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Jane Swearingen Leger

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Location:
Beaumont, Texas
Phone:
409-299-5178
866-672-2585
Fax:
409-838-8888
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Board certified in personal injury law, Jane Swearingen Leger practices personal injury, maritime and employment law at Provost Law Firm in Beaumont, Texas. She represents individuals who have been injured in industrial settings, vehicle collisions or suffered the results of discriminatory conduct. Her cases include clients in Texas, Georgia, California, Florida and Minnesota.

Leger was selected as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in 2004, an honor reserved for only five percent of lawyers on the state. She is admitted to practice law by the State of Texas; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas; the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th District Court.

A graduate of Baylor University, Leger completed her jurisdoctor at Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas. She holds professional memberships in the State Bar of Texas, the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association, the Jefferson County Bar Association, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Leger has represented local small businesses in litigation. In 2011, she represented a construction company as plaintiff in a breach of contract case. The company was not fully paid the contract price for construction of a raw-water intake facility built as part of a hydrocarbons storage unit. The defendant claimed they did not owe any additional money because construction work was defective. To defeat the defendant's claims, Leger became familiar with national petroleum and welding codes and represented her client without hiring an independent expert. The unanimous jury awarded all damages sought by Leger's client. The verdict was selected as a Texas Top Verdict for 2011.

In addition to her trial work, Mrs. Leger has argued before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.

Additional Contact

Wendy Muller, (409) 835-6000, wmuller@provostumphrey.com

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Maritime
  • Employment

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Baylor University
    • B.B.A. - 1993

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2004
  • Texas Rising Stars, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2004
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

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