Provost Umphrey Law Firm News

Petition seeks man’s chemical exposure history, possible benzene suit against Chevron to follow

By David Yates | Mar 7, 2019

BEAUMONT - A petition is seeking a man’s chemical exposure history to benzene, which was allegedly manufactured and sold by Chevron.

Chevron USA hit with asbestos suit, Provost Umphrey representing plaintiffs

By David Yates | Feb 21, 2019

BEAUMONT – The family of Jimmy Thomas Jr. have filed an asbestos suit against Chevron USA.

Paul ‘Chip’ Ferguson tries again for pizza dough

By The Record | Feb 11, 2019

Some people are monomaniacal about food. With Paul Ferguson, it’s pizza – or pizza restaurant chains.

Discovery issues crop up in burning vape suit, plaintiff seeks more than $1M in damages

By David Yates | Jan 31, 2019

BEAUMONT – Discovery issues have manifested in a lawsuit brought over a vaporizer that allegedly caught fire while in a man’s pocket.

Ferguson Law a stand out in 2018 among Beaumont firms

By David Yates | Jan 18, 2019

BEAUMONT – From working on cases with his wife and son, to handling multi-million dollar litigation with his notable partners – Paul “Chip” Ferguson has built his law firm into an “effective and formidable” force in the past four years.

Provost Umphrey fulfills Christmas wishes of children facing life-threatening illnesses

By David Yates | Dec 17, 2018

BEAUMONT, Texas – Trial law firm Provost Umphrey L.L.P. will help bring extra Christmas cheer to teens and young children facing life-threatening illnesses as the firm hosts Santa on Dec. 19 for a special gift delivery.

Provost Umphrey, James Payne hit with $1M legal malpractice suit

By David Yates | Dec 3, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Provost Umphrey Law Firm and equity partner James Payne have been hit with a legal malpractice lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages.

Democrat nominee promises to follow in Judge Floyd’s footsteps

By The Record | Oct 16, 2018

“‘Heart Of My Heart,’ I love that melody!” That’s the song Jefferson County trial lawyers are singing now. Only it’s Melody with a capital M, as in Melody Chappell, the Democrat nominee to replace retiring 172nd District Court Judge Donald Floyd in next month’s election.

With Bradley out, JC trial lawyers throw financial support behind Chappell in race to replace Judge Floyd

By David Yates | Oct 10, 2018

BEAUMONT – With their fellow plaintiff’s attorney out, Jefferson County trial lawyers are now throwing their financial support behind Melody Chappell in the race to replace Judge Donald Floyd of the 172nd District Court.

Provost Umphrey lawyer working with storm attorney named in barratry scheme, dozens of insurers sued by father-son duo

By David Yates | Aug 22, 2018

BEAUMONT – While a father-son attorney duo isn’t particularly remarkable, a court records search shows that a Provost Umphrey lawyer has worked with his son, whose name was previously mentioned in a barratry scheme, on dozens of storm lawsuits throughout Texas.

Boeing faces lawsuit in response to fatal Texas Nat'l Guard helicopter crash

By John Suayan | Aug 13, 2018

GALVESTON – The Boeing Co. is facing a lawsuit in response to a late 2016 helicopter crash in Galveston Bay that claimed the lives of two Texas Army National Guard chief warrant officers.

Provost Umphrey throws financial support behind Chappell in race to replace Judge Floyd

By David Yates | Aug 8, 2018

BEAUMONT – Throughout the years, the Provost Umphrey Law Firm has generously backed Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, come election time.

Phillips 66 worker allegedly exposed to asbestos in '50s, estate files lawsuit

By David Yates | Jun 19, 2018

BEAUMONT – From 1955 to 1979, the late Gerald Sullivan worked at Phillips Petroleum at its Borger facility, where he was allegedly exposed to asbestos.

Provost Umphrey opposes arbitration, except when it doesn't

By The Record | May 8, 2018

You can't blame plumbers for not liking drain cleaners. The handy, easy-to-use household product doesn't make plumbers superfluous, but it does reduce the need for their services.

Lawsuit: Provost Umphrey ‘hypocrisy’ for forcing employees into arbitration ‘shocks the conscious’

By David Yates | May 1, 2018

BEAUMONT – Although a Provost Umphrey equity partner apparently has no issue lecturing others on the “unfairness” of arbitration, he does, however, take issue with firm employees not wanting to arbitrate disputes, a recent lawsuit asserts.

Mark Sparks joins Ferguson Law as firm’s newest partner

By David Yates | Feb 22, 2018

BEAUMONT – The Ferguson Law Firm has just added “one of the best lawyers you’ll find anywhere,” firm founder Paul “Chip” Ferguson recently announced.

Wrongful death case against Newpark settles for $1.75M, Provost Umphrey cut around $600K

By David Yates | Feb 7, 2018

BEAUMONT – A district judge has been tasked to approve how a $1.75 million settlement in a wrongful death case is divvied up between the plaintiff, her attorneys, and a workers’ compensation carrier.

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen patron claims greasy floor caused fall

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 22, 2017

BEAUMONT – A Port Arthur woman alleges she sustained injuries to her face, mouth and knee in a fall at a restaurant in the city.

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