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Frank X. Neuner, Jr.

Frank X. Neuner, Jr.
Twelfth District (2023 – 2026)
Parsons Behle & Latimer in Reno, Nevada
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. 1988

Frank X. Neuner, Jr. is a founder and partner of NeunerPate, a local corporate defense firm. Neuner has shown an unwavering commitment to leadership and service to his community and profession. Through his example and encouragement, NeunerPate has developed a culture of dedication to community service and providing pro bono legal services. NeunerPate was awarded the Louisiana State Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Award in 2017. Neuner’s leadership roles and volunteerism extend beyond Acadiana to the state, national, and international stage.

Neuner served as president of the Louisiana State Bar Association in 2005 and 2006 during the tumultuous Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2013, Neuner was invited to speak at The World Justice Forum in the Hague, Netherlands and share his experience in restoring the legal system after a natural disaster. During his six-year tenure as Chair of the Louisiana Public Defender Board, he spearheaded the drive to provide legal protection and access to justice for indigent defendants.

Neuner received a Juris Doctor in 1976 from Louisiana State University. In 2008 he was honored as the LSU Law Distinguished Alumnus. In 2013 the Louisiana Bar Foundation honored him as its Distinguished Attorney. In 2018 Neuner was awarded the ABA Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, served as the ABA State Delegate for Louisiana from 2012-2021, has been on the Board of IPNO since 2014 and the Board Chair since June 2019, is a past Chair of the ABA Client Protection Committee, Chair of the American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund, Secretary of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and Vice-Chair of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority. He has been married to Tracy Owens Neuner for fifty-one years, and they have four children and six grandchildren.