Provost Umphrey Law Firm Home to 9 Texas Super Lawyers Honorees for 2016

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Firm recognized for plaintiffs’ personal injury, product liability, environmental cases

BEAUMONT, Texas – Nine attorneys from Beaumont, Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm are being recognized on the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list, which identifies the state’s top legal counsel and appears in the October issues of Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines.

Firm equity partner D’Juana Parks was named one of the Top 50 women lawyers in the state and one of the Top 100 attorneys practicing in the Houston area based on her work for clients in personal injury cases.

Also honored on the Texas Super Lawyers list are equity partners Joe J. Fisher II, James E. Payne and David P. Wilson, who were recognized for their work in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation, and Bryan O. Blevins Jr., who earned high marks for his representation of those who have been injured by dangerous consumer products.

Provost Umphrey attorneys Darren L. Brown and Matthew C. Matheny also were recognized for their work for plaintiffs in personal injury cases, and firm attorney Keith Hyde was selected for his work on behalf of plaintiffs in environmental litigation.

Provost Umphrey founder Walter Umphrey* also was recognized in the plaintiffs’ personal injury category, marking his 11th consecutive appearance in the exclusive list.

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Provost Umphrey is widely known for helping people who have suffered serious injuries and those whose loved ones have died, with particular expertise in oilfield injury claims. Last month, the firm filed one of the first lawsuits against petroleum giant Sunoco on behalf of two workers who were injured in the Aug. 12 explosion at the company’s oil terminal in nearby Nederland, Texas.

The Texas Super Lawyers list, published annually by Thomson Reuters, is based on a statewide survey of lawyers, vetting by a blue-ribbon panel of the state’s leading attorneys, and an extensive editorial review. The complete list is available at

About Provost Umphrey Law Firm

For 50 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

*Non-practicing attorney

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