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Stephanie Emens Balzli


Stephanie Emens Balzli




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

Chris Balzli
Phone: 205-983-8172
Email: [email protected]

Chriseanna King
Phone: 205-983-8350
Email: [email protected]

Joseph Barlow
Phone: 205-983-8545
Email: [email protected]

Awards & Recognition:

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.


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 Rankingswas 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. 


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

  1. 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

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

Speaking Engagements:

Alabama Tort Law Update Seminar, December 2010:  Oil Spill Cases in Alabama

Alabama Trial Skills Seminar, December 2015: Pretrial Prep

Talk of Alabama, ABC 33/40, various dates: Texting & Driving, Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Electronic Data Recorders in Cars

Professional Memberships:

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