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Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been honored by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms” as one of the leading law firms in the country. For the sixth consecutive year, the firm was recognized for its professional excellence and consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and the review of additional information provided by law firms. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, while addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether the respondent would refer another client to the firm.

Balch received national rankings in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law and Insurance Law. Additionally, Balch received 79 metropolitan tier rankings across practice areas in six of its offices.

The full list of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings by market and practice areas for Balch is below:

NATIONAL RANKINGS

Tier 2

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Tier 3

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law

METROPOLITAN RANKINGS

ATLANTA

Tier 1

  •  Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Tier 2

  • Appellate Practice
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Tier 3

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law

BIRMINGHAM

Tier 1

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy 
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Water Law

Tier 2

  •  Arbitration
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Trademark Law

Tier 3

  •  Litigation - Tax

GULFPORT

Tier 1

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Real Estate Law

Tier 2

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

JACKSON

Tier 1

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Gaming Law 
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment 
  • Litigation - Real Estate

Tier 2

  • Public Finance Law

Tier 3

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

JACKSONVILLE

Tier 1

  • Real Estate Law

MONTGOMERY

Tier 1

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2

  • Law - Individuals
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers