Christopher K. Ralston

Ralston Christopher

Chris Ralston is a Partner in the New Orleans office of Phelps Dunbar. He regularly appears in state and federal courts and frequently litigates breach of contract disputes and enforcement of licensing, non-competition and distributor agreements. He has tried antitrust, tax, securities fraud, federal qui tam/False Claims Act cases, large real estate suits and a variety of commercial disputes. A substantial segment of his practice includes appellate representation. He has successfully handled appeals at each of the five Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Louisiana and the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

In addition to his legal practice, Chris is an active member of many professional associations and nonprofit organizations. He is a past president of the New Orleans Bar Association and past board chair of the Pro Bono Project.  He currently serves as board chairman of the American Diabetes Association’s Louisiana Chapter, as president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and as an officer of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. He is also the president of the Tulane Alumni Association. He earned his law degree in 1999 from Tulane Law School and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary. After law school, he served as a judicial law clerk to U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon.

Chris is recognized by many peer review publications including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Louisiana Super Lawyers, New Orleans Magazine and The Best Lawyers in America.