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Balch & Bingham Named Among Top Firms In Chambers USA 2022

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners, in its newly released Chambers USA 2022 guide, has recognized 16 practices and 50 attorneys as leaders in their specific disciplines and geographic areas. 

Known for its comprehensive and objective rankings of top law firms and attorneys, Chambers USA is one the most prominent legal guides. The annual list is generated through rigorous research and in-depth client interviews. Rankings are assessed on legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness and client service, in addition to the strength and depth of a firm’s practice.


Highlights from Balch’s 2022 Chambers USA rankings include:

  • Balch is newly ranked in Nationwide Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and partners Lyle Larson and David Martin Connelly receive individual nationwide recognition.
  • 50 Balch attorneys are individually recognized by Chambers USA as leading attorneys.
  • Balch & Bingham’s Nuclear Energy Practice remains one of the best in the nation, with Stan Blanton, managing partner, along with partners Leslie Garrett Allen, Peter LeJeune and Alan Lovett, receiving individual nationwide recognition. 
  • Three Balch attorneys are newly recognized by Chambers USA, including Chris Kimble, partner in the Litigation Practice, Lyle Larson, partner, Energy Practice, and Tim Segers, partner, Corporate Practice.
  • Nine attorneys earned a Band 1 ranking within their practice areas, the highest ranking awarded. Attorneys listed as Band 1 include:
  • Scott Andress
  • Dave Boyd
  • Stan Blanton
  • Pepper Crutcher
  • Stephen Gidiere
  • Ed Haden
  • Grady Moore
  • Jeff Starling
  • Teri Wyly


  • Sixteen of the firm’s practices are recognized by Chambers USA, including five practices that earned a Band 1 ranking, which include:
  • Environment, Alabama
  • Environment, Mississippi
  • Labor & Employment, Mississippi
  • Litigation: General Commercial, Alabama

Balch practices & attorneys are recognized in the following categories:




  • Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) 



  • Stan Blanton, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • David Martin Connelly, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Leslie Garrett Allen, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) - Up and Coming
  • Peter LeJeune, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Lyle Larson, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) 
  • Alan Lovett, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) - Up and Coming




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



  • Julia Barber, Environment - Up and Coming
  • Dave Boyd, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Steven Burns, Environment
  • Russ Campbell, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Foster Clark, Banking & Finance: Public Finance - Senior Statespeople
  • Greg Cook, Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Tom DeLawrence, Environment (Up and Coming) 
  • Jim Edwards, Real Estate (Senior Statespeople)
  • Mike Edwards, Litigation: General Commercial - Senior Statespeople
  • Allen Estes, Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Stephen Gidiere, Environment 
  • Curt Gwathney, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Ed Haden, Litigation: Appellate
  • Doug Kauffman, Labor & Employment
  • Chris Kimble, Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Debra Lewis, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory 
  • Frank Long, Banking & Finance: Public Finance 
  • Grady Moore, Environment
  • John Pickering, Banking & Finance and Real Estate
  • Jeremy Retherford, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Alan Rogers, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Tim Segers, Corporate/Commercial 
  • Jeff Starling, Labor & Employment
  • Chris Still, Corporate/Commercial
  • Tim Tracy, Corporate/Commercial




  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Litigation: General Commercial



  • Tom Penland, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Josh Archer, Litigation: General Commercial




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



  • Scott Andress, Corporate Commercial: Gaming & Licensing
  • Ashley Eley 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
  • Jennifer Signs, Real Estate
  • Bill Smith, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Ben Stone, Energy & Natural Resources - Senior Statespeople
  • Teri Wyly, Environment




  • Todd Kimbrough, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) 
  • Bryan Moore, Energy & Natural Resources