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Phelps Dunbar LLP

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Phelps Dunbar LLP

Phelps Dunbar LLP

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Provided by Phelps Dunbar LLP
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Managing Partner: Marshall Redmon
Number of partners: 150

Firm Overview:
Phelps is a full-service law firm of more than 340 lawyers. It blends valuable traditions and progressive ideas to foster a culture of collaboration among lawyers. Practice groups work together to offer clients a progressive, diverse practice and partnership that handles a broad range of sophisticated business needs regionally, nationally and internationally.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Business & Finance: Phelps provides sound advice and consultation to clients facing a wide array of business issues. Lawyers are experienced in business and finance, corporate and securities, franchise and distribution, government contracts, health care, intellectual property, international law, municipal finance, real estate, tax, trusts and estates and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

Commercial Litigation: Phelps has the expertise to resolve every type of commercial litigation involving corporations, both large and small, and individuals. The firm regularly handles cases ranging from large, complex national class actions to smaller disputes. Because of the breadth of its experience, the firm’s commercial litigation lawyers have been called upon to represent both plaintiffs and defendants in multimillion-dollar class actions, major bankruptcies, construction defect claims concerning several of the region’s more prominent structures, high profile breach of contract actions and significant securities cases.

Labor & Employment: The labor and employment practice provides valuable solutions to large and small employers. Lawyers handle a spectrum of issues, including labor relations, employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, safety and health, leaves of absences, compensation issues, union concerns, civil rights and constitutional law issues, immigration, pension and welfare plan design and administration, as well as regulatory compliance and human resources issues. The practice’s lawyers participate in all phases of state and federal court litigation and arbitration. They have experience in a broad array of administrative charges and investigations before federal, state and municipal administrative agencies.

Insurance: Phelps is a leader in meeting the needs of underwriters, insurers, claims professionals and brokers. The insurance practice resolves issues involving policy language, coverage, reinsurance, claims handling, regulation, underwriting, risk management and general insurance business practices. The group draws from long-term working partnerships with insurance clients, including more than 50 years of service to the London market.

Admiralty: One of the largest admiralty practices in the country, Phelps has 35 lawyers across the Gulf South region dedicated to handling clients’ opportunities and challenges on the regional, national and international level. Phelps represents a diverse client base that ranges from small offshore service companies to multinational corporations. Lawyers handle matters involving maritime contracts, international shipping, maritime finance, environmental issues, litigation and services to the oil industry operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The group excels in cases ranging from complex emergent situations to routine maritime claims.

Health Care: The firm’s health care lawyers represent hospitals, physicians, managed care organizations and other health care providers as counsel on corporate, tax and regulatory matters. The firm also represents its health care clientele in a variety of health care-related areas, including labor and employment, antitrust, employee benefits, intellectual property, financing, securities and general litigation.

Offices: United States - Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Dallas, Fort Worth, Gulfport, Houston, Jackson, Mobile, New Orleans, Raleigh, Tampa and Tupelo. England - London

Ranked Offices

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USA - Head office
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  • Baton Rouge
    II City Plaza, 400 Convention Street, Suite 1100, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, LA 70802-5618
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    Birmingham
    2001 Park Place North Suite 700 , Birmingham, Alabama, USA, AL 35203
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    Dallas
    115 Grand Avenue, Suite 222, Southlake, Dallas, Texas, USA, TX 76092
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    Gulfport
    NorthCourt One, 2304 19th Street, Suite 300, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA, MS 39501
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    Houston
    One Allen Center, 500 Dallas Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas, USA, TX 77002
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    Jackson
    4270 I-55 North, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, MS 339211-6391
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    Mobile
    101 Dauphin Street, Suite 1000, Mobile, Alabama, USA, AL 36602
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    Raleigh
    GlenLake One, 4140 ParkLake Avenue, Suite 100, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, NC 27612
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    Tampa
    100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900, Tampa, Florida, USA, FL 33602 - 5311
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Phelps Dunbar LLP rankings

USA Guide 2024
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Band
Alabama
Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Christopher Couch
2
Christopher Couch
2
Band 2
Corporate/Commercial
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Hal West
3
Band 3
Healthcare
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Healthcare
3
Healthcare
3
Band 3
Lawyers
James F. Henry
4
James F. Henry
4
Band 4
Litigation: General Commercial
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Crawford S McGivaren Jr
S
Crawford S McGivaren Jr
S
Senior Statespeople
Florida
Construction
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Construction
3
Construction
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Seth M Schimmel
3
Seth M Schimmel
3
Band 3
Bret Feldman
4
Bret Feldman
4
Band 4
William Tinsley, Jr
5
William Tinsley, Jr
5
Band 5
Insurance: Dispute Resolution
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Insurance: Dispute Resolution
2
Insurance: Dispute Resolution
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Matthew L Litsky
3
Matthew L Litsky
3
Band 3
Michael McGriskin
U
Michael McGriskin
U
Up and Coming
Labor & Employment
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Labor & Employment
2
Labor & Employment
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Dennis McClelland
2
Dennis McClelland
2
Band 2
John Phillips
3
John Phillips
3
Band 3
Reed L Russell
4
Reed L Russell
4
Band 4
Litigation: General Commercial
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Michael Hooker
5
Michael Hooker
5
Band 5
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
A Brian Albritton
4
A Brian Albritton
4
Band 4
Louisiana
Banking & Finance
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
1
Banking & Finance
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Philip deV. Claverie Sr
S
Philip deV. Claverie Sr
S
Senior Statespeople
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