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Attorney Jeffrey Coreil Receives Crystal Gavel Award

(Lafayette, La.) – Local attorney Jeffrey K. Coreil has been named a Crystal Gavel awardee for 2013 by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Every year this prestigious award is given to select attorneys who best exemplify the profession’s ideals, including commitment to community service. Coreil was chosen because of his “outstanding work and efforts in providing pro bono legal services,” according to State Bar Association President, Richard K. Leefe.

The only recipient of the Crystal Gavel Award from the Lafayette region, Coreil was nominated by the former Executive Director of the Lafayette Bar Association, Susan Holliday, because of his tireless dedication to the community. “Motivated by generosity and compassion and leading by example,” Holliday noted, “Jeffrey challenges his colleagues to donate their time and expertise to help those in need in the Lafayette area.”

In addition to the clients he serves as an attorney with the corporate defense firm of NeunerPate, Coreil makes time to work with a number of local groups to provide legal assistance to those in need, including the Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.) program and the Protective Order Panel of the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers organization. In recent years he’s taken on a number of pro bono cases for low-income families and assisted over two dozen domestic violence victims with their protective order petitions.

“I’m grateful and honored to receive this award,” said Coreil. “Lafayette is such a great community to live and work in, and I’m proud to be able to do something to give back.”


NeunerPate is a law firm headquartered in Lafayette, La. with offices in Metairie and New Orleans. Formerly Laborde & Neuner, NeunerPate serves clients in a broad range of practice areas including corporate defense, insurance defense, workers compensation, admiralty and maritime, multi-jurisdictional class-action suits and general litigation and appeals. For more information, please visit