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Balch Partner Adam Israel Named to Birmingham Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Adam Israel, partner in the Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, has been selected as one of Birmingham’s 2021 Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal. This award is among the Birmingham Business Journal’s most coveted and prestigious honors, identifying dynamic men and women who have distinguished themselves before reaching their 40th birthday.  

A substantial portion of Adam’s practice is focused on complex business litigation. Adam represents businesses and individuals in non-compete, non-solicitation, breach of fiduciary duty, and theft of trade secrets cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts. He is also regularly involved in complex litigation on behalf of highly-regulated businesses. Adam regularly represents nuclear utilities in ongoing litigation against the federal government arising from the Department of Energy’s delay in disposing of the nation’s commercial spent nuclear fuel. 

On top of his outstanding performance within the firm, Adam is dedicated to supporting our community. He is member of the Junior Board of the Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs, and was previously a member of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham and the Young Advisory Council and the Alumni Executive Board at Birmingham-Southern College.   

Adam received his J.D. magna cum laude from The University of Alabama School of Law and boasts a long list of awards and accolades including previously being recognized as a Rising Star Lawyer by the Birmingham Business Journal. He was also named to the Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch list and Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List.  

Adam is a current member of the Alabama Law Institute and a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation.

In March of 2020, Adam was named Balch & Bingham’s Hiring Partner – an important leadership position that ensures the next generation of lawyers are poised to achieve success. He leads Balch’s efforts to recruit associates who will ultimately become firm leaders. 

Adam is also a member of the Firm’s Associates Committee. In that role, he works on associate retention, mentoring, and professional development issues for the Firm.