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Phelps Dunbar Adds Cabaniss Johnston, Strengthening Regional Law Powerhouse

March 01, 2021

NEW ORLEANS and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 1, 2021 — As the Gulf South region looks toward business renewal and post-COVID issues, two leading law firms have joined forces to provide increased legal services to their clients. Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal is now part of Phelps Dunbar, giving Phelps offices in 13 cities throughout the Gulf South and in London.

Phelps' clients will enjoy expanded legal resources in Alabama's business community. Cabaniss Johnston clients will have access to a broader footprint across the region. The Firm will have 16 total practice rankings and 50 total recognized attorneys in Chambers and Partners.

"We are excited to grow with one of Alabama’s oldest and most respected firms and look forward to working together to address our clients' unique business issues," said Phelps managing partner Marshall Redmon.

"Like us, Phelps values client service first. They put client interests ahead of their own, and that's the most important thing in our practice," said Hal West, a member of the Cabaniss Johnston management committee.

As Phelps, the Firm will provide a full range of commercial and litigation services regionally, nationally and internationally. 

About Phelps Dunbar

Phelps is a full-service law firm of 300 attorneys. We blend valuable traditions and progressive ideas to foster a culture of collaboration among 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.

About Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal

For more than a century, Cabaniss, Johnston has served its clients primarily in the area of civil law, including business, health care, litigation, labor and employment, tax, and estate planning. Founded in 1887, we are one of the oldest continuous law practices in Alabama, with offices in Birmingham and Mobile, and are known for exceptional lawyers and excellent work product.