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Seattle Jury Awards $19M for Severe Injuries from Defectively Designed Boom Lift
Friday, October 26, 2018

A jury in Washington state awarded a Texas resident $19.19 million for life-altering injuries he suffered after falling 25 feet in an attempt to escape the basket of a defectively designed Genie boom lift. Jurors found Genie Industries Inc., owned by Terex (NYSE: TEX), liable for faulty design and defective operating mechanisms of the trailer-mounted boom lift used by Jason McNeal, 43, of Silsbee, Texas, who was injured. The jury deliberated for a day and a half before returning its verdict in...

Nine Provost Umphrey Attorneys Named Among Best in Texas for 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Beaumont firm’s plaintiff’s attorneys recognized on Texas Super Lawyers list BEAUMONT, Texas – Nine attorneys with Beaumont-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP, have earned recognition in the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers guide published by Thomson Reuters. Firm equity partner Bryan O. Blevins Jr. has been recognized for his work representing plantiffs injured by consumer products. Equity partners Edward D. Fisher, Joe J. Fisher II, D’Juana Parks, James E. Payne and David Philip Wilson made the...

14 Provost Umphrey Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Firm attorneys Chris Kirchmer, J. Keith Hyde earn Lawyer of the Year honors BEAUMONT, Texas – Trial law firm Provost Umphrey, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys have been selected to the Best Lawyers in America for its 2019 edition. Two lawyers were singled out for Lawyer of the Year honors in Beaumont. Chris Kirchmer earned the distinction for his work in class actions and mass tort litigation on behalf of plaintiffs, with additional honors for personal injury and product...

Provost Umphrey’s James Payne Speaks at the 37th Annual MLK Brunch in Port Arthur
Thursday, January 18, 2018

​For the past 37 years, city officials and community leaders have gathered together to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Every year they gather at the Carl Parker Center in Port Arthur to give awards and recognition to those who faithfully serve throughout the community. This year, Provost Umphrey attorney James Payne, was invited to be the keynote speaker for his second time. A Port Arthur native, he was honored to receive the opportunity to speak and said, “I think the community has suffered great repercussions after Hurricane Harvey and the community needs to celebrate, and this is a day we can come together, hold hands and just celebrate the fact that we made it over".