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Provost Umphrey 50th Anniversary

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Workplace Accidents: How an Attorney Can Help Where OSHA Can’t
Monday, June 17, 2019

By Joe Fisher If you’ve taken a major highway in Texas such as I-10 or I-35 anytime within the last 50 years, you know there’s a good amount of construction taking place. With that in mind, let’s consider a hypothetical situation. A group of workers is building an on-ramp, and the construction site is crowded with all the vehicles and equipment you would expect to see in a project like this. One worker, operating a front loader, puts the vehicle in park and gets out to take a short break. For...

Injured Utility Worker Sues CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric for Negligence
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston-area utility worker has filed a lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, after he was severely injured in a fall from a company utility pole. On March 15, 2019, near Tomball, Texas, Garrett Wilder, an employee of electrical contractor L.E. Myers Co., went with his co-worker to the utility pole owned by CenterPoint Energy Houston to do maintenance work. The lawsuit says a CenterPoint employee on the site told him to climb the 100-foot pole to install...

Texas Senate Honors Provost Umphrey Founder Walter Umphrey
Thursday, May 2, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas –The Texas Senate adopted a resolution honoring firm founder and legal legend Walter Umphrey for his legal accomplishments and philanthropic service to Southeast Texas and on behalf of all Texans. Senate Resolution No. 641, at the request of Sen. Kirk Watson, was approved unanimously on April 25, 2019. “Walter Umphrey has had a profound impact on the legal profession in Texas, and it is truly fitting that he receive special recognition for his career and for his invaluable...

Provost Umphrey Staff Contributes to Child Abuse Awareness
Monday, April 15, 2019

As part of the firm’s 50th anniversary celebration, the employees at Provost Umphrey volunteered with CASA of Southeast Texas to paint 211 crosses for child abuse awareness. Each cross represents a child who died from neglect or abuse last year. The crosses will be placed outside of CASA’s Calder Avenue office this month, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Provost Umphrey Law Firm encouraged employees to volunteer during business hours to accommodate CASA’s needs, as seen here...

"They did right by me."
Monday, March 18, 2019

School bus driver Beverly Lowrance came to the attorneys at Provost Umphrey after she fell coming out of a restaurant and broke her arm. The injury was so severe that she was rushed into surgery soon after arriving at the hospital. Beverly suffered from pain for years and later found out she had nerve damage. The attorneys at Provost Umphrey were able to help Beverly with her legal troubles related to the injury. Provost Umphrey has a proven track record for successfully helping victims of...

Provost Umphrey Lawyer Ronnie Turner Jr. Selected to Texas Rising Stars 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – Trial lawyer Ronnie Turner Jr. of Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm has been named to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list of top young attorneys, marking the fifth year he has earned this honor. “I’m truly grateful to be recognized among so many talented lawyers,” said Mr. Turner. “Since selection involves nominations from our peers, it’s a great honor to be chosen.” Recognized for his personal injury work on behalf of plaintiffs, Mr. Turner represents clients involved in...

A Devastating Accident
Monday, February 18, 2019

What Happened Cheryl Sinegal was at home one evening in 2012 when she received a phone call from a friend. His vehicle had broken down, leaving him stranded. He had called to ask if Cheryl could pick him up and give him a ride. Cheryl was happy to help and drove out straightaway. After picking up her friend, Cheryl began to have some car problems of her own. Her engine stalled, forcing her to pull over on the side of the road. Moments later, her vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler making an...

Provost Umphrey Law Firm Adds Beaumont Attorney Sean Villery-Samuel
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – Provost Umphrey Law Firm is pleased to announce that Beaumont native Sean C. Villery-Samuel joined the firm, effective Feb. 4. Mr. Villery-Samuel’s practice focuses on criminal law and personal injury lawsuits, including auto accidents. “Sean is a talented lawyer with experience handling criminal and personal injury matters,” said Joe Fisher, managing partner of Provost Umphrey. “He is a great addition to our team.” Mr. Villery-Samuel comes to Provost after almost 10 years at...