Balch Debacle: Drummond on the Hook for $75 Million while Balch Skates (For Now)

Imagine: your company hires a law firm that provides false legal advice; the law firm’s alleged negligence gets your corporate officer indicted, convicted and sentenced to federal prison; the law firm declares they “owed no duty” to your corporate officer; the firm successfully weasel-words itself out of a civil liability lawsuit calling the “false legal … Continue reading Balch Debacle: Drummond on the Hook for $75 Million while Balch Skates (For Now)

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Immunity Deal Comes Back to Bite “Confused” General Counsel at Drummond

In 2017, the criminal defense team of ex-Drummond Executive David Roberson allegedly flat-out rejected a full immunity deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. And what would have David Roberson done for that immunity deal? According to sources, the federal government wanted Roberson to honestly testify about the alleged bribes from Drummond Company to politicians. The … Continue reading Immunity Deal Comes Back to Bite “Confused” General Counsel at Drummond

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“Let’s Get Mikey! He likes it. Hey Mikey!” Drummond’s General Counsel Blake Andrews Under Fire

We have no bones to pick with Drummond Company whatsoever. None. But walking goose-step with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham is detrimental to one’s health, livelihood, and reputation. Just ask Jeff Sessions, Luther Strange, or disgraced ex-U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town among others. Even former Drummond CEO Mike Tracy abruptly “retired” last year after … Continue reading “Let’s Get Mikey! He likes it. Hey Mikey!” Drummond’s General Counsel Blake Andrews Under Fire

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Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Investigation Begins

Blake Andrews and Mike Tracy, what have you done? Drummond Company, who foolishly walked goose-step with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham, faces a new North Birmingham Bribery Investigation from the legal team of ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. Well-read legal blog Legal Schnauzer reports that Roberson’s attorney, Burt Newsome, has dispatched initial discovery requests. We … Continue reading Rebirth of North Birmingham Bribery Investigation Begins

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Will Lying to Clients Doom Balch & Bingham as a Third-Party Risk?

How many clients would want to be engaged in felonious conduct and go to prison on behalf of Balch’s stupendous lies? Sorry Balch, but lying to a client is not a legal service. Balch & Bingham defended the indefensible in a court of law in August: declaring openly that lying, misleading a client with “false … Continue reading Will Lying to Clients Doom Balch & Bingham as a Third-Party Risk?

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Balch Stooge Set to Sing Like a Canary; Will Grand Jury Hear About Balch’s Shenanigans?

Kyle Whitmire of AL.com reported yesterday that Balch stooge Trey Glenn (pictured above, left) has struck a plea deal in his criminal ethics case writing: Last week, the former regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency — and a Trump appointee — pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor violations of the Alabama Ethics Act. As part of the … Continue reading Balch Stooge Set to Sing Like a Canary; Will Grand Jury Hear About Balch’s Shenanigans?

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Drummond Company to Stand Trial; Framing “Fall Guy” Roberson Called “Legal Services” by Drummond Attorney

On Friday afternoon, Judge Tamara Johnson issued an order that forces Drummond Company to stand trial for the alleged set up of “fall guy” and ex-Drummond executive David Roberson. The order also allows Roberson’s attorneys to begin discovery of the darkest secrets surrounding the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal that should help Roberson’s $75 million lawsuit … Continue reading Drummond Company to Stand Trial; Framing “Fall Guy” Roberson Called “Legal Services” by Drummond Attorney

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Our Deepest Sympathies to the Balch & Bingham Family

We learned today, just moments ago, that Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr., Balch & Bingham’s legacy partner and General Counsel, died on Wednesday after a courageous battle against cancer. Although we wrangled and tangled with Balch & Bingham’s General Counsel for over three years, we set aside those disagreements and differences today to express our deepest … Continue reading Our Deepest Sympathies to the Balch & Bingham Family

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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”

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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