September 10, 2013 BEAUMONT, TX: Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., co-founding partner
Walter Umphrey 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.
Walter Umphrey began his career as a prosecuting attorney and ultimately became Chief Felony Prosecutor for the Jefferson County District Attorney's office right out of Baylor Law School. He is currently board-certified in the areas of Personal Injury Trial Law and Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Walter Umphrey has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2003. He has received numerous additional professional awards, including earning the AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, and being recognized as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and one of The Best Lawyers in America® from 2003-2014.
In June 2010 Walter Umphrey was recognized as one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter-century by
Texas Lawyer and one of the top Texas lawyers of the 20th century in the
Texas Lawyer publication "Legal Legends: A Century of Texas Law and Lawyering. In October 2012, Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America announced the naming of the 15
th Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship in honor of Umphrey.
Beyond the practice of law, Walter Umphrey has provided unwavering support to important civic and community causes. He serves as Director of the National Wildlife Association, the LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center and both Texas Regional Bancshares, Inc., and Texas State Bank. Additionally, Umphrey helped build the new Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center on the banks of the Brazos River at Baylor University, which is hailed as a state-of-the-art educational facility.
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.