127 Phelps Lawyers Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 16 Named "Lawyer of the Year" and 37 Chosen for First Class of "Ones to Watch"

August 20, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — The Best Lawyers in America 2021 recognized 127 Phelps attorneys across 10 offices in its latest edition of lawyer rankings. The publication also named 16 Phelps attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year,” an honor reserved for one attorney in each legal field and location. Thirty seven Phelps lawyers made the first “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” list, a new recognition for lawyers with less than 10 years in practice.

The following Phelps attorneys were named “Lawyers of the Year":

Baton Rouge, La.

Houston, Texas

Jackson, Miss.

Mobile, Ala.

New Orleans, La.

Tampa, Fla.

Those selected as “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” include:

Baton Rouge, La.

Fort Worth, Texas

  • Laura B. Williams - Labor and Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment

Gulfport, Miss.

Houston, Texas

Jackson, Miss.

Mobile, Ala.

New Orleans, La.

Tampa, Fla.

Best Lawyers publishes its annual rankings of lawyers in practice areas and locations. The 2021 edition is based on more than 8 million surveys and recognizes more than 65,000 lawyers in 147 practice areas.

A full list of the 127 Phelps attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America 2021 list can be found on the publication’s website.

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