In 1918, Beeman Strong became a judge on the Texas Commission of Appeals, which was the forerunner of today’s Texas Supreme Court. In the 1920s, he became General Counsel of the Yount-Lee Oil Company headquartered in Beaumont, Texas. In 1935, the Yount-Lee Oil Company was purchased and merged into the Stanolind Oil Company.
As the Yount-Lee Oil Company was dissolved, Beeman decided to enter private practice in Southeast Texas and partnered with his son, Ewell, and A. D. Moore to form the law firm of Strong Moore & Strong. With a wealth of oil company legal experience, the firm quickly established itself as a valuable resource in the oil industry and for growing companies in Southeast Texas.
In 1954, longtime Beaumont attorney Charles Pipkin joined the firm, and the Strong Pipkin name was born. Eighty-five years later, Strong Pipkin has withstood the test of time, having prospered during ten different decades.
While the start to the current decade has been challenging, Strong Pipkin will weather this storm, as it has many others, to remain a trusted destination for legal excellence of its local, regional, national, and international corporate and individual clients.