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Provost Umphrey Attorney Mike Hamilton Named to 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers
Thursday, December 3, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The publishers of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers magazine have named Provost Umphrey attorney W. Michael Hamilton to the 2020 list of top lawyers in the Mid-South, a designation he has earned annually since 2014. Heading the Nashville office of Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., Mr. Hamilton primarily focuses on legal issues related to employee benefits, which earned him the Super Lawyers honors. He also handles plaintiffs’ personal injury and civil litigation. His clients...

Texas-based Provost Umphrey Among Nation’s Best Law Firms for 13th Year
Thursday, November 5, 2020

BEAUMONT, Texas – Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP has earned a place in the 2021 Best Law Firms guide by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, marking the 13th year in a row the firm has received such recognition. Provost Umphrey earned top rankings in the Beaumont metro area for representing plaintiffs in mass torts and class actions, personal injury and product liability litigation. The Nashville office earned recognition for labor and employment litigation. To learn about...

Presidential Election Voting Locations for Southeast Texas
Monday, November 2, 2020

Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP encourages the community to vote. Exercising your right to vote is the freedom to choose who you want to represent you. It is your voice. The future of our nation’s, counties’, and cities’ leadership depends on who turns out to vote. So, make sure to exercise your right to vote on November 3, 2020, and encourage those around you to vote. Click your county below for a list of voting locations on Election Day: Chambers County Hardin County Jefferson County Orange...

Nine Provost Umphrey Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers for 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

BEAUMONT, Texas – Nine attorneys with Beaumont-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP, have earned recognition in the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers guide published by Thomson Reuters. Firm equity partner Bryan O. Blevins Jr. has been recognized for his work representing plaintiffs injured by consumer products. Equity partners Edward D. Fisher, Joe J. Fisher II, D’Juana Parks, and James E. Payne made the prestigious annual listing for their representation of plaintiffs involved in various personal...

Two Provost Umphrey Attorneys Earn ‘Lawyer of the Year’ Honors
Thursday, August 20, 2020

BEAUMONT – Two Provost Umphrey attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year for their respective practice groups as part of the Best Lawyers in America 2021 honors. Equity Partner James E. Payne earned this distinction for his work in product liability litigation on behalf of plaintiffs, with additional honors for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. Attorney Keith Hyde earned Lawyer of the Year for his work in mass torts and class actions on behalf of plaintiffs with additional recognition...

July 30th is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today we recognize those known as “whistleblowers” who are brave enough to report fraudulent government contract claims. The False Claims Act, also known as the “Lincoln Law”, is a whistleblower statute that allows private citizens to bring qui tam lawsuits against entities that defraud the government. This Act empowers whistleblowers, also known as relators, to recover damages and penalties on the government’s behalf. This law also provides whistleblowers a reward of 15-30% of the government’s...

$28M COVID-19 Business Interruption Suit Filed Against Insurance Company
Monday, July 20, 2020

PHILADEPHIA – Altar’d State, a national boutique, was forced to close its doors this spring due to COVID-19 resulting in a significant loss of income for the retailer. The boutique subsequently filed a business interruption claim with Hartford Fire Insurance Company, only to be denied after paying substantial premiums to protect its business. Attorneys on behalf of Altar’d State are suing the insurance company for wrongful denial of coverage. “Altar’d State purchased a comprehensive program of...

Business Interruption Claims Update
Friday, May 8, 2020

Business Interruption Claims Update By Bryan O. Blevins, Jr. The insurance industry responded to the emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic with preemptive press statements that property insurance policies would provide no coverage—even before policyholders submitted any claims. Given this knee-jerk reaction, it is unsurprising that the first claims are being denied quickly, and without so much as a pretense of an investigation. Physical Loss or Damage Insurers are taking an “if you can’t see it,...

Business Interruption in a Pandemic World
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Business Interruption in a Pandemic World By Bryan O. Blevins, Jr.Equity Partner The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a dramatic economic effect throughout the United States, and on industries as diverse as electronics, auto manufacturing, construction, passenger cruises, shipping, travel, transportation, hospitality and healthcare. Supply chains and manufacturing have been disrupted by facility closures worldwide and ultimately there will not be an industry sector or business that will not be...