Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Conrad Anderson IV, Ryan Hodinka and Jason Tompkins were named 2017 Rising Star Lawyers by the Birmingham Business Journal. The annual list recognizes up-and-coming attorneys in the Birmingham area. The honorees were selected for their contributions to their respective firms, as well as their potential to shape the industry and the legal scene in Birmingham. The attorneys will be featured in the Birmingham Business Journal’s October 12, 2017, print edition.
- Conrad Anderson IV, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, is a trial attorney who litigates all manner of business disputes. Conrad frequently counsels owners and contractors in construction matters, while also representing banks and other financial institutions, often defending complex class actions. He serves on the Birmingham Bar Association’s Executive Committee, and is the state chair of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. He also is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and American Inns of Court.
- Ryan Hodinka, attorney in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, focuses his practice on commercial, construction and products liability litigation. Ryan also frequently represents utilities in both contract disputes and personal injury cases. He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Birmingham Bar Association and Defense Research Institute.
- Jason Tompkins, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, has served as lead counsel on over 200 individual cases and more than a dozen class actions in numerous jurisdictions. Most recently, Jason created a circuit split that culminated in review by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, Jason successfully represented one of the nation’s largest buyers of unpaid debt to advance an Eleventh Circuit class action to the Supreme Court. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, ACA International, Inc., and the American Bar Association (Business and Litigation Sections).