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Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys and 13 practice groups received top rankings in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, the nation’s leading guide for ranking the top law firms and attorneys based on their strengths and reputations in the legal industry.

Attorneys making their first appearance within the rankings include J. Thomas Francis Jr., Peter D. LeJeune and Jeremy L. Retherford. Attorneys Jonathan P. Dyal, James M. Edwards and William L. Smith each moved up a band in the rankings. Ben H. Stone was newly recognized in the Energy & Natural Recourses category.

Chambers USA recognized the firm’s nuclear energy practice as a leading national practice and named 12 of the firm’s practice areas as prominent practices in individual states.

“We are honored to be recognized by our clients for the quality of service we provide, and we are proud to be included in these prestigious rankings,” said Alan T. Rogers, managing partner. “We strive daily to meet our mission of delivering the highest level of client service and for our loyalty and dedication to fostering our core values.”

Each year, Chambers USA performs thousands of interviews and surveys with attorneys and their respective clients, and analyzes its own database resources to determine rankings for top law firms and individual attorneys. As one of the most well respected rankings, the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations worldwide. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients.

Below is a list of the firm’s Chambers USA 2014 rankings organized by state:

Nationwide:

Firm:

  • Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)

Personal:

Alabama:

Firm:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate

Personal:

Georgia:

Firm:

  • Energy
  • Environment

Personal:

Mississippi:

Firm:

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial

Personal:

Allen M. Estes, Peter D. LeJeune, Eric T. Ray and Jeremy L. Retherford, all located in the Birmingham, Ala., Office, were listed as Up and Coming attorneys and Armin J. Moeller Jr., located in the Jackson, Miss., Office, was listed as a Star Individual. Alan T. Rogers was listed as an Eminent Practitioner.