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Meet Attorney,

Chris Balzli


 Birmingham, AL


Amy Wilkinson, Case Manager
Phone: 205-983-8250
Email: [email protected]

Joey Barlow, Paralegal
Phone: 205-983-8545
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When folks are injured through no fault of their own, they deserve to be fully restored, and that’s where Chris comes in.  In the last five years alone, Chris has recovered over $18 million for his clients.  Chris has obtained impressive results in all types of cases, from those involving drunk drivers, slip and falls, and commercial vehicles to food poisoning and assaults.  In every case, Chris is determined to secure the best possible result for his client.  

Chris is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, and was also named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Alabama by the National Trial Lawyers. 

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Chris is a 2003 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School. Chris obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in 2007, with a major in Political Science and a double minor in Business Management and Computer Science. While an undergraduate, Chris was recognized as a Pi Kappa Phi Academic Scholar. Chris went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama in 2011.  As a third year law student, Chris obtained a 3L practice card which allowed him to serve as an intern with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.  Before finishing school, Chris also received his certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Chris began his legal career at Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. in Montgomery.  In 2013, Chris opened his own firm, The Balzli Law Firm, and also maintained an Of Counsel role at Weaver Tidmore, LLC in Birmingham.  In 2018, Chris joined his wife Stephanie at Alexander Shunnarah Injury Lawyers, and the two now work together on cases involving auto collisions, wrongful death, commercial truck cases, premises liability, and medical malpractice.

Chris is licensed to practice in all state courts with the State of Alabama as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama. He is active in the Alabama Association for Justice’s Emerging Leaders.  Chris and Stephanie live in Vestavia Hills with their daughter, Mary Lou, and welcomed baby boy Chris, Jr. in May 2018. 

Awards & Recogntion

Named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Alabama by the National Trial Lawyers. 

Member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum recognizing attorneys who have won million and multimillion dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.

  • Education

    University of Alabama
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2007

    Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
    Juris Doctor, 2011

  • Professional Memberships

    Alabama State Bar
    Birmingham Bar Association
    Huntsville Bar Association
    American Association for Justice
    Alabama Association for Justice

  • Experience & Cases

    Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018 – Present
    Focuses on motor vehicle negligence, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability, bad faith/breach of contract and fraud

    Weaver Tidmore LLC, 2013-2018

    The Balzli Law Firm, Inc., 2013 - Present

    Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., 2012 – 2013

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys is known nationwide for providing outstanding legal advice and excellent representation. We have recovered over $700 million in lawsuits involving 18 wheeler trucking litigation, wrongful death litigation, commercial vehicle litigation, motorcycle litigation, catastrophic litigation, and mass torts involving medical devices and bad drug litigation. Our prowess in the legal arena comes from our combined years of trial and complex litigation experience.

We founded our practice on the belief that the 7th amendment and the civil jury system is the best means to provide compensation to injured parties and deter wrongdoers from injuring others in the future.