BATON ROUGE – Phelps Dunbar litigation partner Dennis Blunt has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. He most recently served as vice chairman of the organization.
The Foundation connects philanthropists with nonprofits to make sure the needs of Baton Rouge area communities are met. Donors, for instance, fund music programs for children, provide money to feed the hungry and underwrite education reform. Since its inception, the Foundation and its donors have funded more than $350 million in grants.
The Foundation also launches and manages civic leadership projects, including the Plan Baton Rouge initiative, which underpinned the rebirth of downtown Baton Rouge and is returning life to neighborhoods between LSU and the city center. The Foundation’s latest civic initiatives include improving autism services, master planning for the lakes at the heart of Baton Rouge and building The Water Campus with The Water Institute of the Gulf as its centerpiece.
Mr. Blunt practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on business disputes including business torts and insurance company solvency and regulation. He is a board member of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a Fellow of the American and Louisiana Bar foundations, and a board member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.
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; Raleigh, North Carolina; and London enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.