Category Archives: Spotlight on Balch & Bingham

Nervous Whispers: Collapse of LeClairRyan

Yesterday, the leadership of the the respected law firm LeClairRyan out of Richmond, Virginia, announced they would be formally shutting down after 31 years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch described the firm: LeClairRyan was created in 1988 as a venture capital legal boutique operation to help entrepreneurs, startup businesses and venture capitalists. LeClairRyan grew from two attorneys … Continue reading Nervous Whispers: Collapse of LeClairRyan

Stinging Slap Against Balch & Bingham Stooges in JeffCo

Even Balch & Bingham’s closest political allies have had enough of the bull. Balch & Bingham stooges in JeffCo who foolishly uploaded an incomplete certified record of appeal of the Newsome Conspiracy Case that was intentionally missing thousands of pages of Burt Newsome’s pleadings, defenses, and oral argument transcripts were given a stinging slap in … Continue reading Stinging Slap Against Balch & Bingham Stooges in JeffCo

Ugly! Roberson’s 90-year-old Mother-in-Law Targeted by Thugs

Anna Roberson’s mother went to school with Garry Drummond. Why in heaven’s name would anyone do an act of vandalism against a respected, elderly woman? The vicious diatribe and back-and-forth regarding the treatment of ex-Drummond executive David Roberson and his wife Anna has hit a new low. Anna Roberson’s 90-year-old mother returned to her home … Continue reading Ugly! Roberson’s 90-year-old Mother-in-Law Targeted by Thugs

Alabama Power’s Secret Deal Under Review

Earlier this month we reported how Alabama Power’s CEO Mark Crosswhite could possibly be under scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice. Now we, the CDLU, are taking it a step further. We are asking  the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice and the House Judiciary Committee to review the … Continue reading Alabama Power’s Secret Deal Under Review

Garry Drummond Would Have Backed The Robersons Over Balch & Bingham

Is it of no coincidence that Drummond Company yanked support for Spring Valley School, a school for the developmentally disabled, 12 days after firing David Roberson? Guess who works at Spring Valley School? David and Anna Roberson’s daughter (pictured above right). Was Drummond President Mike Tracy trying to get her laid off? Why the sudden … Continue reading Garry Drummond Would Have Backed The Robersons Over Balch & Bingham

Why Did Mike Tracy Become Disloyal to a Friend and a Colleague?

Drummond Company President Mike Tracy vowed unequivocally to back his friend, his co-worker David Roberson a year ago, releasing the following statement: We are disappointed by the jury’s decision to convict our employee, David Roberson. While we respect the judicial process, we consider David to be a man of integrity who would not knowingly engage … Continue reading Why Did Mike Tracy Become Disloyal to a Friend and a Colleague?

One Year Later, Criminal Convictions Still Sting Balch & Bingham

Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of when both Balch & Bingham partner Joel I. Gilbert and Drummond Executive David Roberson were found guilty on all six federal criminal counts. And the stigma still stings Balch & Bingham. The firm has refused to apologize to the North Birmingham African-American community for Gilbert’s misconduct. Worse, Balch appears … Continue reading One Year Later, Criminal Convictions Still Sting Balch & Bingham

Have Balch and Drummond Agreed to a Murder-Suicide Pact?

Let’s first talk about Drummond Company. We have no bones to pick with Drummond; we believe the company was given bad legal advice by Balch & Bingham; and before the criminal trial we even thought that David Roberson could be acquitted. Then six-months after his criminal conviction and Drummond’s vow to support a “man of integrity,” … Continue reading Have Balch and Drummond Agreed to a Murder-Suicide Pact?

Bombshell: Balch Stooges in JeffCo Try to Screw Newsome with Incomplete Record of Appeal

In what looks like a deliberate attempt to carry out another unbelievable act of injustice in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, the Circuit Court Clerk of Jefferson County left out thousands of pages of responses and transcripts from Burt Newsome’s defense. In a motion filed today with the Alabama Supreme Court, Newsome’s legal team writes: In volume … Continue reading Bombshell: Balch Stooges in JeffCo Try to Screw Newsome with Incomplete Record of Appeal

Merry Canary! More Alleged Corruption and Drummond Dollars

We called ex-Drummond executive David Roberson the Missing Link last week, and now there may be more acts of alleged corruption that Roberson can possibly confirm for federal authorities. As Josh Moon of the Alabama Reporter wrote in 2017: [In 2014, the] EPA wants to list the [North Birmingham] site on the NPL [National Priorities … Continue reading Merry Canary! More Alleged Corruption and Drummond Dollars

Is Alabama Power’s Crosswhite in the DOJ Cross-hairs?

In Alabama, the plantation mentality wants everyone to stay in their place and to accept the injustice or unsavory conduct—quietly. Even if you are a success story and not from the gentry class, the people with the plantation mentality won’t accept you, especially if you are African-American. If ex-Drummond Vice President of Government Affairs David … Continue reading Is Alabama Power’s Crosswhite in the DOJ Cross-hairs?

Scary Canary! Panic as Roberson–the Missing Link– Considers Singing to Feds

Our sources in Washington, D.C. tell us there has been panic since our post a week ago about ex-Drummond executive Dave Roberson who is now considering singing like a canary to federal investigators. Venable, the prestigious law firm out of Baltimore, that tried unsuccessfully to prevent the indictments of Balch & Bingham partners Steven McKinney … Continue reading Scary Canary! Panic as Roberson–the Missing Link– Considers Singing to Feds

Roberson Preparing to Sing like a Canary

Facing 30 months in federal prison, bankruptcy, the loss of the family home, and the insurmountable emotional toll he and his family have suffered, ex-Drummond Commpany executive Dave Roberson is prepared to talk with federal prosecutors about the intricate details of the North Birmingham Bribery Scheme. Roberson never testified in his criminal trial and has … Continue reading Roberson Preparing to Sing like a Canary