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Provost Umphrey Law Firm
April 20, 2012, BEAUMONT, TX - The Best Lawyers in America® announces Thomas Walter Umphrey, co-founder of Provost Umphrey, L.L.P., is selected by his peers for their 2012 edition.
Walter Umphrey began his career as a prosecuting attorney and ultimately Chief Felony Prosecutor for the Jefferson County District Attorney's office right out of Baylor Law School. Walter is board certified in the areas of Personal Injury Trial Law and Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Walter Umphrey is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. He was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2003-2008, an honor only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected for annually. Beyond the practice of law, Walter has provided unwavering support to important civic and community causes. He serves as Director of the National Wildlife Association, Director of the LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center, Director of both Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc., and Texas State Bank. Just recently, the newest cancer institute in Southeast Texas was named the Walter Umphrey Cancer Center.
Umphrey helped build the new Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center on the banks of the Brazos River at Baylor University which is hailed as a state-of-the-art educational facility. In June 2000, Umphrey was recognized as one of the top Texas lawyers of the 20th century in the Texas Lawyer publication "Legal Legends: A Century of Texas Law and Lawyering."
For its special anniversary issue, June 28, 2010, Texas Lawyer also named Mr. Umphrey as one of the twenty-five greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter-century. Texas Lawyer names lawyers that have made outstanding contributions within the twenty-five years the newspaper has been published.
For more than forty years, Provost Umphrey's mission has remained to seek justice for those suffering from a personal injury, wrongful death or other legal wrong across Texas and nationwide through their lawyers in Beaumont and Houston, Little Rock, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee.
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