Balch & Bingham LLP

Litigation Department

Mississippi
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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.

Strengths"They have provided us with excellent representation," discloses one client, summarizing the team's strengths as that "they are always accessible, efficient and provide quality advice."

Another client describes the team as "very open and communicative."

Work highlights Acted for Mississippi Power on a suit brought by three customers disputing the liability of retail and wholesale customers to pay the $7.4 billion cost of a power plant being constructed in Kemper County. The team successfully obtained a motion to dismiss in favor of the client.

Notable practitioners

According to one source, Jonathan Dyal is "very aware of business issues" and "excellent at resolving differences." His work includes representing the Mississippi Secretary of State in a noteworthy case of first impression concerning the division between public and private property.

KC Hightower is noted by clients as an adept trial attorney. One source says: "He is a very bright attorney and always provides his clients with extremely good advice."