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Managing Partner: Marshall Redmon

Number of partners: 115


Firm Overview:

Companies with business interests across the South turn to Phelps Dunbar for counsel on their legal needs. With 13 office locations in the US and in London, the firm serves clients in the region's major commercial centers. The firm's 340-plus lawyers focus on six core areas: labor and employment, litigation, business, admiralty, insurance coverage and healthcare.

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.


Clients:

Clients include public and private companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, healthcare systems, educational institutions, partnerships, estates, governmental agencies and individuals.

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Florida

Construction
Band 4
Insurance
Band 2
Labor & Employment
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Louisiana

Banking & Finance
Band 1
Construction
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
Band 3

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Alabama

Healthcare


James F. Henry
Band 4

Litigation: General Commercial


Crawford S McGivaren Jr
Senior Statespeople
Florida

Construction


Bret Feldman
Band 5
Seth M Schimmel
Band 4

Insurance


Michael McGriskin
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Labor & Employment


Dennis McClelland
Band 2

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Top Ranked Lawyers

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Philip deV. Claverie SrBanking & Finance
James W O'MaraBankruptcy/Restructuring
Band 1
James A StuckeyBanking & Finance
Mark A FullmerCorporate/M&A
Alan C WolfEnergy & Natural Resources: Utilities
John O ShirleyEnergy & Natural Resources: Utilities
Steve J LevineEnvironment
Steve J LevineEnvironment: Litigation
Jeffrey M BarbinGaming & Licensing
Kim M BoyleLabor & Employment
M Nan AlessandraLabor & Employment
W Thomas Siler JrLabor & Employment
Harry RosenbergLitigation: General Commercial
Harry RosenbergLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
James A StuckeyReal Estate
Randy P RousselReal Estate
Band 2
Kelsey FunesConstruction

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Canal Place

365 Canal Street

Suite 2000

New Orleans

Louisiana

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LA 70130-6534

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