NEW ORLEANS – Chris Ralston, a litigation partner in Phelps Dunbar’s New Orleans office, has received the 2016 Client Choice Award from Lexology for providing excellent client service. Mr. Ralston is one of only six recipients in Louisiana and the only litigation attorney in the state to receive the award this year.
Established in 2005, Lexology’s Client Choice awards recognizes partners throughout the world who add real value to clients’ business above and beyond other players in the market. The program surveyed senior corporate counsel only, with this year’s 606 winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.
Research included a survey of International Law Office and Lexology in-house counsel subscribers. Clients were asked to rate individual lawyers and law firms on the following client service criteria: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.
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 serves as Deputy Practice Coordinator for the Firm’s litigation practice area in New Orleans and as the main litigation contact for a number of the firm’s institutional clients.
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.