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Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP

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Bryan O. Blevins Jr.

Beaumont, Texas
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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


  • 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


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

Honors and Awards

  • Lawdragon's 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers - Plaintiffs injured by consumer products, 2022
  • Best Lawyers® in America, US News, 2013 - 2023
  • "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 - 2022
  • 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
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