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Provost Umphrey Attorney Mike Hamilton Named to 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The publishers of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers magazine have named Provost Umphrey attorney W. Michael Hamilton to the 2019 list of top lawyers in the Mid-South, a designation he has earned annually since 2014. Mr. Hamilton heads the Nashville office of Provost Umphrey L.L.P. and primarily focuses on legal issues related to employee benefits, which earned him the Super Lawyers honors. He also handles plaintiffs’ personal injury and civil litigation. His clients include...

Texas-based Provost Umphrey Among Nation’s Best Law Firms for 12th Year
Friday, November 1, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – Provost Umphrey Law Firm has earned a place in the 2020 Best Law Firms guide by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, marking the 12th year in a row the firm has received such recognition. Provost Umphrey earned top rankings in the Beaumont metro area for representing plaintiffs in mass torts and class actions, personal injury and product liability litigation. The Nashville office earned recognition for labor and employment litigation. To learn about the...

What’s Old Is New: Vaping and Big Tobacco
Friday, October 25, 2019

Article published in Best Lawyers Vaping and e-cigarettes have recently spent a considerable amount of time in the news. Much of this is due to lawsuits taking aim at manufacturers who took a product they knew to be dangerous and targeted young audiences through purposely misleading advertising. That the vaping industry chose to travel down this path is hardly surprising. After all, Big Tobacco had such success using the same playbook — why not try it again?

Nine Provost Umphrey Attorneys Named Among Best in Texas for 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – Nine attorneys with Beaumont-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP, have earned recognition in the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers guide published by Thomson Reuters. Firm equity partner Bryan O. Blevins Jr. has been recognized for his work representing plaintiffs injured by consumer products. Equity partners Edward D. Fisher, Joe J. Fisher II, D’Juana Parks, James E. Payne and David P. Wilson made the prestigious annual listing for their representation of plaintiffs involved in a...

Two Years Later, Harvey Victims Still Fighting for Recovery Funds
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

While many families and businesses continue to struggle to recover from Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Department of Insurance reports that Insurance Companies are currently holding almost $4 billion in estimated payments on existing claims. In Jefferson County, 42,000 Harvey claims have been filed with over 45% closed with “no” payment at all. Unfortunately, those denied insurance benefits will have to contend with a new law favoring insurance companies that was passed by the Texas Legislature...

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,...