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Balch & Bingham LLP

Litigation

2 ranked lawyersBand 2MississippiUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Acts for private and public sector clients in contractual, financial, environmental and IP disputes. Significant experience in white-collar litigation across the Gulf Coast. Vast expertise relating to energy and insurance disputes in particular. Acts for an impressive client roster, which includes state government entities.

Strengths

A client says: "The team is grounded in expertise, able to make adjustments or absorb influences and thoroughly knowledgeable."

Work highlights

Successfully defended Mississippi Power Company against contract claims and fraud allegations brought by Martin Product Sales in relation to sulfuric acid and ammonia production.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Dyal is a go-to litigator for municipal and corporate clients facing complex civil disputes, including class actions.
"He is a go-getter. He is very charismatic, forthright and turns over every stone. He is smart as hell."

KC Hightower is well regarded in the market for his handling of both civil and white-collar criminal mandates. His strong jury trial practice is complemented by notable appellate expertise.
"He is one of the best cross-examiners I have ever seen."

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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.

Mississippi

Litigation: General Commercial


Jonathan Dyal
Band 4
KC Hightower
Band 4