Awards & Accolades

Broadband Communities FTTH Top 100

From 2012-2016, Baller Stokes & Lide has been the only law firm in the United States to have been named each year to Broadband Communities Magazine’s FTTH Top 100 list.  The list honors organizations for their contributions to “Building a Fiber- Connected World.”  See the full list (PDF)

Washington DC Super Lawyers List 2016 and 2017

The legal rating service Super Lawyers named Jim Baller to its Washington DC Super Lawyers List in 2016 and 2017.

American Registry List of Most Honored American Professionals

In 2016 and 2017, American Registry named Jim Baller to its list of Most Honored American Professionals (top 1%)

FTTH Chairman’s Award

Each year at its annual conference the Chairman of the Fiber to the Home Council presents an award to “an individual or company that has shown tremendous effort to promote, educate or accelerate fiber-to-the-home.”  Jim Baller won this prestigious award in 2012 “for his relentless promotion and pursuit of community broadband and of faster networks for everyone.  His efforts have  paved the way for the deployment of all-fiber networks across the country.”

People to Watch

People to Watch

Ars Technica describes its list of the 25 “top names in tech policy for 2009,” including Jim Baller, as follows: “These are the people who will be working on smart grids, broadband deployment, IP law, net neutrality, and even doing a bit of corporate lobbying this year; the decisions that they make (and convince others to make) will reverberate through the tubes for years to come.”

Community Broadband Visionary of the Year

In 2007, NATOA named Jim Baller its first Community Broadband Visionary of the Year, “for almost single-handedly putting the need for a national broadband strategy to the forefront of public consciousness.” Read More (PDF)