Bryan O. Blevins, Jr., a native of Lufkin, Texas, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 1987. He earned his law degree from the Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas in 1990. While attending Baylor, he was a merit scholar; a member of various Moot and Mock Court Teams and the National Order of Barristers.
Mr. Blevins joined Provost Umphrey in 1990, specializing in personal injury law and becoming a firm equity partner in 1997. Over the last thirty years, Bryan has prepared, tried and appealed numerous personal injury and civil litigation matters, including toxic tort, defective products, industrial negligence and contract actions. He earned his board certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1995.
Bryan was Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year in 2005 and been recognized by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer since its inception. On behalf of Provost Umphrey and its many clients, Mr. Blevins currently serves on the Texas Asbestos MDL Liaison Committee; the Trust Advisory Committee (TAC) for the JT Thorpe, ShookFletcher, Asarco, AC&S, Kaiser Silica, APG Silica and DII Silica Trusts; the Creditors Committees for Pittsburgh Corning (asbestos) and as the asbestos liaison to the Texas Legislature for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Within the firm, Bryan serves as administrator, trial coordinator and litigator for its asbestos department including direct coordination of over 10,000 cases and assists with the administration and strategic planning of other mass tort dockets.
Outside the firm, Bryan's first priority is his family closely followed by his commitment to Wesley United Methodist Church, Legacy Christian Academy and The Walk to Emmaus community.
Debra Felps 409-838-8858, email@example.com
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
Physician/Hospital – Prompt Pay Litigation
Negotiation and Administration – Mass Torts
Certified Legal Specialties
Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas - 1990
Honors: Merit Scholar
Honors: National Order of Barristers
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
B.A. - 1987
Asbestos and the Civil Justice System
The Effects of Tort Reform on Civil Litigation
Honors and Awards
Best Lawyers® in America, US News, 2013 - 2021
"Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® in America, U.S. News, for Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions, 2020
Southeast Texas "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation, Best Lawyers® in America, US News, 2014, 2016
Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters Business, 2003 - 2020
Member, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
Martindale Hubbell: "AV" Rated
Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year, 2005
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Texas
Jefferson County Bar Association
Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Fellowship Member
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2015
Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
Port Arthur Bar Association
Pro Bono Activities
Wesley United Methodist Church
Legacy Christian Academy
The Walk to Emmaus Community
Bryan Blevins Prompt Pay Testimony
SB 491 Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries.Watch TTLA President Bryan Blevins testify here.
HB 1492 Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries. Watch TTLA President Bryan Blevins testify here.