G. Phillip Shuler

Partner Emeritus

Phillip Shuler retired from Chaffe McCall’s partnership in 2017 and transitioned to Partner Emeritus. He was a Partner in the firm’s New Orleans office and focused his career on assisting clients on matters involving construction labor law. His practice has also included substantial activity in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements as well as the arbitration of disputes under such agreements in several industries including:

  • Construction
  • Food
  • Petrochemical
  • Steel and other industries

Phil joined the firm in 1973 and has since been representing management in labor and employment law matters. He is past Chairman of the Labor Law Section of the Louisiana Bar Association and has lectured on labor law at various seminars sponsored by the Section, by the Multi-State Labor Law Association and by various trade associations.

Phil has annually contributed to the Equal Employment Committee’s treatise “Employment Discrimination Law” and has served on the ABA Labor Law Section’s Committee on Pension, Welfare and Benefit Plans to which he contributed articles and a chapter in the Committee’s treatise “Employee Benefits Law.” He served on the adjunct faculty of Loyola University in New Orleans, where he taught Employee Benefits Law in connection with the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) curriculum.  He is longtime chapter attorney and member of the Board of Directors of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Bayou and Pelican Chapters) and former member of the Board of Advisors of the Associated General Contractors (New Orleans District). He is also a past President of the Bayou Chapter of ABC and of the ABC State Board.  He has been a member of the State and National Boards of Directors of ABC and is Legal-Legislative Advisor to the Louisiana Society of Human Resource Managers.

Phil graduated from Kansas University Law School in Lawrence, Kansas in 1969, where he was Chairman of the Moot Court Council and worked as a trial attorney in the New Orleans Regional Office of the NLRB.


Phil is a member of the:

  • Employment Law subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section
  • Equal Employment Committee of the ABA Labor Law Section
  • ABA Antitrust Law subcommittee on antitrust exemptions


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® for Labor and Employment, 2010-2024
  • Selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2007-2023; and ranked among New Orleans Top 50 and Louisiana Top 50 attorneys
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell