Dennis M. McClelland - Phelps Dunbar LLP

Dennis M. McClelland

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Dennis McClelland practices in area of labor and employment. He represents employers in civil court litigation, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings regarding claims involving employment discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave laws, union-management relations, employee benefits, and various employment-related torts. Mr. McClelland also regularly represents employers in prosecuting and defending cases involving alleged breaches of non-competition agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets claims, and employment or business-related tort claims. Additionally, he routinely counsels and assists employers regarding compliance with various applicable federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, including the preparation and/or review of employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks and policies.  He represents a broad range of employers in the financial services, retail, hospitality, health care, transportation, construction, engineering, and manufacturing industries. 

He currently serves on the firm’s Operations Committee.

Florida State UniversityBS 1993University of FloridaJ.D. 1996
Fair Labor Standards Act Subcommittee, ABA Labor and Employment SectionFlorida Bar AssociationThe Florida BarWage and Hour Defense Institute of the Litigation Council of America

Office Location

100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900
Tampa, FL 33602-5311
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Tampa Metro Area
Dennis M. McClelland has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment