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Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Nine Balch & Bingham Attorneys as 2024 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 in its 2024 edition. In addition to the firm wide recognition, nine Balch attorneys are included in the publication as a “Litigation 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 an extensive research period involving interviews between researchers and litigators and their clients, as well as an analysis of the market's most important cases and firm developments. The research cycle for the 2024 edition included interviews with a record number of litigators.

Benchmark Litigation US recognized the following Balch partners as “Litigation Stars” in its 2024 edition:


  • Chuck Burkhart – Product Liability and Recall
    Chuck focuses his practice on construction litigation and the defense of catastrophic product liability, electrical injury, and death claims. He maintains a national construction litigation practice. Over the past decade, Chuck has negotiated more than $3 billion in construction contracts across the U.S. He chairs the firm's Product Liability & Casualty Practice and has extensive jury trial experience.

  • Russ Campbell - Commercial 
    Russ is widely recognized as one of the most sought after trial lawyers and sports agents in the nation. With more than three decades of experience representing clients across the country in complex commercial and energy-related litigation, he has built a reputation as a relentless advocate for clients facing complex legal challenges and high-profile negotiations. After serving 16 years as Chair of the Litigation Section, Russ now serves as a Strategic Practice Leader for the Litigation and Labor and Employment sections.

  • Alan Rogers – Insurance, Appellate, Product Liability and Recall, Commercial
    Alan is an experienced trial lawyer recognized for both his ability to help businesses solve challenging problems and prevent disputes before they get to court, and also for his significant experience in advocacy and litigation. He advocates for clients before courts, arbitrators, and regulators. Alan is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Benchmark Litigation US recognized the following Balch partners as “Future Stars” in its 2024 edition:


Earlier this year, Benchmark Litigation US selected the following Balch partners for inclusion in the 2024 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 
  • Joe Leavens – Product Liability 
Balch's Litigation Practice includes more than 90 attorneys who practice across the Southeast and Texas 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. Additionally, Balch is annually recognized for excellence in litigation by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America.