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Meet Attorney,

Stephanie Emens Balzli


 Birmingham, AL


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]

About Stephanie

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. 

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.

  • Education

    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

    The XXXI

    Brownell Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate in Spanish

    Lee David Black Award for Excellence in English

    Phi Beta Kappa

  • 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

  • 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

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.