Fisher Brothers Earn Texas Top Premises Liability Verdict

Posted on 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 as Andrew Bender of The Bender Law Firm, prevailed in the civil suit filed by the girl's family against the apartment complex owners.

"We are dedicated to seeking justice for hard-working men and women, and we are honored to be recognized for the hard work we do in preparing cases and trying lawsuits," said Joe Fisher, managing partner of Provost Umphrey.

The case was in connection with the 2014 murder of Corriann Cervantes, who was tortured and murdered, her body left in an abandoned apartment in a Clear Lake area complex. In result, two young men were convicted of capital murder for their roles in the attack.

Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements annual list is developed from research compiled by VerdictSearch, a recognized leader in U.S. verdict information. The full list will be published in the September 2019 edition of Texas Lawyer

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