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Balch & Bingham Named Among Top Firms in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners, in its newly released Chambers USA 2024 guide, recognizes 20 practices and 53 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 2024 Chambers USA rankings include:

  • Balch is newly ranked in three practices in Alabama: Construction, Tax and Public Finance. 
  • 53 Balch attorneys are recognized by Chambers USA as leading attorneys.
  • Five Balch attorneys are newly recognized by Chambers USA, including Conrad Anderson IV, partner in the Litigation Practice; Mark Bond, partner in the Real Estate Practice; Walter Boone, partner in the Litigation Practice; Corbitt Tate, attorney in the Real Estate Practice; and Andy Tunnell, partner in the Energy Practice. 
  • Balch & Bingham remains one of the best in the nation for Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), with Stan Blanton, managing partner, along with partners, Peter LeJeune and Alan Lovett, receiving individual nationwide recognition. The firm also remains one of the best in the nation for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), with partners David Martin Connelly, Lyle Larson and Andy Tunnell receiving individual nationwide recognition. 
  • Balch's Armin Moeller is ranked as a Star Individual, a ranking given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. 
    Eleven 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
    • Ricky Cox, Energy & Natural Resources, Mississippi
    • Pepper Crutcher, Labor and Employment, Mississippi
    • Bradley Ennis, Environment, 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 
  • Twenty of the firm’s practices are recognized by Chambers USA, including five practices that earned a Band 1 ranking:
    • Environment, Alabama
    • Litigation: General Commercial, Alabama
    • Energy & Natural Resources, Mississippi
    • Environment, Mississippi
    • Labor & Employment, Mississippi


Balch practices and attorneys are recognized in the following categories:


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



    • Stan Blanton, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
    • David Martin Connelly, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) 
    • Lyle Larson, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) 
    • Peter LeJeune, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
    • Alan Lovett, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
    • Andy Tunnell, Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)



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


    • Conrad Anderson IV, Construction and Litigation: General Commercial
    • 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, 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
    • Corbitt Tate, Banking & Finance 
    • Tim Tracy, Corporate/Commercial



    • Energy & 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
    • Mark Bond, Real Estate 
    • Walter Boone, Litigation 
    • 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
    • Susan Stutts, Environment
    • Bill Smith, Energy & Natural Resources
    • Ben Stone, Energy & Natural Resources
    • Teri Wyly, Environment 



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



  • Liz Williamson, Environment 

Balch & Bingham is also recognized in the 2024 Chambers Global Guide, released earlier this year. The 2024 Guide recognized the firm’s Energy Practice to be one of the best worldwide, with attorneys once again acknowledged as global industry leaders in the Nuclear Energy and Electricity practices.