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Provost Umphrey Appointed as Class Counsel in Second VA Overtime Class Action
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal Judge Elaine D. Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Monday named Provost Umphrey Law Firm the interim class counsel for Paula Allen, et al. v. The United States of America, the second class action on behalf of nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for unpaid overtime. The first lawsuit, Stephanie Mercier, et al., Plaintiffs v. The United States of America, settled for $160 million. The lawsuit,...

Nine Provost Umphrey Attorneys Selected to 2022 Texas Super Lawyers Listing
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Prestigious legal guide honors firm attorneys for personal injury, personal injury products liability, environmental litigation expertise Texas Super Lawyers has recognized nine Provost Umphrey attorneys as top lawyers in the state for their work with plaintiffs involved in general litigation for personal injury, personal injury products liability, and environmental litigation. The 2022 edition of the prestigious peer-review legal guide highlights the leading attorneys in Texas within their...

$16M Final Judgment Entered for Worker Injured in 50-Foot Fall from Electrical Pole
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Provost Umphrey attorneys represent electrical tower climber in workplace injury lawsuit HOUSTON – District Court Judge Cory Sepolio entered a $16 million final judgment Monday in a lawsuit on behalf of Garett Wilder, an IBEW Local 66 member and former tower climber who suffered life-altering injuries after falling 50 feet from a CenterPoint Energy electrical pole. In August, a Harris County jury found CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, joint and severally liable, for injuries that the...

Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP Partner Matthew C. Matheny Earns ABOTA Membership
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Matthew C. Matheny, Provost Umphrey partner, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. Members in this prestigious invitation-only group must have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to conclusion. More than 7,600 lawyers and judges are involved in ABOTA chapters in all 50 states. "ABOTA is one of the nation's most effective...

16 from Provost Umphrey Earn Best Lawyers in America Honors
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Four attorneys receive elite ‘Lawyer of the Year’ honors from nationally respected guide Sixteen Provost Umphrey attorneys have been honored in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America, including four singled out as “Lawyer of the Year” in specific practice areas. For the eighth year in a row, all equity partners received Best Lawyers in America honors. Equity Partner Matthew C. Matheny received Lawyer of the Year for his work representing plaintiffs in mass tort and class action litigation,...

Jefferson County Jury Awards $2.78M in Labelle Car Wreck Case
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Texas firm Provost Umphrey prevails in a motor vehicle accident lawsuit BEAUMONT – On Wednesday, April 13, Judge Wortham of the 136th Judicial District of Jefferson County Texas entered judgment on a $2.78 million verdict in favor of a Labelle resident for injuries she sustained after being involved in a car accident at the intersection of Hildebrandt and FM 365 in Labelle, Texas. On October 16, 2018, the Labelle resident was driving back home from school when she reached the Hildebrandt and FM...

Student Photographers Works to be Displayed in Provost Umphrey Offices
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Port Neches Students Photographs will be hung on the walls of the firm’s new offices Two Port Neches-Groves High School students were honored with an award for their photographed works that will be displayed in Provost Umphrey Law Firm’s new office. The works by students, Emily Mire and J’Dynee Illa-Postel, depict the Jefferson County Courthouse and Federal Courthouse respectively. “We knew we wanted to fill these walls with artwork that was meaningful to our firm,” says Matthew Matheny,...

Provost Umphrey Law Firm Unveils Portrait of Founder in New Edison Plaza Offices
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Native Texan artist commissioned for painting of Texas legal legend  Tuesday, May 24, Provost Umphrey law firm unveiled a newly completed portrait of firm founder Walter Umphrey as part of the grand opening of the firm’s new offices in the Edison Plaza office tower in downtown Beaumont. The firm commissioned renowned, local artist John Cobb to create the portrait, which is displayed in the Umphrey Conference Room along with memorabilia from the late Mr. Umphrey’s 50-year legal career. “The...