Michael D. Hunt - Phelps Dunbar LLP

Michael D. Hunt

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 225-346-0285

Michael Hunt represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation and disputes involving design and construction. His litigation experience includes contract disputes, civil and criminal antitrust matters, environmental claims, expropriation and eminent domain actions, defense of federal and state securities law claims, disputes involving business torts, trade secrets and unfair trade practices. He has represented clients from many industries, including engineering and consulting firms, contractors, chemical and product manufacturers, financial institutions, insurers and public utilities.

Mr. Hunt counsels owners, contractors and specialty subcontractors on design/build and EPC projects, assisting with negotiations and contract drafting. He represents clients in disputes involving public bids and the prosecution of public contract claims against governmental entities. He has regularly represented clients in arbitration proceedings governed by the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

In addition to appearing in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Mr. Hunt has litigated matters in Alabama, California, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Since 2008, Mr. Hunt has served as the managing partner of Phelps Dunbar LLP. 

Louisiana State University Law CenterJ.D. 1977Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeBA 1974
Louisiana State Bar AssociationBaton Rouge Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationBaton Rouge Area ChamberSoutheast Super Region Committee

Office Location

II City Plaza, Suite 1100
400 Convention Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5618
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Baton Rouge Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Baton Rouge Metro Area
Michael D. Hunt has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Michael D. Hunt has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Civil Litigation, Construction)
Litigation - Construction