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Ryan M. Hodinka

Attorney Birmingham
(205) 226-3464
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Education
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 2011, magna cum laude; Alabama Law Review, Articles Editor and Treasurer; Order of the Coif; Jessup Internal Law Moot Court Team; Campbell Moot Court Board
  • Furman University
    B.A., 2006, Political Science
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2011
About Ryan
Q&A
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I represent a variety of businesses, ranging from established electrical utilities to product manufacturers to poultry processors and start-up software companies. 

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?
MORE ABOUT Ryan
  • Owner's counsel: Represented the owner of one of the first nuclear construction projects in over 30 years against an EPC contractor making claims in excess of one billion dollars. (2015)
  • Financial services investigation and litigation: Investigated and litigated a multi-million dollar fraud and conversion claim on behalf of a large financial services provider, finding evidence that led to the plaintiff settling and dismissing the case, with prejudice, with no settlement funds changing hands. (2013)
  • Power Purchase Agreement litigation: Represented an electrical utility and successfully obtained summary judgment against an independent power producer that attempted to attach a multi-million dollar payment for reactive power to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated tariff. (2014)
  • Wrongful death litigation: Represented an electrical utility and helped secure a summary judgment on a claim brought by the estate of a motorist who crashed into a utility pole. (2012)
  • HVAC litigation: Represented multiple clients in litigation against a multi-billion dollar HVAC manufacturer. (2016)
    Education
    • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2011, magna cum laude; Alabama Law Review, Articles Editor and Treasurer; Order of the Coif; Jessup Internal Law Moot Court Team; Campbell Moot Court Board
    • Furman University, B.A., 2006, Political Science
    Courts
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
    Bar Admissions
    • Alabama, 2011
    Professional Affiliations
    • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Birmingham Bar Association
    Awards & Accolades
    • Birmingham Business Journal, Rising Star Lawyer, 2017
    • Lanier, Ford, Shaver & Payne Intellectual Property Award
    • Best Written Brief, Jessup Moot Court Competition, South Super Regional
    Clerkships
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama