Thomson Reuters Selects Four Provost Umphrey Attorneys As 2015 Texas Rising Stars

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Written by Rick Busby

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, recently named four Provost Umphrey attorneys as Texas Rising Stars for 2015. Colin Moore, Matthew Matheny, Jennifer Job and Ronnie Turner Jr. each were selected for the prestigious annual honor, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of Texas lawyers who are under 40 years of age or have been practicing law for less than 10 years. While this is Turner’s first-time to be selected as a Texas Rising Star, each of the other three Provost Umphrey attorneys is a repeat honoree.

Colin Moore is no stranger to the prestigious annual list having been selected as a Texas Rising Star every year since 2007. Colin primarily practices law in the areas of toxic tort (asbestos), personal injury, premises liability and product liability. Soon after graduating from the University of Houston Law Center, Moore joined Provost Umphrey and was first named a Texas Rising Star four short years later. Among other career accomplishments, Colin is also a member of Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association and the former director of the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association. He was also recently named to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers in America” list for 2016.

Matthew Matheny is most definitely a Texas Rising Star and is making the distinguished list for the fifth time since 2010. Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Matthew has represented Provost Umphrey clients in a wide range of cases, including wrongful death; maritime, offshore, railroad crossing, aviation, automobile and industrial explosion accidents; as well as environmental contamination, chemical exposure, Federal Employers’ Liability Act and Bad Faith Insurance Claims. He has also worked on cases involving Overtime Wage and Deceptive Trade Practices under the Fair Labor Standards Act. A graduate of the Baylor Law School in 2003, Matheny was recently named the “2015 Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year,” adding yet another prestigious honor to a growing list of professional accolades. On behalf of Provost Umphrey clients, Matthew is also serving as primary counsel in the NFL Concussion Litigation.

Jennifer Job was also selected as a Texas Rising Star in 2014 and both honors join a growing list of impressive career accomplishments. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Baylor University School of Law, where she also became the Managing Executive Director of the Baylor Law Review, Jennifer is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Practicing law in a wide range of legal areas, Jennifer most commonly represents clients in the areas of personal injury, products liability, premises liability, business litigation and appellate law. She has also served as the lead attorney on several multi-million dollar settlements, as well as performing lead appellate attorney duties on multiple cases.

Also a graduate of the Baylor School of Law, Ronnie Turner Jr. was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2010. Since joining Provost Umphrey, Turner has primarily practiced law in the areas of personal injury, products liability, industrial work site accidents, automobile accidents and premises liability. A member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Jefferson County Bar Association, Turner is also a motivational speaker regularly booked for engagements with several schools and organizations. This is the first time he has been named to the Texas Rising Stars.

The annual Texas Rising Stars winners are vetted and selected by Super Lawyers, which is a legal industry rating service that recognizes and rates outstanding attorneys across more than 70 areas of legal practice. Each attorney recognized by Super Lawyers will have achieved superlative professional achievements in their field and will have also attained a high degree of peer recognition. While as many as 5% of attorneys statewide may be named “Super Lawyer,” the Texas Rising Stars is more exclusive and comprises not more than 2.5% of all Texas lawyers eligible for selection.

Super Lawyers employs a patented, multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by attorneys within the candidate’s area of legal practice. This multiphase vetting process results in producing a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys truly deserving to be recognized as Texas Rising Stars.

Provost Umphrey congratulates Colin Moore, Matthew Matheny, Jennifer Job and Ronnie Turner Jr. for their exemplary services on behalf of our clients. Each of these distinguished attorneys are members of a professional team that, for fifty years, has remained committed to the mission of seeking justice for those most in need – those who have suffered a personal injury or death due to the wrongful conduct of others. Our team fights tirelessly on behalf for our clients nationwide from offices in Beaumont, Houston and Nashville. With a legendary track record of success, Provost Umphrey continues to be one of the premier trial law firms in the nation by remaining true to their stated mission of being “Hard-Working Lawyers for Hard-Working People.”

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