U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2018 Recognizes Phelps Dunbar with 7 National Rankings and 55 Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings

November 06, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2018 recognized Phelps Dunbar nationally in seven practice areas – Admiralty and Maritime, Commercial Litigation, Railroad Law, Insurance Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants and Oil and Gas Law.

Additionally, 55 practice areas earned a tier 1 ranking across the Baton Rouge, Gulfport, Houston, Jackson, Mobile, New Orleans and Tampa metropolitan areas with a total of 98 metropolitan rankings.

The methodology for the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings involved a range of different quantitative and qualitative criteria, including several different survey instruments to garner feedback from clients and lawyers. Practice area rankings were produced both nationally and within metropolitan areas across the United States.

Tier 1 Metropolitan Rankings

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

Gulfport, Mississippi

  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Houston, Texas

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Jackson, Mississippi

  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Mediation

Mobile, Alabama

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Insurance Law

New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Tampa, Florida

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment

Tupelo, Mississippi

  • Litigation - Labor & Employment

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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; Raleigh, North Carolina; and London enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.