Category Archives: Drummond

Balch’s Wilted Flower Ripped to Shreds

During the criminal trial of Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert last summer, Lance LeFleur, the Director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), became le fleur fanée on the witness stand. As we wrote last year: The words from the [witness] stand shows a web of politicians and paid goons who appear to … Continue reading Balch’s Wilted Flower Ripped to Shreds

Balch’s Deception Allegedly Destroys Mountain Brook Family

Selling the family home. Contemplating bankruptcy. Attempting suicide twice. Destabilizing an autistic child. And the alleged cause of these troubles? Balch & Bingham’s deception. Dave Roberson, the ex-Drummond executive who was abruptly fired in February only months after Drummond Company publicly vowed to defend and support him, has mounted a $50 million civil lawsuit that … Continue reading Balch’s Deception Allegedly Destroys Mountain Brook Family

Balch’s Gross Lack of Integrity Shines in Roberson Suit

With Balch & Bingham’s General Counsel Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr. seated anxiously in the front row of the public gallery, Balch & Bingham demonstrated a complete and gross lack of integrity last Wednesday before the court of Judge Tamara Johnson who is presiding over the $50 million lawsuit from ex-Drummond executive Dave Roberson. Balch stupidly filed … Continue reading Balch’s Gross Lack of Integrity Shines in Roberson Suit

Roberson’s Wife Attempted Suicide Twice

In a shocking revelation in open court today, ex-Drummond executive Dave Roberson’s wife Anna, who grew up in Jasper, Alabama attempted suicide twice because of her husband’s troubles allegedly caused by Balch and Bingham’s bad legal advice and Drummond Company’s alleged greed. The bad legal advice was central to the criminal case known as the … Continue reading Roberson’s Wife Attempted Suicide Twice

“Balch Owed No Duty” Goes to Court Tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the first hearing in which Balch & Bingham will have to defend itself against the $50 million lawsuit from ex-Drummond executive Dave Roberson who allegedly was repeatedly lied to by ex-Balch partner and Balch-made millionaire Joel I. Gilbert. Gilbert’s actions led to the indictment and conviction of Roberson, who is not a lawyer … Continue reading “Balch Owed No Duty” Goes to Court Tomorrow

Third Party Risk and “Balch Owed No Duty”

In a week, one of Balch & Bingham’s top clients, Southern Company (parent of Alabama Power), will be hosting its annual shareholders meeting at Callaway Gardens in Georgia. Southern Company’s CEO Tom Fanning has quietly, but brilliantly, distanced the company from Balch & Bingham.  Southern Company has not used Balch for lobbying efforts in Washington, … Continue reading Third Party Risk and “Balch Owed No Duty”

Balch & Bingham Shoots Itself in the Head

Balch and Bingham’s response to the $50 million lawsuit filed by ex-Drummond executive Dave Robinson is like a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The response appears to be a notice, a blaring notice to all General Counsels who utilize Balch and Bingham legal services: If any Balch and Bingham partner ever provides bad legal advice, lies to … Continue reading Balch & Bingham Shoots Itself in the Head