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Balch & Bingham Named Among Top Law Firms in 2015 Chambers USA

Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as one of the top law firms in the United States with 27 attorneys and 12 practice groups included in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA.

Balch attorneys and practices have been consistently ranked in Chambers USA, which is widely regarded as a globally recognized, prominent legal guide for ranking the top law firms and attorneys based on their strengths and reputations in the legal industry. As one of the most well respected legal rankings, the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations worldwide. Each year, Chambers USA determines rankings for top law firms and individual attorneys through interviews and surveys with attorneys and their clients, and an analysis of its own database resources. Rankings are assessed on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients.

Highlights from the firm’s 2015 Chambers USA rankings include:

  • 27 Balch attorneys were individually recognized by Chambers USA as leading lawyers and nine attorneys earned a Band 1 ranking within their practice area
  • 12 practice areas were recognized, Nuclear (Regulatory and Litigation) received a top-tier nationwide ranking and Banking & Finance, Real Estate and Labor & Employment were ranked as Band 1.
  • Balch Managing Partner, Alan T. Rogers, was recognized as an “Eminent Practitioner.”
  • Armin J. Moeller, Jr., partner in the Jackson, Miss., office, was recognized as a “Star Individual.”
  • Curt Gwathney and  Peter D. LeJeune, partners in the Birmingham, Ala., office, were ranked as “Up and Coming.”
  • Bradley Ennis, associate in the Gulfport, Miss., office, was recognized as an “Associate to Watch.” 

Balch & Bingham practices and lawyers were ranked in the following categories:



  • Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)


  • M Stanford Blanton, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Peter D. LeJeune, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)



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



  • H. Hampton Boles, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
  • David R. Boyd, Litigation: General Commercial
  • J. Foster Clark, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • James M. Edwards, Real Estate
  • Michael L. Edwards, Litigation: General Commercial
  • J. Thomas Francis, Jr., Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Curt Gwathney, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Ed R. Haden, Litigation: Appellate
  • Douglas B. Kauffman, Labor & Employment
  • John D. Pickering, Real Estate
  • Jeremy L. Retherford, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Alan T. Rogers, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Felton W. Smith, Real Estate
  • M. Jefferson Starling III, Labor & Employment
  • Timothy J. Tracy, Corporate/Commercial



  • Energy


  • Michael J. Bowers, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Dan H. McCrary, Energy 



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


  • Scott E. Andress, Corporate/Commercial: Gaming & Licensing
  • R. Pepper Crutcher, Jr., Labor & Employment
  • Jonathan P. Dyal, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Bradley Ennis, Environment
  • Armin J. Moeller, Jr., Labor & Employment
  • William L. Smith, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Ben H. Stone, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Teri T. Wyly, Environment