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Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP

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Equity Partner

Bryan O. Blevins Jr.

Location:
Beaumont, Texas
Phone:
409-203-5030
Fax:
409-838-8888
Email:
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Bryan O. Blevins, Jr., a native of Lufkin, Texas, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 1987. He earned his law degree from the Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas in 1990. While attending Baylor, he was a merit scholar; a member of various Moot and Mock Court Teams and the National Order of Barristers.

Mr. Blevins joined Provost Umphrey in 1990, specializing in personal injury law and becoming a firm equity partner in 1997. Over the last thirty years, Bryan has prepared, tried and appealed numerous personal injury and civil litigation matters, including toxic tort, defective products, industrial negligence and contract actions. He earned his board certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1995.

Bryan was Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year in 2005 and been recognized by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer since its inception. On behalf of Provost Umphrey and its many clients, Mr. Blevins currently serves on the Texas Asbestos MDL Liaison Committee; the Trust Advisory Committee (TAC) for the JT Thorpe, ShookFletcher, Asarco, AC&S, Kaiser Silica, APG Silica and DII Silica Trusts; the Creditors Committees for Pittsburgh Corning (asbestos) and as the asbestos liaison to the Texas Legislature for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Within the firm, Bryan serves as administrator, trial coordinator and litigator for its asbestos department including direct coordination of over 10,000 cases and assists with the administration and strategic planning of other mass tort dockets.

Outside the firm, Bryan's first priority is his family closely followed by his commitment to Wesley United Methodist Church, Legacy Christian Academy and The Walk to Emmaus community.

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Year Joined Firm

  • 1990

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Physician/Hospital – Prompt Pay Litigation
  • Negotiation and Administration – Mass Torts

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas - 1990
    • Honors: Merit Scholar
    • Honors: National Order of Barristers
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: History

Classes/Seminars

  • Asbestos and the Civil Justice System
  • The Effects of Tort Reform on Civil Litigation

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers® in America, US News, 2013 - 2021
  • "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® in America, U.S. News, for Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions, 2020
  • Southeast Texas "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation, Best Lawyers® in America, US News, 2014, 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters Business, 2003 - 2020
  • Member, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Martindale Hubbell: "AV" Rated
  • Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year, 2005
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Fellowship Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2015
  • Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
  • Port Arthur Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Legacy Christian Academy
  • The Walk to Emmaus Community
Bryan O. Blevins Jr.

Articles

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

BEAUMONT, Texas – Nine attorneys with Beaumont-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP, have earned recognition in the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers guide published by Thomson Reuters. Firm equity partner Bryan O. Blevins Jr. has been recognized for his work representing plaintiffs injured by consumer products. Equity partners Edward D. Fisher, Joe J. Fisher II, D’Juana Parks, and James E. Payne made the prestigious annual listing for their representation of plaintiffs involved in various personal...
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Provost Umphrey is proud of our hard-working lawyers that continuously fight for our clients year after year. Equity Partner Bryan Blevins has been with the firm for 30 years and has settled and won many cases, helping countless clients get the justice they deserve. We sat down with Bryan and asked him a few things he’s taken away during his tenure here at Provost Umphrey Law Firm. Q: What made you want to pursue a career in the legal field? A: Growing up, I had the opportunity through my dad...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, we saw most of our area was spared, but unfortunately there is still significant damage to property throughout east Texas. With property damage, comes insurance claims. The claims process can seem very daunting, especially when there is significant destruction to your home and property. Read on to learn your legal rights as an insured property owner with references to your Consumer Bill of Rights that you can use going through the claims process. ...
Monday, July 20, 2020

PHILADEPHIA – Altar’d State, a national boutique, was forced to close its doors this spring due to COVID-19 resulting in a significant loss of income for the retailer. The boutique subsequently filed a business interruption claim with Hartford Fire Insurance Company, only to be denied after paying substantial premiums to protect its business. Attorneys on behalf of Altar’d State are suing the insurance company for wrongful denial of coverage. “Altar’d State purchased a comprehensive program of...
Friday, May 8, 2020

Business Interruption Claims Update By Bryan O. Blevins, Jr. The insurance industry responded to the emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic with preemptive press statements that property insurance policies would provide no coverage—even before policyholders submitted any claims. Given this knee-jerk reaction, it is unsurprising that the first claims are being denied quickly, and without so much as a pretense of an investigation. Physical Loss or Damage Insurers are taking an “if you can’t see it,...
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Business Interruption in a Pandemic World By Bryan O. Blevins, Jr.Equity Partner The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a dramatic economic effect throughout the United States, and on industries as diverse as electronics, auto manufacturing, construction, passenger cruises, shipping, travel, transportation, hospitality and healthcare. Supply chains and manufacturing have been disrupted by facility closures worldwide and ultimately there will not be an industry sector or business that will not be...
Friday, December 20, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Beaumont-based law firm, Provost Umphrey, has filed a series of individual lawsuits in Harris County, Texas against Equinor, a Norwegian based energy company (formerly Statoil) and its related oil and gas entities. The firm is representing over 200 mineral owners that have been underpaid oil and gas royalties by the international energy company. “Equinor disregarded both express and implied provisions of its lease agreements and entered into ‘sham’ transactions with its own gas...
Friday, October 25, 2019

Article published in Best Lawyers Vaping and e-cigarettes have recently spent a considerable amount of time in the news. Much of this is due to lawsuits taking aim at manufacturers who took a product they knew to be dangerous and targeted young audiences through purposely misleading advertising. That the vaping industry chose to travel down this path is hardly surprising. After all, Big Tobacco had such success using the same playbook — why not try it again?
Monday, July 10, 2017

Bryan O. Blevins Jr. is an equity partner at Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP and a member of the management committee in Beaumont, Texas. Within the firm, Blevins serves as administrator, trial coordinator and litigator for its asbestos department including direct coordination of over 10,000 cases and assists with the administration and strategic planning of other mass tort dockets.