BEAUMONT, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine lawyers from Provost Umphrey Law Firm have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2015. Walter Umphrey, Bryan Blevins, Jr., Paul "Chip" Ferguson, Edward Fisher, Joe Fisher II, D'Juana Parks, James Payne, Aaryn Giblin and Matthew Matheny were chosen by their peers to be listed in the 21st Edition of Best Lawyers. The nine lawyers chosen have over 50 years of combined listings in The Best Lawyers in America.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Founding partner Walter Umphrey was listed for the twenty-fifth year in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Chip Ferguson and James Payne were both listed for the tenth consecutive year. Payne is listed for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Ferguson for Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs.
Joe Fisher II and Bryan Blevins, Jr. are listed in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Products Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, respectively. Newly listed lawyers include Edward Fisher for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, D'Juana Parks for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Aaryn Giblin for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs and Matthew Matheny for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.
Provost Umphrey and its lawyers are consistently recognized by the legal community as leaders in the practice of law. Over half of the lawyers at the firm, and each of the eight equity partners, are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, an honor given to less than 10% of the lawyers in the State of Texas. As the firm celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2014, the lawyers at Provost Umphrey continue to serve their clients, community and profession through dedication to the civil justice system.
For 45 years, Provost Umphrey's mission has remained to seek justice for those most in need – those who have suffered a personal injury or death due to the wrongful conduct of others. Our attorneys fight for our clients nationwide with offices in Beaumont and Houston, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. Led by Walter Umphrey, Provost Umphrey continues to be one of the most successful trial law firms in the nation by remaining Hard-Working Lawyers for Hard-Working People.
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