110 Phelps Lawyers Selected to Best Lawyers in America; 14 Named "Lawyer of the Year"

August 15, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The Best Lawyers in America 2020 recognized 110 Phelps Dunbar attorneys across eight office locations in its latest edition of lawyer rankings. The publication also named 14 Phelps attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year,” an honor reserved for one attorney in each legal field and location.

“We congratulate the Phelps attorneys who have been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as among the top of their practice areas,” Phelps Dunbar Managing Partner Marshall Redmon said. “This honor is a testament to the high level of service we provide to our clients throughout the Gulf Coast.”

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

Baton Rouge, La.

  • Michael D. Hunt - Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Susan W. Furr - Employment Law - Management
  • Thomas H. Kiggans - Labor Law – Management

Gulfport, Miss.

  • James G. Wyly III - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Jackson, Miss.

  • Fred L. Banks Jr. - Arbitration
  • Gary E. Friedman - Employment Law - Management
  • W. Thomas Siler, Jr. - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Mobile, Ala.

  • Cooper C. Thurber - Bet-the-Company Litigation

New Orleans, La.

  • David L. Patrón - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Harry Rosenberg - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Mark A. Fullmer - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Tampa, Fla.

  • John E. Phillips - Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Seth M. Schimmel - Arbitration
  • Timothy P. Shusta - Admiralty and Maritime Law

Best Lawyers publishes its annual rankings of lawyers in practice areas and locations. The 2020 edition is based on more than 8.3 million surveys and recognizes more than 62,000 lawyers in 146 practice areas.

A full list of the 110 Phelps attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America 2020 list can be found on the publication’s website.