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Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP

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Darren L. Brown

Beaumont, Texas

Brown is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Law. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1991 and is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court. His areas of practice in include health law, personal injury, toxic tort and benzene and other chemical exposure claims; environmental contamination, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and other refinery-related cancer claims; products liability; oil, gas and pipeline tort;18-wheeler truck-accident claims; food misbranding; and consumer law.

In 2012, Brown's verdict for McWilliams v. Chevron USA Inc. was named to the Top 100 Verdicts of 2012 by The National Law Journal. The Plaintiff, a former petroleum inspector, received $17, 498, 392 after suffering from leukemia due to extensive benzene exposure while working on ships and barges in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas.

A member of the State Bar of Texas, Brown also is a member of the Port Arthur and Jefferson County Bar Associations. He is a member of the Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers and Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.

Brown graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Lamar University and from the Baylor University School of Law in Waco.

Additional Contact

Mary Gonzalez, 409-835-6000, mgonzalez@provostumphrey.com

Significant Verdicts

  • McWilliams vs. Chevron - $17.4 million (Petroleum worker with leukemia caused by benzene)
  • Gomez vs. Humble Sand & Gravel - $2.2 million (Sandblaster with silicosis lung disease)
  • Ellender vs. Mobil - $6.6 million (Refinery worker with leukemia caused by benzene)

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Toxic Tort and Chemical Exposure
  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • FELA/Jones Act Seaman
  • Products Liability
  • Consumer Law
  • Health Law
  • Food Misbranding

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Lamar University
    • B.B.A. magna cum laude - 1987

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, 2016 - 2020
  • "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® in America, U.S. News, for plaintiffs' Product Liability Litigation, 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business: 2014 - 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Port Arthur Bar Association, Member
  • Port Arthur Bar Association, Past President
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice