Phelps Dunbar opened its Tampa office in 2001 as a part of the firm’s goal of becoming the preeminent firm in the Gulf Coast. With the growth in the Tampa Bay region, as well as the state of Florida as a whole, the Tampa office has quickly become one of Phelps Dunbar’s leading offices with approximately 50 attorneys.
Attorneys in the Tampa office have particular strengths in the areas of business and transactional proceedings, litigation, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, real estate, and employment law. Our attorneys are experienced in all stages of legal proceedings at the municipal, state and federal levels in addition to providing legal advice in working closely with businesses and in-house counsel.
Phelps Dunbar’s Tampa office is highly committed to making a positive difference in the community in which we work and live. Our attorneys and professional staff support numerous charitable, civic and community organizations by serving on boards, through contributions, attending and sponsoring charity events and by volunteering to help those in need. Some of the organizations and causes the Tampa office supports are Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, Bay Area Legal Services, the Lupus Foundation, and United Way of Greater Tampa. Each year during the holiday season, attorneys and staff participate in a toy drive for the Lawyers Autism Awareness Foundation’s (LAAF) Sensory Friendly Santa event.
The firm is also substantially involved in the legal academic community, sponsoring Stetson College of Law Appellate Advocacy competition and through service on the Board of Overseers. In addition, the firm supports local bar associations including the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the George Edgecomb Bar Association and the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers.