W. Thomas Siler, Jr.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
4270 I-55 North
Mr. Siler is the managing partner of the Jackson office and the practice coordinator of the Jackson labor and employment group.
- Representation of one of the world’s largest auto manufacturers in a case involving NLRA and ERISA preemption. The case involved more than 120 employees who voluntarily elected severance pay, but sued when market conditions improved and the employer began re-hiring several years later and refused to rehire the plaintiffs.
- Representation of a sporting goods manufacturer in a multi-party case involving alleged race discrimination.
- Representation of one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of wood and paper products in an age discrimination case involving two high ranking management officials who claimed they were selected for a reduction-in-force because of their age.
Phelps Dunbar’s labor and employment practice group provides valuable solutions to large and small, public and private employers, across the spectrum of employment law and employee benefit issues, including labor relations, employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, safety and health, leaves of absences, compensation issues, union concerns, civil rights and constitutional law issues, immigration, pension and welfare plan design and administration, as well as regulatory compliance and human resources issues. Our lawyers participate in all phases of state and federal court litigation and arbitration, and have experience in a broad array of administrative charges and investigations before federal, state and municipal administrative agencies.
The combination of knowledge and experience at Phelps Dunbar contributes to our well founded reputation as a leader in the field of legal services. With office locations across the Gulf Coast as well as Raleigh, North Carolina and London, England, we are able to serve virtually all types of client legal needs across the Third Coast as well as nationally and internationally. Our regional capabilities ensure efficient, responsive and attentive legal solutions to a broad range of issues handled by our firm. Communication and collaboration among attorneys in different locations is valued by our firm to provide sound legal advice and quality services to our clients.
“Thomas Siler is credited for his commercial understanding, with one client observing: “He likes to get to know and understand exactly how our business operates and he appreciates the business impact of legal advice.” He advises on a host of labor and employment disputes and civil rights cases.”