Turkey Carcass! Is Balch Choking on Eggnog?

The stunning news of legacy partner Rob Fowler’s unannounced departure from embattled law firm Balch & Bingham has set the legal community ablaze. What could cause a long-time veteran of environmental law to depart abruptly? Sources claim Fowler has left allegedly to become inside counsel at Bluestone, the controversial coal operator in Jefferson County that … Continue reading Turkey Carcass! Is Balch Choking on Eggnog?

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Death Spiral? Balch Legacy Partner Rob Fowler Leaves Embattled Firm

Sources close to Balch & Bingham report this afternoon that long-time environmental lawyer and Balch partner Rob Fowler has left the embattled firm after almost a quarter-century of service. His webpage at Balch has been eliminated. Regardless of his legal work on behalf of alleged unsavory clients, alleged racist quarry companies, and possible polluters, Fowler … Continue reading Death Spiral? Balch Legacy Partner Rob Fowler Leaves Embattled Firm

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Update: Balch Pimps Have Disbursed Only 17% of Federal Rental Assistance

Government-made millionaires Balch & Bingham, are still under fire after a national investigative report in The Washington Post in September showed that the embattled law firm had reaped millions in fees from the State of Mississippi while hardly disbursing resources to tenants in need. According to the Post, a mere 11 percent of a $186 … Continue reading Update: Balch Pimps Have Disbursed Only 17% of Federal Rental Assistance

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Crosswhite Stands Nervously Silent as January 6th Inquiry Escalates

This morning Trump’s once top advisor Steve Bannon surrendered himself to law enforcement over his refusal to testify before the January 6th congressional inquiry. Two weeks ago, The Washington Post published an in-depth series on the insurrection. The spotlight on January 6th is escalating. And the behind-the-scenes decision makers are being exposed. In 2016 during … Continue reading Crosswhite Stands Nervously Silent as January 6th Inquiry Escalates

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Inhumane! Balch Evicts Habitat for Humanity Resident at Height of Pandemic

Could Balch’s Mississippi Rental Assistance Debacle get any uglier? In September of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and months away from the FDA approval of the first vaccine, Balch & Bingham attorneys in Mississippi evicted a resident from a Habitat for Humanity home. Even though a federal eviction moratorium was in place, … Continue reading Inhumane! Balch Evicts Habitat for Humanity Resident at Height of Pandemic

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Balch Turmoil: Young Attorneys Depart while Alleged Racial Tokenism Continues

In August, after only two years at Balch & Bingham, Addison Watson departed to the private sector. This week, after four years as a Balch attorney, Katlyn S. Caldwell looks like she has left the embattled firm abruptly. With an ex-Balch attorney who allegedly solicited a child for sex online and another ex-Balch partner sitting … Continue reading Balch Turmoil: Young Attorneys Depart while Alleged Racial Tokenism Continues

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A Year After Death, Balch & Bingham Still Lacks Sensible Leadership

The King of Balch & Bingham and dinosaur partner at the embattled law firm Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr. died one year ago today. Ironically in 2017, Baker vowed to fight the Newsome Conspiracy Case to the death. Baker, serving as General Counsel at Balch, made an enormously foolish decision. His fight to the death cost … Continue reading A Year After Death, Balch & Bingham Still Lacks Sensible Leadership

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Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

There was a time in Crosswhite’s life when he stopped playing with Hot Wheels, going to keg parties, and binging on The Godfather movies. [This post was originally published two years ago on October 28, 2019. Now with the Crosswhite Scandal growing and alleged secret indemnity agreements creating turmoil, this post was prophetic. Insiders allege … Continue reading Crosswhite Implodes as Balch & Bingham Calls the Shots

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Motion Denied! Gilbert Headed to Prison; Internal Convulsions at Alabama Power

The motion to delay reporting to prison by ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert has been summarily denied, the court responding that the convicted felon had more than enough time to put his affairs in order. Gilbert is now obligated to report to federal prison tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27th. The last-minute move comes as Balch & … Continue reading Motion Denied! Gilbert Headed to Prison; Internal Convulsions at Alabama Power

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As Crosswhite Scandal Grows, ex-Balch Partner Tries to Delay Reporting to Prison

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, convicted felon and ex-Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert is to report to federal prison. However, Gilbert has filed for a delay arguing he wishes to remain a free man as he appeals his conviction before the the Supreme Court of the United States. If the lower court refuses, … Continue reading As Crosswhite Scandal Grows, ex-Balch Partner Tries to Delay Reporting to Prison

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Unfit to Lead: Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deals Terminate Future

Rumors are flying that Southern Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Fanning is retiring next year. And Alabama Power CEO and Chairman Mark A. Crosswhite is allegedly telling bourgeois insiders that he has the lock and key to the C-Suite at Southern Company, Alabama Power’s parent company. Crosswhite is unfit to serve. He worked … Continue reading Unfit to Lead: Crosswhite’s Alleged Secret Deals Terminate Future

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Ex-Balch Partner Headed to Federal Prison while Balch Milks Mississippi for Millions

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves can smell the repugnant stench. On Wednesday, October 27th, ex-Balch partner Joel I. Gilbert will be headed to federal prison for 1,826 days. The five-year sentence is a devastating indictment against embattled and alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham. Irrefutable: The North Birmingham Bribery Scandal was born at the offices … Continue reading Ex-Balch Partner Headed to Federal Prison while Balch Milks Mississippi for Millions

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Will Balch’s Three-Headed Partner and Others Jump Ship?

Get this: Balch & Bingham partner Christian B. Waddell serves as counsel to three different Mississippi state-sanctioned entities and agencies and has been involved as underwriting counsel for almost $1 billion in bonds and notes. Waddell has procured millions in contracts and has been, regardless of the cronyism, a money-making success. Now everything appears to … Continue reading Will Balch’s Three-Headed Partner and Others Jump Ship?

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Million-Dollar Stench: Balch & Bingham’s Inefficiency Rattles Mississippi

Advocates are now calling for independent probes and forensic audits of Balch & Bingham, the goverment-made millionaires of Mississippi, whose alleged waste and inefficiency is rattling the Magnolia State. At the end of August less than 11 percent of federal funds for rental assistance had been disbursed by the Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) which earlier … Continue reading Million-Dollar Stench: Balch & Bingham’s Inefficiency Rattles Mississippi

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Goverment-Made Millionaires: Balch & Bingham Survives on Contractual Cronyism

Goverment-made millionaires should not abuse their advisory roles to fatten-up their own wallets with no-bid, behind closed-doors, million-dollar contracts. The must-read Washington Post exposé about the Pimps of Mississippi, Balch and Bingham, is a devastating indictment of contractual cronyism and alleged government waste. The Post writes: Mississippi agencies have awarded Balch nearly 70 contracts worth … Continue reading Goverment-Made Millionaires: Balch & Bingham Survives on Contractual Cronyism

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