Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Phelps Dunbar in 19 Practice Areas; Recognizes 38 Lawyers

May 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS –  Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized lawyers and practices across five Phelps offices, with 19 of the firm’s practice areas and 38 lawyers receiving recognition.

Nationally, Phelps Dunbar was ranked in the highest category, Band 1, for its Admiralty practice in the category of Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (outside New York). Michael M. Butterworth, Kevin LaVie and David Lawton of the firm’s New Orleans office were individually recognized nationally in this category.

Ten of the firm’s Louisiana practices were ranked by Chambers, including Banking & Finance, Construction, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities, Environment, Gaming & Licensing, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate. The following attorneys were individually recognized in the categories below:

New Orleans, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The firm’s Mississippi practices received recognition in Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment and Litigation: General Commercial. The following attorneys were individually recognized in the categories below:

Jackson, Mississippi

Gulfport, Mississippi

Chambers recognized four of Phelps’ Florida practices: Construction, Insurance, Labor & Employment and Litigation: General Commercial. The following attorneys were also individually ranked:

Tampa, Florida

Chambers and Partners is well known for publishing guides of business lawyers across the world, and releases its annual guide to lawyers and law firms in the United States each spring. Chambers rankings are determined by independent research by staff researchers, extensive interviews with the lawyers themselves as well as clients, and information provided by the firms on recent matters. In order to be ranked by Chambers, lawyers must exhibit superior performance in categories such as technical legal ability, client service, professionalism, and diligence. A full-time staff of about 150 editors and researchers work year-round to produce Chambers guides.

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With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tampa, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 260 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama as well as Raleigh, North Carolina; and London, England enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.