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Provost Umphrey Law Firm
Beaumont, TX, Sept. 6, 2012 - James E. Payne, senior equity partner with
Provost Umphrey Law Firm, is among
The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
A board-certified personal injury attorney,
Payne has worked at Provost & Umphrey since 1995. He was certified in
Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1999. The National Board of Trial Advocacy certified him in 2001 as a Certified Civil Trial Advocate and in 2012 as a Pretrial Practice Advocate. In 2003-2012, 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 (currently serving as Grand Sire/National President). He 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. He authored a book, "I am Healed, But I am Still Sick?"
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because 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.
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