While Phelps Dunbar has 260 lawyers and 200 staff professionals and is recognized as one of the largest law firms in the South as part of the NLJ’s "Southern 50," it is a close-knit organization that emphasizes building relationships within the firm, with clients and with each of its communities. Our lawyers and staff work together in collaborative, regional teams so that when you join Phelps Dunbar, you are not lost amid the many practice areas, personnel and offices that might be overwhelming at other large firms.
Because our lawyers’ skills and expertise are in a range of different disciplines, we are proud to cultivate a diverse client base. The firm does not depend on any one client or industry. Instead, we work closely with clients in the construction and design, energy, financial services, gaming, manufacturing, maritime, railroad and real estate industries, in addition to others. The lawyers rely on the assistance and expertise of the firm’s administrative professionals in areas like accounting, office services and facilities, and litigation support to ensure a high-quality experience for our clients.
Phelps Dunbar has been chosen by business publications in cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Tampa as a “Best Place to Work” because of our commitment to our lawyers and staff both professionally and personally. We appreciate the importance of balancing work and life, and have implemented alternative schedules as well as technology that makes the balance easier to manage. Our technology investment includes videoconferencing capabilities, BYOD for smartphones and tablets, and virtual application delivery systems.