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Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Balch & Bingham Attorneys and Practices with State and Nationwide Rankings

Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce that 35 attorneys and 14 practices are recognized in the newly released 2019 edition of Chambers USA, published by Chambers & Partners. Balch consistently receives top rankings in Chambers USA, which is regarded as a prominent legal guide known for its independent and objective rankings of top law firms and attorneys. 

Each year, London-based Chambers USA undergoes a rigorous research process to determine rankings for top law firms and individual attorneys through in-depth interviews and surveys of attorneys and clients, and an analysis of its own database resources. Rankings are assessed on legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness and client service, in addition to the strength and depth of a firm’s practice. 

Chambers USA recognizes practices and attorneys for their work within a specific discipline and geographic area. 

Highlights from Balch’s 2019 Chambers USA rankings include:

  • Balch & Bingham among the best in the nation for its Nuclear Energy Practice and recognized Stan Blanton, managing partner, and Peter LeJeune, partner in the Nuclear Energy practice with individual nationwide rankings.
  • 35 Balch attorneys are individually recognized by Chambers USA as leading attorneys.
  • Eight attorneys earned a Band 1 ranking within their practice areas, the highest ranking awarded.
  • 14 of the firm’s practices are recognized by Chambers USA, including six practices that earned a Band 1 ranking, which include:
  • Banking & Finance (Alabama)
  • Environment (Alabama)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Alabama)
  • Energy & Natural Resources (Mississippi)
  • Environment (Mississippi)
  • Labor & Employment (Mississippi)


Balch & Bingham practices and attorneys are ranked in the following categories:




  • Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)



  • Stan Blanton, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Peter LeJeune, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)




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



  • Amy Adams, High Net Worth Guide, Private Wealth Law
  • Dave Boyd, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Russ Campbell, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Foster Clark, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Jim Edwards, Real Estate
  • Mike Edwards, Litigation: General Commercial (Senior Statespeople)
  • Allen Estes, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Tom Francis, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Stephen Gidiere, Environment 
  • Curt Gwathney, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Ed Haden, Litigation: Appellate
  • Doug Kauffman, Labor & Employment
  • Grady Moore, Environment 
  • John Pickering, Banking & Finance and Real Estate
  • Jeremy Retherford, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Alan Rogers, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Jeff Starling, Labor & Employment
  • Tim Tracy, Corporate/Commercial




  • Energy



  • Tom Penland, Energy (Recognised Practitioner)




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



  • Scott Andress, Corporate/Commercial: Gaming & Licensing
  • Ashley Cannady, Labor & Employment 
  • Ricky Cox, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Pepper Crutcher, Labor & Employment
  • Jonathan Dyal, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Bradley Ennis, Environment 
  • K.C. Hightower, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Leo Manuel, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Armin Moeller, Labor & Employment (Star Individual)
  • John Rice, Real Estate
  • Bill Smith, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Ben Stone, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Teri Wyly, Environment