Texas Super Lawyers Recognizes 3 Phelps Dunbar Houston Attorneys for 2016

September 07, 2016

HOUSTON – Texas Super Lawyers magazine has named Peri H. Alkas, John Elsley and Patricia Hair from Phelps Dunbar’s Houston office to its 2016 list.

Ms. Alkas practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance with a focus on first-party claims, bad faith and extra-contractual litigation. With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Hair practices in the area of commercial litigation, including  disputes regarding construction, real property development, oil and gas, contracts and more. Mr. Elsley practice in the areas of admiralty law and litigation and has handled a range of litigation for maritime clients in state and federal courts, including trials and appeals.

Super Lawyers honors the top 5 percent of attorneys in a state or geographic area who have been voted on by the legal community as well as vetted through independent research for professional achievement, excellence in the practice of law and a high degree of peer recognition. The selection process evaluates attorneys based on 12 indicators, including clients, experience, specialized licenses and certifications, verdicts, awards and honors, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and others. After this evaluation, peers vote on attorneys within their same practice areas across a particular state or geographic area, in this case, Texas.


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, LA; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, MS; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Tampa, FL; Mobile, AL; Raleigh, NC; and London enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.