization in 2004 for his leadership and guidance in reforming the LSBA’s
Client Protection Program.
Neuner and his wife Tracy have four children,
Gretchen, Hearin, Xavier and Mary-Frances.
They also have a grandson, Owen West Daniel, born in May to Gretchen and
her husband Randy Daniel.