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Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.


Global law firm Phelps Dunbar LLP has opened a Dallas-Fort Worth area office with six attorneys formerly with Cantey Hanger LLP. The new office, located at 1452 Hughes Road in Grapevine, is Phelps Dunbar’s second location in Texas after Houston and 11th office overall. The firm is headquartered in New Orleans with offices throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and London.

Joining Phelps Dunbar’s Dallas-Fort Worth team are C. Matthew Terrell, who will serve as office managing partner; Blake A. Bailey; D. Mark Daniel; Robert M. Doby III; Alan C. Duncan; and Christopher R. Jones as well as four professional staff members. “Many of our current clients have a significant presence in the North Texas region, in particular the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex,” said Michael D. Hunt, firm managing partner. “This expansion will allow those clients to take advantage of a client service model that has fueled our firm’s growth throughout the Southeast.” Terrell practices in commercial litigation with specialized expertise in the areas of property rights, eminent domain and real estate disputes, including real estate transactional matters. He also practices appellate law. Daniel comes to Phelps Dunbar with more than 25 years of legal experience and concentrates on commercial litigation with a special emphasis on complex property damage and casualty matters. Daniel also serves as a member of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate.

Bailey also brings more than 25 years of experience and practices in commercial litigation, particularly trademark matters as well as antitrust, franchise and employment disputes. Doby practices in the area of commercial litigation with expertise in eminent domain and property rights matters. Doby is a member of the board of governors and an officer at the Colonial Country Club as well as tournament committee member for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Duncan, a Certified Public Accountant, brings a tax and transactional practice to the Dallas-Fort Worth office, focusing on commercial and real estate transactions as well as tax planning, and trusts and estates. Jones has practiced law since 2009 in the areas of eminent domain and property damage litigation as well as general corporate transactions.


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