Bryan Blevins Named Baylor's Young Lawyer of the Year

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Applauded by his wife, Shelley, Beaumont attorney Bryan Blevins, right, receives the Baylor Young Lawyer Award from Dean Brad Toben.
June 16, 2006

Beaumont attorney Bryan O. Blevins Jr. has been honored as the 2006 Baylor University Young Lawyer of the Year. Blevins received the award at the annual reception of the Baylor Law Alumni Association, held June 15 in Austin during the State Bar of Texas Convention.

The Young Lawyer of the Year Award was created in 1995 to recognize an outstanding graduate 40 or younger who has brought honor and distinction to Baylor Law School and to the legal profession. Recipients of the award are selected by the Baylor Law Alumni Association.

Blevins, a 1990 Baylor Law School graduate, is a partner in the Provost*Umphrey Law Firm L.L.P. in Beaumont. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University in 1987. He and his wife, Shelley, have three children, Kate, Emily and Chase. They are members of Wesley United Methodist Church, Beaumont, where Blevins has held membership of several church committees and programs. He also is active in various civic activities, including the Cathedral Christian School and the Beaumont Country Club.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Jefferson County Bar Association, the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association, the Port Arthur Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit. In demand as a speaker at various judicial and litigation conferences, Blevins also has testified before Senate and House judiciary committees and the Texas Senate's economic development committee. For three successive years, he has been named a "Texas Super Lawyer."

As a student at Baylor Law School, Blevins was a member of the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society and the Order of Barristers. In the law school advocacy program, he was named best oral advocate in the 1988 fall competition and he received the advocate award at the Jessup International Law contest held that year. He also was a member of Baylor Law's National Mock Trial team and National Moot Court team.

Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben, who presented the award, said Blevins had distinguished himself through his outstanding dedication to the legal profession, to his community, and to Baylor Law School. He said his accomplishments in the legal profession and his service with professional and civic organizations had brought great credit and distinction to the law school. The surprise presentation was watched by numerous Baylor law alumni and friends of Baylor Law School who attended the reception at the Hilton Hotel in Austin.

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