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Lawyer

Samuel Eason Balch, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1947, Alabama 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1965.

Background

Balch, Samuel Eason was born on September 5, 1919 in Madison, Alabama, United States. Son of Joseph Austin and Clara Irene (Vaughn) Balch.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Adminstrn, University Alabama, 1940. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1948. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1970.

Career

Worked at Balch & Bingham LLP (Birmingham, Alabama) specializing in General Practice, Corporation, Public Utilities, Banking, Public Finance, Taxation, Securities, Antitrust, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Probate, Real Estate, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Environmental, Bankruptcy, Legislative Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions, Health Care, International Business Transactions, Criminal, Education, Construction, Products Liability, Coal and Natural Gas, and Personal Injury Law. Trials in all Courts. Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Admitted to the bar, 1947, Virginia. 1948, Alabama.

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1997-1998. Member, Farrah Law Society (Trustee, 1979—).

Member, 1962—, Edison Electric Institute Legal Committee (Chairman, 1979-1981) and Edison Electric Institute Legal Executive Advisory Committee (Chairman, 1977-1979). Board of Directors, Alabama Power Company, 1970-1990. Chairman, Cumberland School of Law Advisory Board.

Member: Birmingham, Federal Energy and American (Member of Council, 1983-1984 and Vice Chairman, Antitrust Committee 1979— of the Public Utility, Communication and Transportation Section) Bar Associations. Alabama State Bar; American Judicature Society. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.

Military: United States. Army, WW II European and Pacific Theatres, Maj. United States Army Reserve, 1941-1946.

Founded in 1922, Balch & Bingham LLP is a diversified law firm with offices in Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery, Alabama and in Washington, D.C. The firm's clients range from large national and multinational corporations to closely held companies, businesses and individuals. Industries served include: Public Utilities and Independent Power Producers. Banking and Financial Services.

Insurance; Health Care. Issuers and Underwriters of Public Securities. Manufacturing; Retail.

Real Estate; Construction. Computers and Advanced Technology. Educational Institutions.

Achievements

  • Bar: Virginia 1947, Alabama 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1965.

Membership

Member, Farrah Law Society (Trustee, 1979—). Member, 1962—, Edison Electric Institute Legal Committee (Chairman, 1979-1981) and Edison Electric Institute Legal Executive Advisory Committee (Chairman, 1977-1979). Board of Directors, Alabama Power Company, 1970-1990.

Chairman, Cumberland School of Law Advisory Board. Member: Birmingham, Federal Energy and American (Member of Council, 1983-1984 and Vice Chairman, Antitrust Committee 1979— of the Public Utility, Communication and Transportation Section) Bar Associations. Alabama State Bar; American Judicature Society.

Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Military: United States. Army, WW II European and Pacific Theatres, Maj.

United States Army Reserve, 1941-1946. Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Military: United States.

Army, WW II European and Pacific Theatres, Maj. United States Army Reserve, 1941-1946.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Gordon Brock, April 17, 1943 (deceased). Children: Samuel Eason Junior, Elizabeth Gordon Balch Lanier, Gene Austin Balch Limbaugh, Ann Warwick Balch Miano.

father:
Joseph Austin Balch

mother:
Clara Irene (Vaughn) Balch

spouse:
Elizabeth Gordon Brock

child:
Samuel Eason Junior Balch

child:
Elizabeth Gordon Balch Lanier Balch

child:
Gene Austin Balch Limbaugh Balch

child:
Ann Warwick Balch Miano Balch