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Balch & Bingham Named Among Top Firms in Chambers USA 2023

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners, in its newly released Chambers USA 2023 guide, recognizes 17 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 2023 Chambers USA rankings include:

  • Balch is newly ranked in Alabama, Litigation: Appellate.
  • 50 Balch attorneys are recognized by Chambers USA as leading attorneys.
  • Three Balch attorneys are newly recognized by Chambers USA, including Chuck Burkhart, partner in the Construction Practice, Lee Johnsey Jr., partner in the Real Estate Practice and Susan Stutts, attorney in the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice. 
  • Balch & Bingham remains one of the best in the nation for Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), with Stan Blanton, managing partner, along with partners Leslie Garrett Allen, Peter LeJeune and Alan Lovett, receiving individual nationwide recognition and for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), with partners David Martin Connelly and Lyle Larson receiving individual nationwide recognition. 
  • Nine attorneys earned a Band 1 ranking within their practice areas, the highest ranking awarded. Attorneys listed as Band 1 include:
  • Scott Andress, Gaming & Licensing, Mississippi
  • Stan Blanton, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), USA - Nationwide
  • Pepper Crutcher, Labor and Employment, Mississippi
  • Stephen Gidiere, Environment, Alabama
  • Ed Haden, Litigation: Appellate, Alabama
  • Debra Lewis, Banking & Finance, Alabama
  • Grady Moore, Environment, Alabama 
  • Jeff Starling, Labor & Employment, Alabama
  • Tim Tracy, Corporate/ Commercial, Alabama 
  • Seventeen of the firm’s practices are recognized by Chambers USA, including five practices that earned a Band 1 ranking, which include:
    • Environment, Alabama
    • Litigation: General Commercial, Alabama
    • Energy & Natural Resources, Mississippi
    • Environment, Mississippi
    • Labor & Employment, Mississippi




  • Practices


    • 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) 
    • Peter LeJeune, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
    • Lyle Larson, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) 
    • Alan Lovett, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) 




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



    • Julia Barber, Environment 
    • Dave Boyd, Litigation: General Commercial 
    • Chuck Burkhart, Construction 
    • Steven Burns, Environment
    • Russ Campbell, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Foster Clark, Banking & Finance: Public Finance 
    • Tom DeLawrence, Environment 
    • Jim Edwards, Real Estate
    • Allen Estes, Litigation: General Commercial 
    • Stephen Gidiere, Environment 
    • Curt Gwathney, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
    • Ed Haden, Litigation: Appellate
    • Lee Johnsey Jr., Real Estate 
    • 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


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




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


    • Scott Andress, 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
    • John Rice, Real Estate
    • Jennifer Signs, Real Estate
    • Susan Stutts, Environment
    • Bill Smith, Energy & Natural Resources
    • Ben Stone, Energy & Natural Resources
    • Teri Wyly, Environment 





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