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Jeffrey Surprenant

Associate

No matter the type of issue I’m helping my clients through, I strive to exceed expectations. I want to be the catalyst for their happiness in business and relieve stress whenever possible through my role as advisor and counselor.  

Jeffrey Surprenant is a litigator and a transactional lawyer who works as part of a team dedicated to clients’ success. His background as a Certified Public Accountant allows him to understand businesses’ operational and financial challenges. Jeff draws upon this knowledge as he helps clients address transactional needs in the areas of tax and regulatory work, and maintains an active CPA license. He also handles litigation at all stages of a matter, including at trial. In particular, he focuses on matters involving products liability and commercial litigation. 

Jeff graduated from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he studied under the Civil Law Division and ranked second in his class. While earning his law degree, Jeff was a William L. Crowe Sr. Scholar, a Case Note & Comment Editor on the Loyola Law Review, and a research assistant to one of his professors. His scholarly excellence is reflected in his work ethic when attending to clients’ needs. Jeff received his undergraduate degree in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Fordham University in 2014.

Before becoming an attorney, Jeff worked as an auditor of financial and nonprofit institutions.

 Prior to joining Adams and Reese, Jeff spent a year clerking for Judge Jay C. Zainey in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

 As an example of his dedication to community, Jeff volunteered at The Pro Bono Project to provide legal help to New Orleans-area tenants facing evictions due to financial hardships related to COVID-19.

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2019, summa cum laude
  • Fordham University, B.S., 2014, Accounting, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Community Involvement

The Pro Bono Project

Acknowledgements

Certified Public Accountant

  • Acurio v. Acurio: Parens Patriae in Marital Regimes, 64 Loy. L. Rev. 257 (2018)
  • Pulling the REINS on Chevron, 65 Loy. L. Rev. 399 (2019)