Provost Umphrey Firm receives honor
The Provost«Umphrey Law Firm is being inducted into Texas Lawyer’s inaugural Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame for the 2012 jury verdict in JJJJ Walker LLC vs. First National Bank.
A Harris County State District Court jury awarded a $118,121,454 verdict to six investors that were defrauded by First National Bank of Edinburg, Conroe attorney Eric Yollick and a healthcare management group. Members of the jury found that First National Bank, Eric Yollick and the Merensky Reef Hospital Corporation breached their written agreement and committed fraud when the Defendants wrongfully conspired to take possession of three hospitals purchased by the investor plaintiffs.
Zona Jones of the Provost«Umphrey Law Firm and Mike McCauley of McWhorter, Cobb and Johnson were the co-lead counsel. Plaintiffs were also represented by Tim Pridmore and Andrew Seger of the McWhorter firm, along with Pat Zummo of The Law Offices of Patrick Zummo. Marc Tabolsky and Dori K. Goldberg of Yetter Coleman in Houston also assisted.
Verdict Search and Texas Lawyer took the Top 100 Texas verdicts since 2010 and chose the top decisions in six categories. JJJJ Walker vs. First National Bank won in the “Contracts” category.
The winners in all categories will be honored Nov. 12 in Dallas, at the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame event, sponsored by America Legal Media.
For more than forty 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, Little Rock, Ar., and Nashville, Tn. 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.