Once the merger is complete, Phelps Dunbar will have offices in 13 cities throughout the Gulf South and in London.
“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 Marshall Redmon, Phelps managing partner.
Cabaniss Johnston was founded in 1887 and has offices in Mobile and Birmingham. On Business Alabama’s Largest Law Firms ranking, Cabaniss Johnston was ranked no. 25 last year with 28 attorneys and a total of 54 employees in Alabama.
“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.
Phelps Dunbar already has a location in Mobile and was ranked on Business Alabama’s Largest Law Firm listing at no. 34 last year with 20 attorneys and 43 total employees in Alabama. Phelps Dunbar, in all of its offices, has 300 attorneys, serving six core practice groups — business, health care, insurance, labor and employment, litigation and admiralty. In addition to Alabama, it currently has practices in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina and London.