All Phelps U.S. Offices Make 2021 "Best Law Firms" List, Six Practice Areas Ranked Nationally

November 05, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Each year, The Best Lawyers in America recognizes those deemed “Best Law Firms” through peer review and a transparent survey process.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranked six Phelps practice areas nationally:

Tier 1

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law

Tier 2

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law

Tier 3

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Railroad Law

In addition to its national standings, all of Phelps’ U.S. offices made the metropolitan rankings. Phelps achieved Tier 1 distinction in 65 practice areas, with 122 recognized practice areas total.

To be ranked by “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney ranked by Best Lawyers, strong feedback from clients and rave reviews from lawyers at other firms. Phelps had 127 lawyers from 10 offices on the 2021 Best Lawyers list.


Phelps is a full-service law firm of 300 attorneys. We blend valuable traditions and progressive ideas to foster a culture of collaboration among our lawyers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and London. Our six core practice groups — admiralty, business, health care, insurance, labor and employment, and litigation — work together to offer clients a progressive, diverse practice and partnership that handles a broad range of sophisticated business needs regionally, nationally, and internationally.