The Robersons are losing everything and they are part of the trail of carcasses and human waste that Balch & Bingham appears to consistently leave behind.
Dave Roberson, a Drummond executive, took Balch’s legal advice as the truth in the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal. After vowing to support him, Drummond hypocritically squeezed Roberson out. Roberson lost his job; now he is losing the family home.
Next up: Roberson’s estate sale.
What humiliation! For Balch, for Drummond, for the manure lagoon of the “Good Old Boys” of the State of Alabama.
And what would the elites buy at the Roberson estate sale?
- Drummond CEO Mike Tracy should buy the largest lamp shade and hide, as he prepares to retire (some would opine “in disgrace”) after foolishly firing Roberson and 12 days later Roberson’s charity of choice, a school for autistic children. He should not say a word.
- Alabama Power CEO Mike Crosswhite should buy the vanity mirror and look at it while chanting, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the most powerful man in Alabama and what will his humbling legacy be?”
- Balch & Bingham Dinosaur Partner Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr. a.k.a. The Notorious SAB should buy the fine china set and sit down with his crown, and yell aloud, “Tea for all as we fight to the death and lose face from sea to shining sea!”
- Ex-Balch & Bingham partner Clark A. Cooper should buy all the mattress sets to sell at his mattress store and scream, “Casper is not a mattress; he’s a ghost!”
- Convicted felon and Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert should buy the study desk so he can continue to write ghost-written letters behind federal bars and pen-pal his ex-colleague, top secret-agent Irving Jones, Jr.
- Judge Carole Smitherman and her husband State Senator Rodger Smitherman should buy everything that glitters, real and faux, since they are blind to the fact that money is the root of all corruption.
On a serious note, the Robersons are losing everything and they are part of the trail of carcasses and human waste that Balch & Bingham appears to consistently leave behind.
Balch has argued they “owed no duty” to Roberson. Does that include not telling him the truth?
Balch has argued they had the right to be “ruining a rival” in the Newsome Conspiracy Case. Does that include using friends in law enforcement to participate in a staged arrest?
We remind our readers that
- Roberson’s 90-year-old mother-in-law had her home windows shattered.
- Newsome’s wife had her car windows smashed in a targeted car burglary.
- Newsome was sent a set of luggage as a possible threat that either he or his family were going on a permanent vacation.
The matters at hand are serious, and losing a home, your belongings, your freedom because you listened to bad legal advice will continue to have serious repercussions as other honorable Balch & Bingham professionals look for the fire escape.