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In The Community

The personal injury trial lawyers at the Provost Umphrey Law Firm have a strong commitment to the communities where they live and work. At local, state, and national levels, our 27 attorneys and our 200 staff members give their time, money, and experience to charitable, political, and educational causes. Our involvement includes:

  • Civil Service Commission
  • YMCA Boards
  • Boy Scout Board
  • United Way
  • CASA Organization
  • Local bank boards
  • Civic and charitable cause leadership
  • Lectures at colleges and universities
  • Testimony before U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives committees
  • Appointments by the President of the U.S. and the Governor of Texas

Provost Umphrey Partners with Veteran Contact Center

Provost Umphrey is proud to have joined forces with the Veteran Contact Center to create jobs for veterans via a new outreach and verification program. The purpose of the program is to contact Provost *Umphrey's existing clients to validate and verify their names, addresses, and other contact information. This unique partnership has provided a better opportunity for Provost *Umphrey to serve the community and clients, while providing gainful employment and responsible opportunities to veteran families. The duo is also looking at other initiatives that they can utilize to provide opportunities for this deserving group of veterans.

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Walter Umphrey to be Honored at Celebrity Roast

On February 20, 2014, the Spindletop Rotary Club of Beaumont will hold its Second Annual Celebrity Roast. This year the Spindletop Rotary Club of Beaumont will honor Walter Umphrey. The event will be held at the MCM Elegante' Hotel Ballroom starting at 6:00 pm with cocktails (cash bar), dancing and photo opportunities. A gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Steve McGaha will be served at 7:00pm.

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Provost Umphrey Attorney Mark Sparks Named Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Mark Sparks, a Board Certified personal injury trial lawyer has been honored by the Jefferson County Bar Association as Lawyer of the Year for his tireless work on behalf of clients with the Bar's pro bono program.

Sparks was presented with his award at the "Celebrate Pro Bono" luncheon Monday, October 23.

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Provost Umphrey Law Firm Dedicated to the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Nearly 30 Provost Umphrey Law Firm employees joined more than 4,000 Southeast Texans at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K, Saturday, October 20. The event and the dollars raised from it help the Society provide free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the Southeast Texas area.

This is the second Breast Cancer Awareness Month event in which Provost Umphrey Law Firm staff members have participated this October, exemplifying the firm's outstanding commitment to the fight against cancer.

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Provost Umphrey Law Firm Volunteers "Lace Up to Save Lives" at Cancer Awareness Run

Provost Umphrey Law Firm Volunteers 'Lace Up to Save Lives' at Cancer Awareness Run
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Michelle Bass, Dawn Schwaab, Lachelle Kotz, Debra Felps

Commitment to Community

Our community involvement is led by Walter Umphrey who was recognized as a top Texas lawyer of the 20th century in "Legal Legends: A Century of Texas Law and Lawyering." He is a member of the board of directors of Texas State Bank, was formerly the chairman of the board for Community Bank and is a former vice chairman of the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Commission. His numerous community contributions include:

  • Building a law center at Baylor University (The Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center)
  • Lighting a ballpark for physically challenged kids
  • Donating land for a state park
  • Support of Lamar University and Provost Umphrey Stadium

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Political Support

Our law firm supports political candidates who are committed to the right to a jury trial, and are committed to preserving our civil justice system. Just as a lot of heart goes into every legal case at the Provost Umphrey Law Firm, a lot of heart and compassion goes into our commitment to our nation and our communities.

Baylor Party

Provost Umphrey equity partner Bryan Blevins and his wife recently opened their home to host an event for Baylor Law School and Baylor University. Founding partner of Provost Umphrey, Walter Umphrey, attended as well as Baylor President Kenneth Starr and Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben. President Starr and Dean Toben spoke to nearly 200 Baylor alumni about the exciting events and activities currently happening on campus. Walter Umphrey and Bryan Blevins are alumnus of Baylor and strong supporters of the school.


The personal injury trial lawyers at the Provost Umphrey Law Firm have built a reputation for excellence starting in Jefferson County, TX, growing to the State of Texas, the Southeast U.S., and nationwide. Our personal injury law firm represents clients anywhere in America from our offices in Beaumont and Houston, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Arkansas.