Phelps Dunbar New Orleans Office Ranked Among 2016 'Best Law Firms'

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America© released its 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings this week, and Phelps Dunbar was rated on the national level as well as locally for its excellence in the practice of law.

         Eight of Phelps Dunbar’s Third Coast offices received accolades, with six practice areas ranking nationally and 88 areas receiving regional recognition.

         Phelps Dunbar’s Railroad Law practice was ranked in Tier 1 nationally, while Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Labor and Employment and Venture Capital Law were recognized in Tier 3.

         Firms ranked in “Best Law Firms” are ranked by practice area nationally and in 170 metro areas. “Best Law Firms,” now in its fifth year of publication, uses a rigorous process to evaluate firms. To be ranked, a firm must have at least one attorney ranked by Best Lawyers and must have received strong feedback from clients and outstanding peer reviews from attorneys at other law firms. Phelps had 87 lawyers from eight offices include in the 2016 listing of Best Lawyers.

         A number of New Orleans practices were ranked in Tier 1, including Admiralty and Maritime Law, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Equipment Finance Law, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, Railroad Law and Real Estate Law.

         Practices ranked in Tier 2 include Corporate Law, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Energy Law, Gaming Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – First Amendment, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Mediation, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Oil and Gas Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, and Venture Capital Law.

         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.

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