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Provost Umphrey Law Firm Sponsors Free Night at the South Texas State Fair
Thursday, March 24, 2022

Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP is sponsoring a night of free admission at the Young Men’s Business League’s South Texas State Fair on Monday, March 28. Gates open at 5 pm. This is the second year the firm has sponsored a night to allow everyone in the community the opportunity to enjoy the activities of the fair for free. The 2022 fair features an exotic petting zoo, camel and pony rides, carnival rides and live entertainment. For a complete list of activities and events, visit:...

Provost Umphrey Sign Installations to Edison Plaza Exterior
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Crews have been working to install the firm’s name to the top of Edison Plaza facing both downtown and Interstate 10. The exterior signs are just one of many changes going on at Edison Plaza. The 11th floor is currently undergoing renovations to create a modern office space for the firm. Renovations will soon begin on the Provost Umphrey help desk situated by the first-floor conference room. In addition, a sign with the firm’s logo will be placed in front of the building as well as additional...

Human Trafficking: Statistics & Facts
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, is prevalent in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. In 2016, it was estimated that 57,700 people were trafficked for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation in the U.S. 70% of these victims were women and children being trafficked for exploitation. It is estimated that between 15,000 and 50,000 women and...

Texas-based Provost Umphrey Again Earns Spot on Best Law Firms List
Thursday, December 23, 2021

Firm top-ranked in 2022 guide for plaintiffs' personal injury, product liability, mass torts and class actions BEAUMONT, Texas – The Best Law Firms guide by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America has ranked Provost Umphrey among leading firms representing plaintiffs in the 2022 edition. It is an honor the firm has earned since 2010. Provost Umphrey was recognized for its plaintiffs work in personal injury and product liability litigation, as well as mass torts and class action...

Federal Judge Approves $160M Settlement in VA Nurses’ Overtime Class-Action Lawsuit
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Settlement amount among the largest in a lawsuit for unpaid overtime against the federal government WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has granted final approval of a $160 million settlement of overtime claims on behalf of nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The lawsuit, which was filed on December 28, 2012, alleged that 3,200 class members were induced to work overtime to update patients’...

Texas Super Lawyers Honors Nine Provost Umphrey Attorneys in 2021 Guide
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Nine Provost Umphrey Law Firm attorneys are being recognized by Texas Super Lawyers as among the leading trial lawyers in the state for representing clients injured by negligence, dangerous products, and environmental hazards. Their listing in the 2021 Texas guide by the respected Super Lawyers peer-review rating service is only the latest honor for the Provost Umphrey team, which is widely known for expertise in personal injury law. This year’s listing celebrates equity partner Bryan O....

Legendary Texas Lawyer Walter Umphrey, Founder of Provost Umphrey, Dies at Age 85
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

BEAUMONT, Texas – Legendary lawyer and philanthropist, Walter Umphrey, who led the Texas trial team that secured billions in a landmark settlement with Big Tobacco and who donated millions of dollars to charitable causes over the course of his lifetime, has passed away. The 85-year-old died of natural causes in Beaumont, Texas on September 7, 2021. “Walter Umphrey was more than just a lawyer,” said Joe Fisher, Managing Partner of Provost Umphrey, the law firm Mr. Umphrey co-founded. “He was a...

Two Provost Umphrey Attorneys Earn ‘Lawyer of the Year’ Honors 2022
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Two Provost Umphrey attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year for their respective practice groups as part of the Best Lawyers in America 2022 honors. Equity Partner Edward Fisher earned Lawyer of the Year distinction for his work in mass tort litigation and class actions on behalf of plaintiffs. Attorney Colin D. Moore earned Lawyer of the Year for his work in product liability litigation for plaintiffs with additional recognition for his work in personal injury, mass tort litigation, and...

Provost Umphrey Representing Fort Worth Woman in Deadly I-35 Pileup Case
Thursday, July 15, 2021

A Fort Worth woman has filed a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation, I-35 Tarrant County tollway operators and maintenance companies, and various trucking company owners and operators over a massive multi-fatality pileup on Interstate 35 in February that killed her husband. The lawsuit was filed on July 6th in Tarrant County District Court by Jane Watson and Cameron Watson, the surviving spouse and adult child of Aaron Watson, and includes the...