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David P. Wilson

Location:
Beaumont, Texas
Phone:
409-203-5030
Fax:
409-838-8888
Email:
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Senior Partner, David P. Wilson has been with the Provost Umphrey Law Firm as an attorney since 1991. He is certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is licensed to practice before the state courts in Texas, Louisiana and Ohio as well as the U.S. District courts of the Eastern, Southern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas, the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Coushatta Tribal Court.

Wilson also has been admitted pro hac vice in state and federal courts throughout the country including Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. He focuses on maritime law, railroad law (FELA) and aviation law. Wilson represents injured offshore oil workers, seaman, and railroad workers. He has successfully handled cases involving injuries and death as a result of aircraft and helicopter crashes.

A member of the State Bar of Texas, College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, State Bar Of Louisiana, Louisiana Association of Justice, Jefferson County Bar Association, Port Arthur Bar Association (past President), the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA), Wilson served eight years in the United States Air Force. Before becoming a lawyer, he had a successful career as a television journalist.

Wilson was born in Bay City, Texas. He graduated from Lamar University with a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice in 1975 and received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1990.

Additional Contact

April Molina, 409-835-6000 ext. 831, amolina@provostumphrey.com

Year Joined Firm

  • 1991

Areas of Practice

  • Maritime Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Aviation Law
  • Personal Injury
  • FELA
  • Environmental
  • Oil and Gas Royalty

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1991
  • Re-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001
  • Re-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • Louisiana, 2009
  • Ohio, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Louisiana Coushatta Tribal Court

Education

  • http://schema.org/EducationalO... itemprop="name">South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1990
  • http://schema.org/EducationalO... itemprop="name">Lamar University
    • B.S. - 1975
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, 2016 - 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters Business, 2016 - 2018

Classes/Seminars

  • Torts, Lamar University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • http://schema.org/Organization... itemprop="name">State Bar of Texas, Member
  • http://schema.org/Organization... itemprop="name">College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • http://schema.org/Organization... itemprop="name">Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • http://schema.org/Organization... itemprop="name">Jefferson County Bar Association, Member
  • http://schema.org/Organization... itemprop="name">Port Arthur Bar Association, Past President
  • http://schema.org/Organization... itemprop="name">Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • http://schema.org/Organization... itemprop="name">Louisiana Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • KJAC-TV, Port Arthur, News Director
  • KHOU-TV, Houston, Executive News Producer
  • WTOL-TV, Toledo, Managing Editor
David P. Wilson