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The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Announces Phelps Dunbar Jackson Partner Tommy Siler Inducted as Fellow

July 13, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – Tommy Siler, managing partner of Phelps Dunbar’s Jackson office who focuses his practice on labor and employment law, has been elected as a new Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

“It is a special honor to be inducted as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers,” said Mr. Siler. “It is also a tribute to Phelps Dunbar’s entire labor and employment law team because, in many ways, I stand on their very capable shoulders.”

The twenty-second installation of Fellows will be held on November 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C., coincident with the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Conference. With the current installation, the College is represented by more than fourteen hundred members in forty-six states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight Canadian provinces.

The College was the vision of a number of the Fellows with the idea to further establish the profession in all its aspects as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution. The College was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. It operates as a free standing organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders.


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.