Provost Umphrey Law Firm News

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.

Widow brings benzene lawsuit against Chevron, Texaco

By David Yates | Nov 9, 2017

BEAUMONT – A widow recently filed a benzene lawsuit against Chevron USA and Texaco.

Outback Steakhouse customer sues after fall

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 26, 2017

BEAUMONT — A customer is suing the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries in one of the restaurants.

Chevron USA, plaintiff bring motion for dismissal in asbestos lawsuit

By David Yates | Oct 23, 2017

BEAUMONT – Chevron USA and the plaintiff that sued the company recently filed a joint motion for dismissal in an asbestos lawsuit brought in Jefferson County District Court.

Joint motion for dismissal filed in asbestos lawsuit

By David Yates | Oct 23, 2017

BEAUMONT – A joint motion for dismissal was recently filed in an asbestos lawsuit filed in Jefferson County District Court.

Parents, Hampshire Fannet High School student allege coaches' squat jump punishment caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 18, 2017

BEAUMONT – Three high school coaches are accused of using excessive exercise as punishment and causing injuries to a student athlete.

Texaco, Chevron USA hit with wrongful death, asbestosis lawsuit

By David Yates | Oct 3, 2017

BEAUMONT – Both Texaco and Chevron USA have been named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging wrongful death because of asbestos exposure.

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