Bryan O. Blevins, Jr.

Provost Umphrey Law Firm L.L.P. (Beaumont)
Provost Umphrey Law Firm L.L.P. (Beaumont)
490 Park Street, Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
BeaumontTX 77701
(409) 838-8858
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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.


Additional Contact

Debra Felps 409-838-8858, dfelps@provostumphrey.com


Year Joined Firm

1990


Areas of Practice

Asbestos Litigation

Physician/Hospital – Prompt Pay Litigation

Negotiation and Administration – Mass Torts


Certified Legal Specialties

Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Bar Admissions

Texas, 1990

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


Education

Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas - 1990

Honors: Merit Scholar

Honors: National Order of Barristers

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

B.A. - 1987

Major: Economics

Major: History


Classes/Seminars

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


Media

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.

  • Past President Bryan Blevins in House Insurance CSHB1774 3-28-17
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