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Provost Umphrey Attorney James Payne Among 2012 Texas’ Best Lawyers Says Best Lawyers in America

Contact: Miranda Sevcik 713-515-9729
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April 19, 2012, BEAUMONT, TX - The Best Lawyers in America® have announced the peers of James Payne, of Provost Umphrey, L.L.P., have selected him for inclusion in their 2012 publication.

James Payne is a board-certified personal injury attorney who has worked at Provost & Umphrey since 1995. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization certified James Payne in Personal Injury Trial Law 1999. The National Board of Trial Advocacy certified him in 2001 as a Certified Civil Trial Advocate. In 2003-2011, James Payne was selected for Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, which represents only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. He recently became a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Payne is very active in several social and civic organizations, he is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Payne developed the nationally recognized Buy 90 Campaign which was designed to economically empower the African American community in Southeast Texas. Payne is highly sought after as a motivational speaker by many organizations, schools and churches. James Payne recently wrote a book, "I am Healed, But I am Still Sick?"

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

For more than forty years, Provost Umphrey's mission has remained to seek justice for those suffering from a personal injury, wrongful death or other legal wrong across Texas and nationwide through their lawyers in Beaumont and Houston, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee.

Contact Miranda Sevcik
(713) 515-9729