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Provost Umphrey Law Firm Invites the Community to Tailgate Celebration
Monday, August 19, 2019

Local law firm celebrates 50 years of practicing law and involvement with the community BEAUMONT, TX – Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P. invites the community to join its attorneys and staff for a tailgating event at Lamar University on Saturday, September 7, commemorating the firm’s 50 years of partnership with Lamar University and involvement in the community. Since 1969, Provost Umphrey Law Firm and its lawyers have been active members of the community and continue to be long-standing patrons...

Three Provost Umphrey Attorneys Earn ‘Lawyer of the Year’ Honors
Thursday, August 15, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – Three Provost Umphrey attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year for their respective practice groups and geographic region as part of the Best Lawyers in America 2020 honors. Equity Partner Bryan O. Blevins Jr. earned this distinction for his work with mass tort litigation and class actions on behalf of plaintiffs, with additional honors for plaintiffs’ personal injury and product liability litigation. Equity Partner David P. Wilson also earned Lawyer of the Year honors for...

Hurricane Season – What You Should Know
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Hurricane season lasts from June through the end of November. In our experience, it’s best to review your insurance policy and know your rights before a storm hits. That way, if you have to make a claim for property damage, you’ll be better prepared. We’ve come up with short list of easy, but helpful tips to keep in mind as we enter the hurricane season: Read your insurance policy and make sure you understand it Keep copies of all your documents and takes notes of calls with your insurance...

Provost Umphrey Awarded Second Top Verdict for 2018
Monday, July 1, 2019

Provost Umphrey attorneys Edward Fisher and Joe Fisher earned recognition among the Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2018 based on a comprehensive review by VerdictSearch.  The verdict is the fourth-largest product liability award and ranked 33 overall on the Top Verdicts list. Jurors in Denton County returned a $4.8 million verdict against ladder manufacturer Werner Co., after finding the company liable for the faulty design and marketing of an aluminum ladder that collapsed,...

Fisher Brothers Earn Texas Top Premises Liability Verdict
Monday, July 1, 2019

Provost Umphrey attorneys Guy Fisher, Joe Fisher and Taylor Thompson, earned recognition among the Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2018 based on a comprehensive review by VerdictSearch. The case was a $6.34 million Harris County negligence case against a suburban Houston apartment complex after the murder of a 15-year-old girl in one of the abandoned rooms at the complex. The verdict was the largest premises liability verdict in Texas last year.  The Fisher brothers, Thompson, as well...

A Winning Play
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Under Review Concussions are one of many injuries sustained by professional football players. But unlike those to the arm, knee, or back, concussions and similar head injuries weren’t properly treated for much of the NFL’s history. In fact, those in charge spent years denying the severity of the problem, or that there was even a problem at all. Game Planning Willie Frazier’s career in professional football lasted from 1964-1975. During that time, he played for the Houston Oilers, the San Diego...

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...