Stephanie Balzli is committed to the passionate pursuit of justice on behalf of her clients. Stephanie has significant litigation and trial experience, having obtained multiple six figure verdicts as lead counsel in personal injury cases. She has prevailed against large corporations, insurance companies, and individual defendants at trial. Stephanie’s practice centers around motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, UM/UIM coverage, catastrophic injury cases and trucking cases.
Stephanie is originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama for both her bachelor’s degree and law school. As an undergraduate, Stephanie was the recipient of the Morris Lehman Mayer Award, one of the University’s four Premier Awards for leadership, service to the community, and contributions to student life.
In law school, Stephanie competed across the country as an advocate on the school’s national trial competition teams. She also served as a senior editor for the law school’s Journal of the Legal Profession and her student comment, “The Methodology and Manipulation of the U.S. News Law School Rankings” was selected for publication by the journal. Stephanie further served the school as a Student Bar Association senator, as a Law School Ambassador, and also as President of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society.
Stephanie and her husband Chris live in Hoover and are members of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. They enjoy Alabama football, hunting, and summer sunsets over Mobile Bay. They are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl named Mary Lou and a goofy weimaraner named Buck.
EXPERIENCE & CASES
Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Lawyers, P.C. 2016 – present
Wettermark Keith, LLC 2011 – 2016
Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. 2010 – 2011
AWARDS & RECOGNTION
Named one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015-2106
Stephanie is “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating, signifying that both her peers and the judiciary ranked her at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (2010)
George Peach Taylor Trial Advocacy Award
International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award
American Board of Trial Advocates Nat Bryan Memorial Scholarship
William C. Sullivan Award for Academic Excellence
Dallas Sands Dean’s Ambassador Award
Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society President
Order of the Barristers
Student Bar Association Senator
Senior Editor, Journal of the Legal Profession
B.A., University of Alabama (2007)
Morris Lehman Mayer Award
Brownell Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate in Spanish
Lee David Black Award for Excellence in English
Phi Beta Kappa
Alabama State Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama Association for Justice
American Association for Justice