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Balch & Bingham LLP

Environment

5 ranked lawyersBand 1AlabamaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading practice covering the full range of environmental and related natural resources concerns, including permitting, air and water quality and regulatory compliance issues. Offers transactional support and litigation prowess to a range of clients, and is particularly noted for its representation of large utilities, energy companies and power producers. Able to draw on the support of a network of regional offices.

Strengths

"They dooutstanding regulatory environmental work," states a source.

One commentator adds: "They do an amazing job - fantastic and in-depth knowledge. I think they are all fabulous!"

"It has a deep bench, who collaborate and support each other," notes an interviewee, who adds: "It's a great team who I trust completely."

Notable practitioners

Grady Moore is co-head of the firm's environmental department. He handles a variety of matters in the environmental sphere and is valued by clients.
"He is a very well-known air lawyer. He has a strong reputation for understanding the nuances of law and complex issues." "He is just so incredibly insightful and smart from a technical and legal point of view."

Julia Barber is growing a well-respected environmental practice, with experience in compliance, regulatory and litigation within air.
"She is an air lawyer who does great work for us. She has good instincts and gives practical advice." "She is smart and I am confident in her skills, knowledge and ability."

Co-head of the firm's environmental department Stephen Gidiere regularly represents energy sector clients in a wide range of environmental matters and offers expertise in the CAA.
"For environmental litigation, Stephen is one of the best I’ve worked with. He is skilled at leading industry coalitions attacking or defending Clean Air Act regulations. His substantive knowledge and strategic thinking are excellent." "He is truly one of the best lawyers I know. He has an uncanny ability to see into the future and anticipate needs. His advice is never wrong; he's exceptional."

Steven Burns has substantial expertise in environmental regulatory, compliance and litigation. He has a special focus on the representation of power companies.
"He does a fantastic job and is a leading expert in EPA's rules." "He is a fantastic lawyer, very precise, he provides flawless legal answers and he really knows how to build a strong bench of associates."

Tom DeLawrence has a solid environmental law practice with proficiency in Clean Water Act work.
"He has been a pleasure to work with and is a very good communicator." "He has done a great job at growing his practice and has great insight into our company."

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Alabama

Environment


C Grady Moore III
Band 1
Julia Barber
Up and Coming
P Stephen Gidiere III
Band 1
Steven A Burns
Band 3
Tom DeLawrence
Up and Coming