The week of February 22, 2016 was a busy one as two Provost Umphrey attorneys headed to trial in Jefferson County. David Wilson tried a car wreck case in the 58th District Court before Judge Kent Walston. Ronnie Turner, Jr. tried a premises liability case in the 172nd District Court before Judge Donald Floyd. Both cases were successfully tried to verdict.
Dave Wilson represented two young women who were injured in a car accident in Port Neches, Texas. After two days of trial and one day of jury deliberation, the jury returned a verdict for both victims. "This is a great outcome for our clients, and I am happy they received the justice they deserve, " says Wilson.
Wilson is an equity partner at Provost Umphrey who practices in the areas of maritime law, railroad law, personal injury, FELA, and oil and gas litigation. He was included on the "Best Lawyers in America 2016" list by U.S. News & World Report.
Ronnie Turner, Jr. represented a couple who suffered injuries after pieces of their apartment ceiling fell on them. At the trial, Turner argued that the complex should have scheduled maintenance and/or should have investigated further when they had to vacuum water within two months prior to the ceiling falling. "I am grateful to the jury for their careful deliberation and attentiveness during trial. Both myself and the clients are elated with the outcome," says Turner.
Turner is a non-equity partner at Provost Umphrey Law Firm. In January, he became the firm's fifteenth Board Certified attorney. Turner primarily practices in the areas of personal injury products liability, industrial work site accidents, automobile accidents, and premises liability. Turner was named to the "Texas Rising Stars 2015" list by Thomson Reuters.
The successes of the week continue to prove that Provost Umphrey is committed to fighting the good fights that serve, protect and benefit hard-working people everywhere.