Managing Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP 

Stan Blanton serves as Managing Partner of Balch & Bingham and Chair of the Executive Committee. He also serves as Chair of the firm’s Nuclear Energy Practice. Most notably, he was recognized by Chambers USA, Nationwide Energy: Nuclear (Tier 1) and the Birmingham Business Journal, Executives of Influence. He was also a three-time recipient of the Lawyer of the Year Award by The Best Lawyers in America. Under his leadership, the firm was named one of America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms by Forbes

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Stan created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Stan's pledge here

Balch & Bingham’s commitment is clear—to ingrain, support, and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of the firm. To that end, the Firm has a dedicated role in which a member of the professional management team works alongside the Firm’s leadership and DEI Council to provide strategic direction and management of the firm’s DEI efforts, lawyer recruiting, and associate development program.

Balch’s commitment to DEI extends beyond the workplace to the communities in which we live and serve. The firm developed the Susan B. Livingston Boot Camp for Success, its signature pipeline program that equips underrepresented pre-law students with the tools they need to achieve success in law school and throughout their legal career. Through the firm's Balch Business Boost program, attorneys, and staff support qualifying minority and women-owned businesses with free or low-cost legal services. 

Joined LCLD 2022

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Tashwanda Dixon

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Irving Jones

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Joe Curry II, Garett Eldred, Nina Hylton

Annual Meeting (2022)

Member: M. Stanford Blanton

Diversity Professional: Brandi Russell

Communications: Julie Wall Khoury