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About this office:
Established in 1853 in New Orleans, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 270 attorneys with offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina and London, serving clients in the South as well as nationwide and abroad. Whether it is a matter of admiralty, litigation, business, employment or insurance, we are committed to being the preeminent law firm for companies and individuals needing transactional or litigation services. Phelps has a significant geographic presence and our lawyers have developed a depth and breadth of legal experience so that our clients need only one firm for legal services throughout the region.
Regardless of a client's size or stage of development, we believe that successful legal representation begins with a clear understanding our our client's business, industry and objectives, followed by collaboration with the client to achieve the best possible results. Our lawyers and our support staff work together to deepen client relationships through a commitment to understanding their businesses and their goals, and we strive to advance our clients' interests by providing excellent, effective and efficient legal services and creative solutions across all areas of our practice.
Statement of Practice Summary:
Admiralty Law; Appellate Practice; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Bankruptcy; Creditors' Rights; Business Law; Finance; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Corporate Law; Securities; Employee Benefits; Energy; Minerals; Environmental Law; Franchise Law; Franchise Distribution; Gaming Law; Government Contracts; Health Care; Health Care Litigation; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Immigration Law; Insurance; Reinsurance; Intellectual Property; International Law; Labor And Employment; Legislative Practice; Governmental Relations; Municipal Finance; Oil And Gas Law; Petroleum Marketing; Products Liability; Professional Liability; Public Finance; Public Utility Law; Electric Power; Railroad Law; Real Estate; Regulatory Law; Governmental Matters; Tax Law; Torts; Toxic Torts; Trusts And Estates; White Collar Criminal Defense.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
Florida Design Professionals May Limit Individual Liability For Negligence
Bret M. Feldman,Seth M. Schimmel, May 6, 2013
According to a new statute signed by Governor Scott on April 25, 2013, Florida design professionals may contractually limit their individual liability for negligence occurring within the scope of their employment. Under prior law, design professional, including licensed architects, engineers,...
Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Putative Collective Action Based On Rule 68 Offer
Craig S. Dawson,Reed L. Russell, April 22, 2013
On April 16, 2013, in Genesis Healthcare Corp., et al., v. Symczyk, the United States Supreme Court held that, where the lone plaintiff’s individual claim in an FLSA collective action becomes moot, the entire collective action must be dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.
Year Established: 1853
Eckerd Corporation; Employers Reinsurance Corporation; Fireman's Fund Insurance Company; Gulf Marine Repair Corporation/Hendry Corporation; Harold's Stores, Inc.; Inland Home Building Group, Inc.; Philadelphia Insurance Company; Pre-paid Legal Services, Inc.; Sims Crane & Equipment Company; South Trust Bank, N.A.; Swiss Re Insurance Company; Underwriters at Lloyd's, London; UPS; Waste Management, Inc. of Florida.
Former Names: Joseph M. Dirrhammer 1853-1869 John H. Kennard 1858-1869 Dirrhammer & Kennard 1869-1873 Kennard, Howe & Prentiss 1873-1886 Howe & Prentiss 1887-1893 Howe, Spencer & Cocke 1894-1907 Howe, Fenner, Spencer & Cocke 1908-1918 Spencer, Fenner, Gidiere & Phelps 1919-1921 Spencer, Gidiere, Phelps & Dunbar 1922-1937 Spencer, Phelps, Dunbar & Marks 1938-1942 Phelps, Dunbar, Marks & Claverie 1943-1954 Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie & Sims 1955-1990 Phelps Dunbar 1990—
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