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Lying Sacks of Marbles: Balch Calls False Advice, Lying to Client a “Legal Service”

What sound, reputable client would ever hire embattled law firm Balch & Bingham after this despicable admission? Balch has stunned the legal community today in a report from Legal Schnauzer, the well-read legal blog. David Roberson, the ex-Drummond Company executive, is suing Balch and Drummond for $75 million. Balch, which once stated in court proceeding … Continue reading Lying Sacks of Marbles: Balch Calls False Advice, Lying to Client a “Legal Service”

Greater Diversity? Balch Adds Six All-White Attorneys in Birmingham

So how did Balch & Bingham do to “achieve greater diversity” on Friday? Hire six all-white attorneys in Birmingham. What a joke. Balch’s Managing Partner Stan Blanton appears to have fed the public 100% organic crap. The public relations fluff regurgitated by Blanton after George Floyd’s death appears to have been disingenuous and dishonest. Blanton, … Continue reading Greater Diversity? Balch Adds Six All-White Attorneys in Birmingham

Newsome Returns on Cane; Is Balch’s Vow Coming True?

The recovery of Burt Newsome has been truly amazing. Last week, he set aside a walker and is finally using a cane. His shattered leg and other injuries are healing well. Last week, Newsome even appeared in person at the Jefferson County Courthouse, and on Saturday, he went to his son’s soccer match. Every single … Continue reading Newsome Returns on Cane; Is Balch’s Vow Coming True?

Who on Balch’s Executive Committee knew about the Bribery Scheme?

[This post originally was published three years ago on October 17, 2017. Now a list of the top partners at Balch & Bingham who were alllegedly involved in the scheme has been compiled.  Ex-Drummond executive David Roberson told The Washington Post that at least 20 other lawyers at Balch were involved besides convicted felon and … Continue reading Who on Balch’s Executive Committee knew about the Bribery Scheme?

Pitiful: Desecrating a Memorial for the Dead in North Birmingham

Beyond the institutional racism that allegedly drove Balch & Bingham paid goons and stooges to target poor African-American families in North Birmingham, the mere mention about the continued toxicity and pollution in the community brings absolute, knee-jerk denials from powerful entities inside and outside the community. Screaming “government overreach” or hollering “we are complying with … Continue reading Pitiful: Desecrating a Memorial for the Dead in North Birmingham

Tossed Aside! Mississippi Governor Doesn’t Back Balch Partner

Lucien Smith, a long time Balch & Bingham partner, was replaced as Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party last week. Mississippi Today reports: Lucien Smith on Monday announced he’s stepping down as Mississippi Republican Party chairman, with Gov. Tate Reeves backing Coast businessman Frank Bordeaux to replace him. Numerous Republican sources in July told Mississippi Today … Continue reading Tossed Aside! Mississippi Governor Doesn’t Back Balch Partner

Former Georgia Attorney General Dumps Balch; Exodus of the Good Begins

Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers has quit embattled law firm Balch & Bingham. Law.com is reporting he has jumped to Johnson Marlowe. Two years ago, we wrote about the Dean of Balch’s Atlanta office, writing: We know about some of the great and honorable partners at Balch & Bingham who truly have been hurt by the … Continue reading Former Georgia Attorney General Dumps Balch; Exodus of the Good Begins

Kings at Balch Lose Prestige Over Newsome Conspiracy Case

[This post originally appeared two years ago on September 26, 2018.  With a recently orchestrated campaign that has backfired horrendously, the dumb-as-rocks terrorization of  the wrong family, and the brain amputation of a once-respected journalist, Balch & Bingham defenders, boosters, and buffoons appear to have cost the firm more than prestige. With Burt Newsome almost … Continue reading Kings at Balch Lose Prestige Over Newsome Conspiracy Case

Recovery, Ridicule, and RICO

Burt Newsome has been discharged from the hospital and is making a steady recovery. The Iron Man has even gone to his office, defying those who may have hoped he was permanently silenced or crippled. Leading activists, business leaders, lawyers, and judicial branch employees in Alabama are stunned and in disbelief that Burt Newsome was … Continue reading Recovery, Ridicule, and RICO

Norfolk Southern, Balch, and the Head-On Crash Into Burt Newsome

The accident report of the mysterious car wreck that almost took the life of Iron Man Burt Newsome appears to confirm that the driver of an SUV, who made a left turn in front of Newsome instead of yielding to oncoming traffic, apparently made an abrupt right turn shortly thereafter, hitting Newsome head-on. The photo … Continue reading Norfolk Southern, Balch, and the Head-On Crash Into Burt Newsome

From Hospital Bed, Iron Man Newsome Vows “Pursuit of Justice”

Eight years ago, Burt Newsome, an innocent lawyer minding his own business who had no issues with Balch & Bingham, was allegedly targeted, falsely arrested and defamed by the once-prestigious, silk-stocking law firm in an alleged attempt to steal his business servicing banks. His unwavering tenacity to pursue justice against the odds, against the bullies … Continue reading From Hospital Bed, Iron Man Newsome Vows “Pursuit of Justice”

Breaking News: Newsome Gravely Injured; FBI Probe Demanded

Burt Newsome, one of the leading banking lawyers in Alabama who has successfully challenged and humiliated Balch & Bingham after he allegedly was targeted, falsely arrested, and defamed by a conspiracy allegedly spearheaded by a Balch & Bingham partner, was gravely injured in a mysterious auto accident Thursday afternoon. The incident comes hours after Legal … Continue reading Breaking News: Newsome Gravely Injured; FBI Probe Demanded

Abomination! Balch Partner and BBVA “Founding Father” was a Staunch Segregationist

“Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!”–Governor George Wallace Atoning for the sins of their founding fathers, BBVA is now under enormous pressure to cut ties with the embattled and alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham. Schuyler A. Baker, Sr. (pictured above inside the red circle) was a top partner at Balch when it was … Continue reading Abomination! Balch Partner and BBVA “Founding Father” was a Staunch Segregationist

Terminate Balch Now! Civil Rights Leader Rips BBVA for “Desecrating the Memory of George Floyd”

Civil Rights leader Ernesto Pichardo dispatched a scathing letter to Javier Rodriguez Soler, President and CEO of BBVA USA, for not terminating the alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham. “Over two months ago we called on you to immediately terminate alleged racist law firm Balch & Bingham as BBVA’s outside lawyers. You have done … Continue reading Terminate Balch Now! Civil Rights Leader Rips BBVA for “Desecrating the Memory of George Floyd”