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:
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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".
Several Balch attorneys are recognized as Fellows in colleges related to their specific areas of practice. Attorneys who have been named Fellows include:
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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.
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.
In 2018, Balch was recognize by the Alabama State Bar as Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year.
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.