Law Firm to Expand With New Augusta Office
Corporate law firm Balch & Bingham LLP will expand its Georgia presence with a new office in Augusta, according to a statement from the company.
The firm currently has offices in Atlanta and Vidalia, Ga. The Augusta office will be Balch and Bingham’s ninth location nationwide. In addition to its Georgia locations, the firm has offices in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Washington, D.C.
With the Augusta expansion comes the addition of a new partner: Benjamin H. Brewton.
“We are excited to join the Augusta community and for the opportunities brought by this expansion,” said Stan Blanton, managing partner of Balch & Bingham LLP. “We have worked in Augusta for many years from our other offices. Our new location will help us increase support for many of our longstanding clients in Georgia, as well as grow our presence in the region. Ben is a terrific, widely-respected litigator who will contribute to our continued growth.”
Brewton, a seasoned trial attorney and fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, will lead the firm’s Augusta office. He brings more than 30 years of experience litigating commercial disputes, professional negligence lawsuits, casualty claims and insurance coverage issues. He has represented clients in trials in both state and federal courts in matters involving medical liability, aviation negligence, electrical utility injury and death, premises liability, personal injuries, insurance coverage disputes and felony criminal cases.
Brewton has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict and has argued appeals before the Supreme Court of Georgia as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
“I have enjoyed a great working relationship with many Balch attorneys over the past several years and am excited to join the firm and be a part of its growth and expansion in Georgia,” Brewton said. “Balch’s culture and approach to client service provides a great platform to support my practice and I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues.”