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M. Stanford Blanton

Managing Partner
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  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 1983, Alabama Law Review, Order of the Coif 
  • The University of Alabama
    M.B.A., 1983
  • The University of Alabama
    B.S., 1980, Commerce and Business Administration, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 2013
  • Alabama, 1983
About Stan
He has great foresight, he's tireless and he's a subject matter expert on all aspects of nuclear energy. An outstanding strategic thinker who can dissect arguments and provide sound counterarguments; nobody can handle pressure better than Stan.

- Chambers USA

  • Which courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States District Courts, United States Courts of Appeal, United States Court of Federal Claims.
  • What types of clients do you represent?
    Electric utility companies, suppliers of nuclear fuel and components, and investors in electric generating facilities.

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  • Lead nuclear regulatory and licensing counsel to the surviving company in a merger of the owners of over 6,000 megawatts of nuclear generating capacity. This merger creates a leading integrated retail electricity and zero-carbon generation company with the second largest competitive nuclear fleet in the country, serving over 3 million households.

  • Lead counsel for owner and operator developing first nuclear power plant licensed in the United States in over 30 years, including licensing (including contested hearings), commercial contract negotiation and drafting, multi-party negotiations regarding federal loan guarantees, resolution of large multi-party commercial disputes, and regulatory compliance.
  • Lead counsel for nuclear licensee in connection with claims against United States arising out of failure to accept and dispose of spent nuclear fuel pursuant to contracts between licensee and Department of Energy, including trial and appeal.
  • Nuclear policy advice to nuclear plant owners and national trade associations regarding legislative proposals regarding commercial nuclear power issues including new plant development, nuclear waste storage and disposal, and nuclear power economics.



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        • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1983, Alabama Law Review, Order of the Coif 
        • The University of Alabama, M.B.A., 1983
        • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1980, Commerce and Business Administration, cum laude
        Bar Admissions
        • Georgia, 2013
        • Alabama, 1983
        Professional Affiliations
        • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow 
        • American Bar Association, Section on Infrastructure and Regulated Industries, Nuclear Energy Law Committee, Chairman (2009-2016), Vice Chair (2002-2009; 2016-present)
        • American Bar Association, Business Torts Committee, Subcommittee on Jury Instructions
        • Nuclear Energy Institute, Lawyers Committee, Chairman (2002-2006)
        • Birmingham Bar Association
        Awards & Accolades
        • Chambers Global, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
        • Chambers USA, Nationwide, Nuclear Energy (Regulatory and Litigation)
        • The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy and Government Relations Law
        • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year 2014, Birmingham, Government Relations Law, Lawyer of the Year 2017 & 2020, Birmingham, Energy, Lawyer of the Year 2023, Birmingham, Energy Law
        • Mid-South Super Lawyers
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Outstanding CEO - Diversity Awards Winner, 2022
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Who’s Who in Law, 2017-2022
        • Birmingham 205, BHMBIZ
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Executives of Influence, 2017
        • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, 2017 & 2018
        • B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2018
        Community Involvement
        • Birmingham Business Alliance, Board of Directors 
        • Birmingham Regional Council of Leadership Alabama
        • University of Alabama School of Law Foundation, Board of Governors
        • Monday Morning Quarterback Club, Captain
        • Quarterbacking Children's Health Foundation, Board of Trustee
        • PARCA, Board of Directors (2017-2023)
        • Alabama Capital Network, Advisory Board (2016-2021)
        • Order of St. John