Recognition

Phelps Dunbar's commitment to client service and legal excellence has resulted in our firm and lawyers being recognized among the best in client and peer-reviewed industry awards and rankings. Here are a few examples:


Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Since 2002, Phelps Dunbar has been recognized for excellence in the legal industry and is listed as a leading law firm in the nation, as well as in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida, in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers USA research includes thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys and a team of researchers conduct extensive research over a period of six months. Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client. Please visit Chambers USA for more information.


The Best Lawyers in America®

Each year Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Phelps Dunbar attorneys have been recognized among "The Best Lawyers in America®" since the early 1990s, and the number of firm attorneys who are recognized continues to grow each year, with 87 included on the 2016 list.

Best Lawyers Award BadgePhelps Dunbar attorneys consistently rank among Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year," which recognizes attorneys in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. The lawyers honored as "Lawyers of the Year" receive particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers' surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity, and only one lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." Please visit Best Lawyers for more information.


U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms

Phelps Dunbar has been consistently recognized as a top tier firm among U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” rankings since its inception. U.S. News & World Report surveys major clients and leading lawyers, who are asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area, to compile their national-scale review. As a firm, Phelps Dunbar had six practice areas ranked among the highest tiers nationally in 2016 with 28 areas ranked in the highest tier regionally and another 60 ranked among the top three levels. Please visit Best Lawyers for more information.


BTI Brand Elite, Client Services All-Star

BTI Consulting Group, a provider of strategic market research to law firms and professional services firms, has ranked Phelps Dunbar among the top recommended law firms by corporate counsel, based on interviews with more than 600 leading legal decision makers at the world’s largest companies with $1 billion or more in revenue. BTI’s Brand Elite only contains law firms with key factors that clients rely on to select, consider and hire a particular firm. These factors include innovation, accomplishments in client service, bet-the-company work, tech savviness and competitive strength. The firm also has had attorneys named BTI “Client Service All-Stars” for their superior client focus, innovative thought leadership, business understanding, legal skills, value and results.


The American Lawyer Finance Deal Of The Year

The American Lawyer recognized Phelps Dunbar for its work as an advisor on the Global Finance Deal of the Year – a project involving a new LNG terminal in the Gulf of Mexico –  in the area of Project Finance for its 2015 Global Legal Awards. The American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards honored the most distinguished international work performed between Jan. 1, 2014 and April 15, 2015, and the in-house legal departments and law firms that played a substantial advisory role in the matters.


Benchmark Litigation

Phelps Dunbar has been listed as a “Highly Recommended” firm within Louisiana by Benchmark Litigation. The publication conducts research on litigation across the country, and the results are the culmination of a six-month research period that includes extensive interviews between researchers and litigators and their clients. Benchmark examines recent casework handled by the firms and asks sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national practice areas. Please visit Benchmark Litigation for more information.


A Best Place to Work

Several of Phelps Dunbar’s office have received the honor of being named a “Best Place to Work” in their respective communities. This honor is based on surveys regarding aspects of the workplace, such as the quality of the total compensation package, employee benefits, firm activities, employee tenure, team and manager effectiveness, as well as employee retention.


Super Lawyers

More than 120 Phelps Dunbar attorneys in all 10 of the firm's offices are recognized as outstanding lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine for attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics, who performs a complex and thorough polling, research and selection process from which the top five percent are identified. Please visit Super Lawyers for more information.