Chris Balch

Chris Balch has more than 30 years of experience of bridging gaps and building consensus

So local government leaders can navigate complex legal matters, encourage economic development, and foster community investment. 

Chris comes from a long line of social justice advocates and decorated veterans. Himself a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and Good Conduct Medal, Chris brings the skills, discipline and mission focus he learned to the challenges and opportunities your community faces.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Mercer University School of Law. He clerked for United States District Judge Duross Fitzpatrick in the Middle District of Georgia for two years before entering private practice. 

He is also an acknowledged and sought-after expert and speaker at programs for local government lawyers across the country. His legal scholarship regularly appears in newsletters and professional journals. He is the only International Municipal Lawyers Association Local Government Fellow in Georgia and is the recipient of the 2022 Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Public Entity Attorney Award, to recognize a private law practitioner who has provided outstanding service to the public and who possesses an exemplary reputation in the legal community.