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Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 12 Balch & Bingham Attorneys As 2023 Leading Practitioners

Benchmark Litigation US, a directory recognized for its ranking of top trial firms globally, has selected Balch & Bingham as a “Recommended” firm for its robust litigation practice and “Highly Recommend” for labor and employment litigation in Alabama in its 2023 edition.

In addition to the firm wide recognitions, 12 Balch attorneys are included in the publication as a “Local Litigation Star,” a “Labor & Employment Star,” “40 & Under List” or a “Future Star.” The definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys, Benchmark Litigation US is the only publication in the United States to focus exclusively on litigation. The annual rankings are the culmination of a six-month research period involving extensive interviews between researchers and litigators and their clients as well as an analysis of the market's most important cases and firm developments. 

Benchmark Litigation US recognized the following Balch partners as “Local Litigation Stars” in its 2023 edition: 


  • Russ Campbell - Commercial 
    As chair of the firm's Litigation Practice, Russ leads more than 90 attorneys across the firm's footprint in the representation of clients across numerous industries in state and federal courts nationwide. For over 28 years, Russ has represented clients across the country in complex commercial and energy-related litigation. 
  • Chuck BurkhartProduct Liability
    Chuck focuses his practice on construction litigation and the defense of catastrophic product liability, electrical injury, and death claims. He has a national practice in which he represents owners, architects, general contractors, and subcontractors on claims ranging from mechanics liens, and the drafting and negotiation of high-value construction contracts, to the litigation and trial of complex construction disputes.
  • Greg Cook Competition/Antitrust, Commercial, Energy
    Greg serves as the chair of Balch’s Financial Services Litigation Practice and regularly handles class action and complex litigation matters. He has defended over 60 class actions, handled over 250 real estate and mortgage matters, and is a part of over 40 reported opinions. 
  • Alan Rogers Insurance, Appellate, Product Liability and Recall, Commercial
    Alan is an experienced trial lawyer and is recognized for his ability to help businesses solve challenging problems and handle disputes before and after they get to court. Alan is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. 


Benchmark Litigation US recognized the following Balch partners as “Labor and Employment Stars” in its 2023 edition:


  • Jeff StarlingLabor and Employment
    Jeff is the chair of Balch & Bingham’s Labor & Employment Practice. For 30 years he has represented employers in trial, arbitration, and before administrative agencies in cases ranging from trade secrets and RICO claims to sexual harassment, labor relations, and FLSA matters.
  • Dorman Walker Labor and Employment
    Dorman represents clients ranging from large research universities to manufacturers and healthcare institutions, as well as circuit and district judges. In addition to assisting his clients in remaining compliant with the broad array of employment laws, Dorman regularly defends clients against in the full range of employment-related lawsuits. 

Benchmark Litigation US recognized the following Balch partners as “Future Stars” in its 2023 edition:



Earlier this year, Benchmark Litigation US selected the following Balch partners for inclusion in the 2022 40 & Under List, honoring their ambition and accomplishments in handling major cases under the age of 40:


  • Thomas DeBray – Product Liability and Recall, Real Estate, Consumer Protection
  • Adam Israel – Intellectual Property, Commercial, Energy 

Balch's Litigation Practice includes more than 90 attorneys who practice across the Southeast and appear regularly before state and federal courts, arbitration panels, and regulatory bodies. The firm is recognized for its strength in trial and appellate work, with deep experience in highly regulated industries, including healthcare, energy and financial services. Balch is annually recognized for excellence in litigation by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Benchmark Litigation US.