September 10, 2013 BEAUMONT, TX: Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., attorney
James E. Payne has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers 2013 listing of the state's top lawyers in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff General. This prestigious list only includes five percent of lawyers in the state.
James Payne is a board-certified personal injury attorney who has worked at Provost*Umphrey since 1995. Payne 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. He recently became a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Best Lawyers recently named James Payne as being among the best lawyers in America in the practice of personal injury litigation. Best Lawyers also named Payne as the 2014 southeast Texas lawyer of the year for personal injury litigation.
James 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). 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.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Based on nominations from more than 70,000 attorneys across Texas, the annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
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. Provost Umphrey is
Working Lawyers for Hard Working People.