Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Phelps in 18 Practice Areas, Recognizes 43 Lawyers

May 01, 2020

The 2020 edition of Chambers USA recognized Phelps as a leading law firm in 18 practice categories and 43 lawyers across the firm.

For the 16th straight year, the Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (outside New York) practice area was nationally recognized by Chambers. The firm’s practice has been nationally recognized by Chambers since 2005. The publication noted that Phelps’ team “works so cohesively that a request made to any one of the attorneys could be answered by any other" and that "in addition to an excellent legal and industry knowledge base, they are responsive and think outside the box."

Phelps earned Band 1 recognition in the following practice areas:

  • Banking and Finance (Louisiana)
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities (Louisiana)
  • Environment (Louisiana)
  • Gaming & Licensing (Louisiana)
  • Labor and Employment (Louisiana and Mississippi)
  • Real Estate (Louisiana)
  • Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (Nationwide)

Other practice areas recognized by Chambers include:

  • Construction (Florida and Louisiana)
  • Corporate/Commercial (Mississippi)
  • Corporate/M&A (Louisiana)
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (Louisiana)
  • Healthcare (Louisiana)
  • Insurance (Florida)
  • Labor and Employment (Florida)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Louisiana and Mississippi)

Phelps also had 43 lawyers who were recognized in the 2020 directory for their accomplishments and expertise in specific practice areas. Those lawyers include:

Chambers and Partners is well known for publishing guides to navigate and discover top business lawyers across the world. Rankings are determined by independent research, extensive interviews with the lawyers as well as clients, and information provided by the firms on recent matters. Identified lawyers must exhibit superior performance in categories such as technical legal ability, client service, professionalism, and diligence.