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Phelps Dunbar attorneys can - and regularly do - speak with considerable authority on the full range of Third Coast business and legal issues. Here's what they've been up to lately.

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  • Law360 Publishes Interview With Phelps Dunbar Partner A. Brian Albritton on White Collar Practice

    Dec 23, 2010 - New partner and former United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, A. Brian Albritton was interviewed in a Law360 Q&A. Mr. Albritton discussed his most challenging cases, accomplishments, experiences and aspects of the practice most in need of... More
  • Tampa Attorneys Are Leading Contributors to American Bar Association's Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Treatise

    Dec 07, 2010 - Reed L. Russell and Dennis M. McClelland, partners in Phelps Dunbar LLP's Tampa, Florida, office, are leading contributors to the American Bar Association's Second Edition Treatise on the Fair Labor Standards Act, which was released just after Thanksgiving... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Welcomes 2010 Fall Associates

    Dec 01, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has recently hired six new associates in three of its regional offices. NEW ORLEANS OFFICE: Alex H. Glaser is an associate in the firm's regional labor and employment law practice group. He received his... More
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP Partner Named 2010 Mississippi "Leader in Law"

    Nov 08, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar partner Fred L. Banks, Jr. was recently selected by Mississippi Business Journal as the winner of its Inaugural Leadership in Law 2010 Award. Mr. Banks and 49 other Mississippi attorneys were recognized for their Leadership in Law based on their... More
  • Former United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton Joins Phelps Dunbar's Tampa Office

    Nov 01, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP announces today that A. Brian Albritton, former United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, has joined the firm as a partner in the Tampa office. Mr. Albritton will focus his practice in the areas of complex commercial... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Partners Named 2011 Best Lawyers' "Lawyers of the Year"

    Oct 22, 2010 - Reuben V. Anderson, Michael D. Hunt, James W. O'Mara, W. Thomas Siler, Jr. and James A. Stuckey have been named "Lawyers of the Year" for 2011 by The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes attorneys in high-profile legal specialties in large legal... More
  • Molly's Adopt a Sailor Awarded Pepsi Refresh Project Grant

    Sep 28, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP is pleased to congratulate Molly's Adopt a Sailor (MAS) on its recent grant of $50,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project. MAS was one of 10 finalist during the month of August that was awarded the grant from Pepsi. As a finalist, MAS will use... More
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP Named a "2010 Best Law Firm"

    Sep 15, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP was recently recognized as a "2010 Best Law Firm" by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The inaugural rankings, which are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state, showcase 8,782 different law firms ranked... More
  • Phelps Dunbar's Florida Growth Continues With the Announcement of a New Partner

    Aug 30, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP continues its growth in the Tampa market with the addition of Reed L. Russell, who has joined the firm's Tampa office as an equity partner in the regional employment law practice group. "Attorneys like Reed don't come along too often and... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Attorneys Named "The Best Lawyers in America®" for 2011

    Aug 11, 2010 - Seventy-nine Phelps Dunbar attorneys from eight of the firm's regional office locations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida and Alabama have been named in the 2011 issue of The Best Lawyers in America. Phelps Dunbar as a firm received a #1 ranking in... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Partners Recognized as "Florida's Legal Elite"

    Jul 06, 2010 - Florida Trend magazine recently recognized four of Phelps Dunbar's partners as part of the 2010 "Florida's Legal Elite," a select group comprised of less than two percent of the top lawyers practicing in Florida. The following Phelps Dunbar attorneys were... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Welcomes New Insurance Associate in New Orleans

    Jun 29, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP is pleased to announce that the New Orleans office has recently hired Marne A. Jones. Ms. Jones has joined the firm as an associate in the firm's regional insurance and reinsurance practice group. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from... More
  • Two of the Southeast's Oldest Law Firms Combine

    Jun 16, 2010 - New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL - Phelps Dunbar LLP is pleased to announce its expansion into Alabama through a combination with the firm of Lyons, Pipes & Cook, PC, effective July 1, 2010. This Alabama presence adds to Phelps Dunbar LLP's U.S. offices in... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Attorney to Serve on Princeton University's Board of Trustees

    Jun 11, 2010 - Kim M. Boyle, partner in the employment law regional practice group in the firm's New Orleans office, has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for Princeton University. She was elected by Princeton alumni to a four-year term as an alumni trustee... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Named Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA

    Jun 11, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar was again listed as a leading law firm in the nation, as well as in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, in the 2010 reference book, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. This is the eighth consecutive year that Phelps Dunbar has... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Welcomes New Litigation Attorney in New Orleans

    Jun 08, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP is pleased to announce that the New Orleans office has recently hired Tessa P. Vorhaben. Ms. Vorhaben has joined the firm as an associate in the tort litigation practice group. She received her J.D. from Loyola University in 2007 and her... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Attorneys Recognized Among 2010 Florida Super Lawyers

    Jun 02, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar attorneys in the firm's Tampa office have been recognized in the 2010 issue of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. Florida Super Lawyers magazine named several Phelps Dunbar attorneys as outstanding lawyers in Florida for attaining a high degree of... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Partner Named to the 2010 Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40

    May 24, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar partner LaToya C. Merritt was recently named a winner of the "2010 Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40" award. The award, which is presented by IMPACT and the National Bar Association (NBA), recognizes talented individuals age 40 and... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Selected as a Best Place to Work in Tampa

    Apr 28, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar's Tampa office was selected as a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2010 Best Places to Work award in the "Bigger" category (51-100 employees). The finalists were recognized at an awards luncheon at the Lowry Park Zoo in the Safari... More
  • Restaurant Battle Over "Butter" Churns to an End

    Apr 13, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - The restaurant war over federal registration of the name "Butter" ends with San Francisco restaurant "Butter" prevailing over a competing rival restaurant in New York City. Pure Entertainment LLC recently won a ruling from the Trademark... More
  • New Attorney Returns to Phelps Dunbar in New Orleans

    Apr 12, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP is pleased to announce that the New Orleans office has recently hired Charlotte Jane Sawyer. Ms. Sawyer has rejoined the firm as an associate in the regional insurance and reinsurance practice group. She counsels insurers in complex coverage... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Partners Recognized for Leadership in Law

    Mar 30, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar partners Neil C. Abramson, Kim M. Boyle and Christopher K. Ralston were recently recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness for their accomplishments as attorneys and contributions to the community at an awards ceremony at the New Orleans Museum of... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Welcomes New Insurance Attorney in New Orleans

    Feb 19, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP is pleased to announce that the New Orleans office has recently hired Meredith B. Cody. Ms. Cody has joined the firm as a staff attorney in the regional insurance and reinsurance practice group. She has a broad range of experience including... More
  • Insurer Wins Jury Verdict in Hurricane Katrina Case

    Jan 25, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP's Rick Bass, Jim Wyly and Justin Matheny successfully defended Prime Insurance Syndicate in a Hurricane Katrina lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. This is believed to be the first jury... More
  • Phelps Dunbar Expands Partnership in Louisiana, Mississippi

    Jan 08, 2010 - Phelps Dunbar LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected two attorneys, Taylor S. Carroll and LaToya C. Merritt, to the partnership effective January 1, 2010. Mr. Carroll practices in the litigation group in the firm's Baton Rouge, Louisiana office... More