Phelps Dunbar LLP has opened an office Dallas/Fort Worth with six attorneys formerly from Cantey Hanger LLP.

The office is New Orleans-based Phelps Dunbar’s second location in Texas after Houston and 11th office overall.

“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, managing partner, said in reference to the expansion.

Joining Phelps Dunbar’s Dallas/Fort Worth office 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.

Pelps Dunbar’s other eight offices are in Baton Rouge; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Miss.; Tampa, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; Raleigh, N.C.; and London.