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Star Chamber Cash?

The blackout and secretive proceedings of the unconstitutional Star Chamber remain sealed and unknown almost six months later. No one close to Balch or working at Jefferson County can tell us what is happening in the Newsome Conspiracy Case—not even Judge Carole Smitherman’s most trusted acquaintances. Silence. Darkness. Secrecy. Although the parties could be in … Continue reading Star Chamber Cash?

Alleged Racism and Age-Discrimination in Vincent

The CDLU met with residents of Vincent, Alabama who allege adamantly that Balch & Bingham lawyers (and their public relations stooges) spearheaded the strategic purchase of farm land and the fast-as-lightening re-zoning of said land,  and oversaw the lucrative transactions for a client called White Rock Quarries, starting almost a decade ago. The outrage they … Continue reading Alleged Racism and Age-Discrimination in Vincent

Indicted Balch Partner Letter Explodes

A letter written in late 2014 by Joel Gilbert,  an indicted Balch partner and one of the alleged masterminds of the Oliver Robinson $360,000 Bribery Conspiracy, appears to be now blowing-up. In the two-page dispatch to GASP, an environmental and health advocacy group based in Birmingham,  Gilbert demands “statements showing the sources of the organization’s … Continue reading Indicted Balch Partner Letter Explodes

An Open Letter to Balch & Bingham Employees

There are many professional, ethical, and outstanding professionals working at Balch & Bingham and we applaud you. We, the CDLU, are not against Balch & Bingham; we are against racism, discrimination, and unscrupulous if not criminal behavior. We seek to promote inherent goodness, and expose unconscionable corporate conduct and inept government behavior. Two Balch & … Continue reading An Open Letter to Balch & Bingham Employees

Balch’s Waterloo?

Why is Balch & Bingham  still following the path of Oliver Robinson, Joel Gilbert, Steven McKinney and others instead of stopping this alleged cycle of corruption and unsavory conduct? The cartoon below is satirical but has elements of truth. The questionable first-time contributions to Judge Carole Smitherman’s husband State Senator Rodger Smitherman has been the … Continue reading Balch’s Waterloo?

Palace Intrigue: What did Sessions tell Mueller?

So did Sessions talk to Mueller about the Russians in his backyard and his cozy relationship with Balch & Bingham? Balch & Bingham’s relationship with and lobbying efforts on behalf of Russian-linked, Huntsville-based aerospace company Black Hall Aerospace, Inc. a/k/a AAL USA, Inc. may be under a growing microscope. In November of 2015, Balch successfully … Continue reading Palace Intrigue: What did Sessions tell Mueller?

Leaving Balch to Serve Clients “Zealously, Ethically, and Honorably”

The exodus continues at Balch & Bingham. As we alluded to this morning, we can confirm: four esteemed litigators at Balch have left the firm to form a new one, according to the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. The lawyers have made a “commitment to representing clients zealously, ethically, and honorably.” We congratulate Bruce, Spencer, Todd, … Continue reading Leaving Balch to Serve Clients “Zealously, Ethically, and Honorably”

Millions of Dollars Lost as Balch & Bingham Hemorrhages

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, 2017 was one of the worst financial years since 1998 for Balch & Bingham’s lobbying team on Capitol Hill; the lowest  lobbying revenue in almost two decades. Lobbying fees dropped 36 percent compared to 2016, a difference of more than half a million dollars. In October with two … Continue reading Millions of Dollars Lost as Balch & Bingham Hemorrhages