NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Bar Foundation will recognize New Orleans Labor and Employment Partner Kim Boyle as its 2017 Distinguished Attorney at the 32nd Annual Fellow Gala. She is one of only four women to ever earn the distinction.
Ms. Boyle’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, civil rights, constitutional law, commercial tort and general litigation. Her standout legal career has earned her local, regional and national recognition, including recognition by Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, New Orleans Magazine and New Orleans CityBusiness, among others. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Boyle serves on several boards, including Tulane University, Dillard University, Touro Infirmary, Amistad Research Center and New Orleans Business Alliance.
“The LBF’s Distinguished Attorney recognition is only given to attorneys and jurists at the top of their profession,” said Chris Ralston, Partner at Phelps Dunbar and Secretary of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. “I can think of no one more deserving than Kim. Her reputation as a leader in the legal industry and in the New Orleans community brings credit not only to her, but to the profession and to her firm.”
The distinction is given to individuals who, by reason of his or her professional activities, have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession and have brought credit and honor to the legal profession.
The Louisiana Bar Foundation will celebrate the 32nd Annual Fellows Gala on Friday, April 20, 2018. The gala is the LBF's largest annual event and will take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Ms. Boyle and the other distinguished honorees will be honored before an outstanding mix of over 400 attendees from across the state to support and celebrate the LBF's mission to preserve, honor, and improve our system of justice by funding, developing or otherwise promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system and advance the reality of equal justice under the law.