Since our origin in New Orleans in 1853, Phelps Dunbar has developed into a regional legal practice offering services and locations across the Third Coast. Our founding city continues to offer home to Phelps’ largest office, with nearly one hundred attorneys. As a cornerstone for our firm, the New Orleans office is a full service practice that represents a diverse range of clients from international corporations to small businesses and individuals. Attorneys in the New Orleans office represent a wide range of practice areas within our core groups of admiralty, business, litigation, labor and employment, and insurance and reinsurance, which allows us to better understand and meet the needs of our clients.
Besides handling matters in the industries that are thriving in the Third Coast, our attorneys in New Orleans are well-versed in domestic and international issues. We are prepared to not only provide counsel for clients but to represent at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. Situated between the flourishing Central Business District and the historic French Quarter, the New Orleans office is dedicated to providing quality legal solutions and maintains an active role in building and strengthening the New Orleans community.
Phelps Dunbar’s flagship office in New Orleans has supported worthy causes for decades. Our attorneys serve on various professional, civic and philanthropic boards of directors, and have focused the firm’s efforts to meaningfully participate in community activities.
The firm supports various bar association activities throughout each year, including the Louisiana Bar Foundation Gala, and has sponsored the Pro Bono Project’s Justice For All Ball at the benefactor level for years. We have been deeply engaged with the New Orleans Chapter of the American Diabetes Association not only as a financial supporter, but also with attorneys and staff participating in the annual Step Out | Walk to Stop Diabetes as a team. During the December holiday season, our attorneys and staff play Santa by purchasing gifts for needy children and families in our community. In the summer months, a number of attorneys provide free legal services to homeless individuals through U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey’s H.E.L.P. program. We also regularly support and attend fundraising events for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Children’s Hospital, Contemporary Arts Center, Bridge House/Grace House, St. Andrew’s Village, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, Lighthouse for the Blind, Harry Thompson Center, Boy Scouts of America, and more.