Category Archives: Spotlight on Balch & Bingham

Balch versus Blacks and Blue-Collar Competitors

This post originally posted on February 6, 2018. Now with the aftermath of the conviction of Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert, we have updated the post in purple. We, the CDLU, continue to visit regularly with the North Birmingham community. The institutional racism in North Birmingham is real.  With a population that is … Continue reading Balch versus Blacks and Blue-Collar Competitors

Tulotoma Snails Defeat Balch & Bingham, Alabama Power

Balch’s stigma of bribery and money laundering looks like it won’t go away anytime soon. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission revoked all 7 licenses for Alabama Power to operate dams along the Coosa River, according to a report last night in the Montgomery Advertiser. And why were the licenses revoked? Because a panel of the  … Continue reading Tulotoma Snails Defeat Balch & Bingham, Alabama Power

Balch’s Support Becomes Political Liability

Last week, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (pictured) was ripped by his opponent for having accepted donations from embattled law firm Balch & Bingham WHNT reports: [Peter] Joffrion is calling on Brooks to return certain campaign donations he says are associated with convicted felons. Joffrion is pointing out that Political Action Committees connected to both Roberson … Continue reading Balch’s Support Becomes Political Liability

Balch’s Touch Becomes Manure; Rejection Becomes Mainstream

Balch’s competitors appear to be salivating with each sweet morsel of Balch’s misfortune and missteps. Nineteen months ago, when you needed to fight, defend, or move a legal matter regarding the environment or energy in the Southeast, Balch & Bingham was the prestigious, go-to law firm. Balch’s touch was like King Midas, everything turned into … Continue reading Balch’s Touch Becomes Manure; Rejection Becomes Mainstream

Second Exodus Begins; Glassford Bails on Balch

Last January, an exodus of 10 money-making partners left embattled law firm Balch & Bingham. Yesterday, the beginning of a second exodus of attorneys at Balch began. Birmingham Business Journal reports: Jeremiah Glassford was hired as senior client executive in the national energy construction practice at EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and … Continue reading Second Exodus Begins; Glassford Bails on Balch

Balch & Bingham Arrogantly Disrespects Alabama Supreme Court

Who do Balch & Bingham think they are to make these unsolicited demands? The Gods of Montgomery? The shadow government of Alabama? Unbelievable! Balch & Bingham’s legal counsel, Andrew “Andy2K” Campbell, has filed yet another unsolicited response with the Alabama Supreme Court against Burt Newsome’s Writ of Mandamus. The Writ asks for the immediate recusal of … Continue reading Balch & Bingham Arrogantly Disrespects Alabama Supreme Court

CDLU Calls for Immediate Suspension of Balch & Bingham

Minutes after the guilty verdicts were handed down, we, the CDLU, wrote to Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and his General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Jim Kerr: “Time for us to talk again…and straighten out this mess for the good of Southern Company, for the good of OUR community.” Southern Company and … Continue reading CDLU Calls for Immediate Suspension of Balch & Bingham

UPDATE: Balch & Bingham Explodes; Lies to Alabama Supreme Court about CDLU

[Update: This post was originally published on July 9, 2018. We have since learned  that Burt Newsome has filed a response to Balch’s unsolicited response to Newsome’s Writ of Mandamus. His 8-page filing to the Alabama Supreme Court can be found by clicking here. Newsome discusses and reaffirms the troubling issues that Balch’s attorney failed to … Continue reading UPDATE: Balch & Bingham Explodes; Lies to Alabama Supreme Court about CDLU