Marion Jefferson Starling III

Partner Birmingham
(205) 226-3406
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Education
  • University of Arkansas School of Law
    J.D., 1992, with Honors; Arkansas Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • Vanderbilt University
    B.A., 1989
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1998
  • Georgia, 1992
About Jeff
Quality lawyer and a quality guy. He gives solid advice and is very responsive.

- Chambers USA

Q&A
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I represent a broad range of clients, including healthcare providers, financial institutions, manufacturers, food processors, transportation companies, and utilities.

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?
  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?
MORE ABOUT Jeff
  • Ohio non-compete arbitration: Won arbitration and attorney’s fees in defeating enforcement of non-compete and franchise agreement.  
  • Complex software trade secrets case: Defending clients in Trade Secrets cases involving businesses.
  • Business destruction and RICO case: Representing clients in multiple claims and cross-claims involving trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and loyalty, and RICO against competing businesses.
  • Multi-plaintiff racial harassment case: Defending client in 12-plaintiff case alleging racial harassment at manufacturing facility.
  • Bid dispute: Representing client in case involving alleging racial discrimination in the award of contracts.
  • Concessionary union bargaining: Served as lead negotiator in collective bargaining that resulted in a reduction in pension plan liabilities and contributions.
        Education
        • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1992, with Honors; Arkansas Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
        • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1989
        Courts
        • Supreme Court of Alabama, 1998
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1998
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2009
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 1998
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2013
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1994
        • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1993
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 1998
        • Georgia, 1992
        Professional Affiliations
        • America Bar Association, Labor & Employment and Litigation Sections
        • Alabama State Bar
        • Birmingham Bar Association
        Awards & Accolades
        • Chambers USA
        • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
        • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - present
        • Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
        • Birmingham Business Journal's, Best of the Bar, 2007
        • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2009 - present
        • "Top Attorney" by Birmingham Magazine, 2009
        • ABA Committee on the Development of the Law Under the NLRA management
        Community Involvement
        • Rotary Club of Birmingham
        • Independent Presbyterian Church