Balch & Bingham

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Balch & Bingham, LLP
Headquarters Birmingham, Alabama
No. of offices 7
No. of attorneys 250+
No. of employees 317
Major practice areas General Practice
Key people Stan Blanton, Managing Partner
Date founded 1922
Founder William Logan Martin, Jr.
Company type Limited liability partnership

Balch & Bingham, LLP is a regional law firm based in Birmingham, Alabama with offices in the Regions-Harbert Plaza. It was founded in 1922 by Alabama Power Company attorney William Logan Martin, Jr. and has enjoyed close ties to the utility. Balch & Bingham also has offices in Montgomery, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Gulfport, Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, Jacksonville, Florida and in Washington, D.C..[1]

Balch & Bingham has over 250 attorneys in its 7 offices. The firm has been established in Birmingham for over 90 years and in Montgomery for over 50 years. Offices were opened in Washington, D.C. in 1991. In 2001, Balch & Bingham LLP and Eaton & Cottrell, with offices in Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi, merged; and in June 2003, Balch & Bingham LLP and Meadows, Ichter and Bowers, with an office in Atlanta, Georgia, merged in order to further serve the firm's clients.

At the time of her death on 9/11, lawyer, author and commentator Barbara Olson was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Balch & Bingham. Other notable partners have included Alvin Vogtle,[citation needed] Walter Bouldin and Joseph M. Farley.

Balch & Bingham LLP is a corporate law firm recognized nationally for its deep experience and counsel in regulated industries including energy and financial services, and it has highly regarded practices in business, environmental, government relations, labor and employment and litigation. It is actively involved in a number of programs that provide financial assistance, incentives and donations to local community programs.


  1. Rumore, Pat Boyd (2000). Lawyers in a New South City: A History of the Legal Profession in Birmingham. Association Publishing Company. ISBN 0966838017.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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