NEW ORLEANS – Phelps Dunbar partner Chris Ralston has received the 2016 Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) President’s Award from LBF President H. Minor Pipes, his second time receiving this recognition since 2013. Only one award is presented each year.
This honor annually recognizes individuals who have shown dedication and commitment to the LBF through their volunteer service, leadership in major LBF accomplishments, participation in new projects and assistance to the LBF president.
Mr. Ralston has been involved with the LBF for several years, most recently serving as co-chair of the LBF’s 30th anniversary gala this year and joining the board of directors. As an LBF Fellow since 2010, he has assisted the organization with its development efforts as part of its development committee and has volunteered his time in other capacities.
As a partner and deputy practice coordinator in Phelps Dunbar’s New Orleans litigation group, Mr. Ralston handles a range of commercial litigation and focuses in the areas of antitrust law, business torts, contract disputes, tax litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, direct selling and intellectual property litigation. He also serves as part of the firm’s appellate practice.
Outside of the courtroom and his work with the LBF, Mr. Ralston is president-elect of the New Orleans Bar Association and involved with The Pro Bono Project, the American Diabetes Association, Tulane University Law School, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and the Louisiana State Bar Association, among others.
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.