14 Provost Umphrey Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Firm attorneys Chris Kirchmer, J. Keith Hyde earn Lawyer of the Year honors

BEAUMONT, Texas – Trial law firm Provost Umphrey, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys have been selected to the Best Lawyers in America for its 2019 edition.

Two lawyers were singled out for Lawyer of the Year honors in Beaumont. Chris Kirchmer earned the distinction for his work in class actions and mass tort litigation on behalf of plaintiffs, with additional honors for personal injury and product liability. J. Keith Hyde was selected Lawyer of the Year for product liability litigation for plaintiffs, with additional recognition for his contributions to personal injury litigation. Only a single lawyer from each specialty and location is chosen for this distinction.

For a fourth year in a row, all Provost Umphrey equity partners earned selection to the Best Lawyers list. Bryan O. Blevins, Edward Fisher, Joe J. Fisher II, D’Juana Parks, James E. Payne and David P. Wilson were chosen for their trial work representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Mr. Blevins was also recognized for plaintiffs’ product liability, mass tort litigation and class actions, while Edward Fisher and Ms. Parks received honors for plaintiffs’ product liability litigation.

In addition, these lawyers made the 2019 list for their plaintiffs’ litigation work in these practice areas:

  • Darren L. Brown: Personal Injury and Product Liability
  • Guy Fisher: Product Liability
  • W. Michael Hamilton: Labor and Employment
  • Matthew C. Matheny: Mass Tort, Class Actions and Personal Injury
  • Colin D. Moore: Personal Injury and Product Liability
  • Ronnie Turner Jr.: Personal Injury Litigation

Recognized as one of the leading guides to the U.S. legal profession, The Best Lawyers in America compiles its rankings of the nation’s top lawyers in various practice areas based on peer-review surveys submitted by tens of thousands of the top attorneys nationwide.

About Provost Umphrey Law Firm

For more than 45 years, our firm’s mission has remained to seek justice for those most in need – those who have suffered harm or loss due to the wrongful conduct of others. Our attorneys fight for our clients nationwide with offices in Beaumont and Houston, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee. We continue to be one of the most successful trial law firms in the nation by remaining Hard-Working Lawyers for Hard-Working People. To learn more, visit http://www.provostumphrey.com.

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