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 2020, Chambers USA recognized 14 Balch practices and 38 Balch attorneys. The firm’s ranked practices include:

Nationwide  Georgia 
  • Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
    (Band 2)
  • Energy (Band 2)

Alabama Mississippi
  • Banking & Finance (Band 1)

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)

  • Corporate/Commercial (Band 2)

  • Environmental (Band 1)

  • Labor & Employment (Band 3)

  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)

  • Real Estate (Band 2)

  • Energy & Natural Resources (Band 1)

  • Environment (Band 1)

  • Labor & Employment (Band 1)

  • Litigation: General Commercial
    (Band 2)

  • Real Estate (Band 3)


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.


The Best Lawyers in America

More than 100 Balch & Bingham attorneys are recognized in the & 2021 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, 10 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 23 attorneys are listed ast "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 2020 edition of Best Law Firms as 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 62 first-tier rankings in metropolitan regions and seven national designations in the following practices:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Public Finance Law

Super Lawyers

In 2019, 83 Balch attorneys were named Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state.

Benchmark Litigation

For the seventh consecutive year, Balch is recognized in the 2019 Edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, as a "recommended" firm in the state of Alabama for its robust litigation work representing clients in complex legal matters spanning a variety of highly regulated industries. Benchmark Litigation also recognized 17 of the firm’s litigation partners.

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:

  • 4 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 2021 & 2018 Balch was recognized as a leader in client service in its Client Service A-Team 2018 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.






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