BEAUMONT, Texas, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Litigation Benchmark Plaintiff, the definitive guide to America's leading plaintiff litigation firms and attorneys, has listed Provost Umphrey Law Firm as a leading Texas law firm in Personal Injury, Product Liability and Insurance practice areas.
The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period. Researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients, examine the firm's recent casework and ask sources for professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national practice areas.
Litigation Benchmark Plaintiff also selected Founding Partner Walter Umphrey and Senior Equity Partner Paul "Chip" Ferguson as "Local Litigation Stars" for the Southeast Texas Area. Umphrey was chosen in the areas of Employment/Labor and Personal Injury. Ferguson stood out in the Personal Injury and Product Liability practice areas.
The list of "local litigation stars" for each state reflects only those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers.
Walter Umphrey has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2003. He has received prestigious professional awards, including earning the AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, and recognition as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and one of The Best Lawyers in America® from 2003-2014.
In 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 2012, Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America announced the naming of the 15th Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship in Umphrey's honor.
A board-certified personal injury trial lawyer, Chip Ferguson has specialized in personal injury and products liability cases throughout his legal career. He has litigated cases across the United States, including industrial accidents, automobile collisions, 18-wheeler liability, automotive products liability, commercial products liability, asbestos and other toxic torts and general negligence cases.
Ferguson has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2003. He has received additional professional awards, including being recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in 2014, and being named southeast Texas Lawyer of the Year for commercial litigation by Best Lawyers. Ferguson has earned Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent® rating, and was named a 2012 Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys.
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, Little Rock, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee. Provost Umphrey - Working Lawyers for Hard Working People.
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