Honors
Honors

Chambers USA

Balch & Bingham received top rankings in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the prominent legal guide for ranking the top law firms and attorneys based on their strengths and reputations in the legal industry.

In 2022, Chambers USA recognized 16 Balch practices and 50 Balch attorneys. The firm’s ranked practices include:

Nationwide  Georgia 
  • Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Energy and Natural Resources

  • Litigation: General Commercial

Alabama Mississippi
  • Banking & Finance

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  • Corporate/Commercial

  • Environmental

  • Labor & Employment

  • Litigation: General Commercial

  • Real Estate

  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • Environment

  • Labor & Employment

  • Litigation: General Commercial

  • Real Estate

     
               

In 2017 Balch was nominated for a Chambers USA Award for Excellence in the category of Energy/Projects: Power including Renewables. Balch was one of seven law firms nationwide nominated for this prestigious award which reflects a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas, as well as notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

 

Chambers Global

Balch is identified in the Chambers Global 2022 Guide as a leader in the field for Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) with four attorneys recognized and one attorney was recognized for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation). 


The Best Lawyers in America

More than 100 Balch & Bingham attorneys are recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®Best Lawyers utilizes a peer-reviewed survey in which attorneys rank the professional abilities of colleagues within the same geographical area.

In addition, 9 Balch attorneys are recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year,” an honor given to a single attorney in each practice group in a designated metropolitan area, and 34 attorneys are listed as "Ones to Watch," a recognition honoring associates and other lawyers, 5-9 years into their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.


U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Balch was recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in the 2023 edition of Best Law Firmsas one of the leading law firms in the country. The rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys across the country, and the Law Firm Leaders Survey. Balch received 104 practice recognitions, including seven national designations and 58 first-tier rankings in metropolitan regions.


Super Lawyers

In 2021, over 45 Balch attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. Rising Stars recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of the top up-and-coming attorneys in each state who are either under the age of 40 or have been in practice for less than ten years.


Benchmark Litigation

The 2021 Edition of Benchmark Litigation US recognized Balch & Bingham as a “Recommended” firm for its robust litigation practice and “Highly Recommend” for labor and employment litigation in Alabama. In addition to the firmwide recognitions, seven Balch partners are included in the publication as a “Local Litigation Star,” a “Labor & Employment Star” or a “Future Star.” Benchmark Litigation also recognized six of the firm's attorneys in its annual "Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List".


American Colleges

Several Balch attorneys are recognized as Fellows in colleges related to their specific areas of practice. Attorneys who have been named Fellows include:

  • 3 Balch attorneys named Fellows in The American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 2 Balch attorneys named Fellows in The American College of Bond Counsel
  • 2 Balch attorneys named Fellows in The American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • 2 Balch Attorneys named Fellows in The American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • 1 Lawyer named Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 1 Lawyer named a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • 1 Lawyer named a Fellow in the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
  • 1 Lawyer named a Fellow in The American College of Real Estate Attorneys
  • 1 Lawyer named a Fellow in The American College of Environmental Lawyers
  • 1 Lawyer named a Fellow in The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

 

BTI Consulting Recognitions

BTI Consulting is a provider of strategic market research to law firms and professional services organizations and conducts the only continuous benchmarking market study in the legal services industry.

  • In 2022, 2021 & 2018 Balch was recognized as a leader in client service in its Client Service A-Team report, the only law firm ranking based solely on direct, unprompted feedback from corporate counsel.
  • In 2019 Balch was recognized as a leader in best brand standing in the 2019 BTI Brand Elite Report: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms. These rankings are determined by independent interviews with more than 694 corporate counsel and top legal decision makers at the world’s largest and most influential companies.

 

Forbes

In 2019 Forbes included Balch in it's inaugural list of "America's Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms." Additionally, the firm is one of only 19 law firms nationwide to receive the “most recommended for” designation for banking and financial services. 

 

CORPORATE COUNSEL/ALM LEGAL INTELLIGENCE

In 2018, Balch was recognized by Corporate Counsel affiliate ALM Legal Intelligence as one of the top ten law firms nationwide that are most called upon to serve clients in the finance and insurance industries.

 

Alabama State Bar

In 2018, Balch was recognize by the Alabama State Bar as Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year.

 

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)

Balch & Bingham was named a 2022 Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). This award recognizes law firms and corporations that demonstrate a strong commitment to building diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession. In addition, Managing Partner Stan Blanton was honored as a Leader at the Front, publicly committing to incorporating diversity and inclusion into organizational changes that are meaningful and measurable.

 

Birmingham Business Journal

  • In 2022, Balch was named a leader in diversity by the Birmingham Business Journal in its 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Awards. The firm was recognized in the ‘Outstanding Initiative or Program’ category for the firm’s work in establishing and implementing Balch Business Boost.
  • In 2019, Balch was recognized as "Veteran-Friendly Employer" by the Birmingham Business Journal.
  • In 2017, Balch earned fifth place in the Large Employer category for "Best Places to Work," competing against businesses with 250+ employees.
  • In 2014, Balch was recognized as Birmingham’s "Most Admired Company" in the Professional Services category by the Birmingham Business Journal.