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Personal Injury, Business Litigation Law Firm Provost Umphrey Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Friday, February 1, 2019

Founded in 1969, Beaumont-based firm commemorates significant milestone BEAUMONT, Texas – In 2019, nationally recognized trial firm Provost Umphrey celebrates 50 years of pursuing justice for individuals, families and businesses in the courtrooms of Texas and across the nation. “We have been honored to call Beaumont home for the last 50 years and we’re privileged to represent honest people who need help,” said managing partner Joe J. Fisher II. “To be able to mark this milestone is a testament...

Provost Umphrey Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In 1983, Congress passed legislation that designated MLK Day to be a federal holiday and a national day of service. It is considered a “day on, not a day off”. Every MLK Day, Provost Umphrey staff and attorneys volunteer their time to local non-profits and organizations in an effort to move closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community”. Dr. King had a dream of breaking social barriers that would unite a community by empowering individuals, strengthening communities, and creating...

Provost Umphrey Fulfills Christmas Wishes of Children Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Trial law firm Provost Umphrey L.L.P. helps bring extra Christmas cheer to teens and young children facing life-threatening illnesses.As part of its annual Christmas community outreach project, the attorneys and staff at Provost Umphrey fulfilled the Christmas dreams of families with children diagnosed with cancer and other terminal illnesses. Participants were selected after letters were sent to schools in Jefferson County notifying the communities about the project; interested parents then...

Arbitrators’ Award Boosts Asbestos Case Settlement to $178.5 Million for Refinery, Chemical Workers
Monday, December 10, 2018

BEAUMONT, Texas – More than 2,000 refinery and chemical workers and their families in Southeast Texas will be awarded another $140 million for asbestos exposure thanks to an arbitration award and settlement of a nearly 30-year-old legal case. The award, from a three-judge arbitration panel, comes in addition to a previously agreed-upon $38 million settlement in the case, Cimino v. Raymark Industries, which began in 1990. Altogether, a bankruptcy trust will pay $178 million to resolve the claims...

South Carolina Family Settles Lawsuit Over Fire-Related Workplace Death
Monday, November 26, 2018

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – The family of a man who died from severe burns he suffered in 2015 while working at a paper plant in North Charleston has settled the wrongful death suit filed in his case after jury selection in the United States District Court in South Carolina. Terms of the settlement, filed in U.S. District Court Judge David C. Norton’s court, are confidential.Brian Allen, 43, of Summerville, was on a lift at the plant performing welding work above several tanks of solution. The...

Safe Driving Tips for Black Friday
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, people from across the nation are preparing to travel home to celebrate the holiday with their family and loved ones. After everyone has enjoyed their delicious Thanksgiving feast, people usually shop the huge Black Friday sales in preparation for Christmas. According to the Washington Post, about 70% of American adults shopped some of the biggest sales during Black Friday weekend last year. According to a 2015 survey, Black Friday accidents increased by...

Werner Co. Hit with $4.8M Jury Verdict for Defective Ladder
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Jurors have returned a $4.8 million verdict against Greenville, Pennsylvania-based Werner Co., finding the ladder company liable for the faulty design and marketing of an aluminum ladder that collapsed, permanently injuring a Lewisville man.The jury in Denton County District Court determined that the company knew of problems with the Werner Model 354 Type II ladder and was negligent in not warning consumers of the risks when using it. The jury deliberated for a day and a half before reaching...

Provost Umphrey Attorney Mike Hamilton Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The publishers of Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers magazine have named Provost Umphrey attorney W. Michael Hamilton to the 2018 list of top lawyers in the Mid-South, a designation he has earned annually since 2014.Mr. Hamilton heads the Nashville office of Provost Umphrey L.L.P. and 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 include...