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Joseph O. Onwuteaka

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2010

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details

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Joseph Onwuteaka Attorney at Law
I was born in Nigeria before migrating to the United States as a young boy. My parents instilled in me the deep-rooted principals of hard work, high standards, and integrity. The concepts of legislation promoted a love for the law that would be the inspiration for my life’s work. I had absolutely no idea how many lives I would touch and people I would affect by taking this path. I was only doing what I had always been taught to do, and that was to follow my dreams, do what’s right, and stand up for other people who may not be able to stand up for themselves.

EDUCATION
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree at the Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University, where I graduated Cum Laude in 1981. I went on to earn my Master of Business Administration at Texas Southern University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1983. From there I took law school by storm and studied at the Thurgood School of Law. I earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence and graduated Cum Laude in the class of 1986 before also becoming a certified public accountant. It was also in 1986 that I was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. I went on to be admitted to the US Tax Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court, among others. I have also earned the title of Enrolled Agent to the Internal Revenue Service.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Just a few years after being admitted to the bar, I soon won the landmark case of Carter v. Allstate Insurance Company, where the Court of Appeals held that an oral pre-suit agreement between an injured party and an insurance company is enforceable. I then went on to earn the Top 100 jury verdicts of 2004, winning a $28 Million jury verdict in the 36th District Court for corporate fraud and shareholder oppression. Single-handedly I won the largest jury verdict in San Patricio, County, Texas earning me this title. I have also earned a Diploma in Trial Advocacy Skills by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Additionally, I have earned a James Douglas Moot Court Competition Award.

COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
I also hold many community and professional memberships, each of which remains near and dear to my heart. I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Elite Lawyers of America, Lawyers of Distinction, and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. I have been a long-standing member in good faith of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Attorneys and CPA’s.

"When you walk into my office with a problem, I'll do everything I can to help you solve it."
THE LAW OFFICE OF JOSEPH ONWUTEAKA, P.C.
I built an incredibly successful practice right in the heart of Houston, Texas, where I helped thousands of clients gain some sort of justice and restitution for their damages. I have been practicing law for more than three decades now and have a reputation that precedes me everywhere I go. I take an aggressive approach to multiple areas of law because I value what I have worked so hard to build. My passion is standing up for the rights of others. That is why every single case gets individual, expert attention, and guidance from start to finish because that’s the way it should be. I treat each of my clients with the respect that they deserve, and I work hard for every one of them. I run my practice with a transparency that is apparent and comforting to every client that comes through the door. My clients come in for a consultation and leave with strong, zealous representation.

I have spent more than three decades learning the laws specific to the state of Texas and many different specialty practice areas. I take great pride in the service I provide to my clients and takes each one of them very seriously. I enjoy practicing law and staying up to date on the ever-changing statutes that govern my practice. My belief is that everyone deserves a fair shake and deserves restitution if they have been wronged. I've learned many practices for successfully navigating the litigation system and I enjoy putting them to work for my clients. My integrity is apparent and my motives are honest.

I enjoy playing tennis but do not get to play as much as I would like. I spend most of my time and energy on my practice and my clients because that is where my passion is. Over three decades of experience has given me the personal touch and the expertise to fight fiercely and consistently for my clients and their best interests. My tenacious approach allows the fortitude to navigate the litigation process on a level that is unmatched.

Location

Joseph O. Onwuteaka
8323 Southwest Fwy Ste 650
Houston, TX, 77074-1624

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Posted by Karen | May 17, 2021
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Proved to be reliable and professional
I contacted the attorney in 2018 due to a personal injury I sustained in a well known super market. Mr. Onewetaka accepted my case on contingency and I received the best care from good doctors. The attorney was always responsive even if the response was short and to the point. He never not one time did not respond to anything I asked. Nor did he give me any unrealistic expectation. He is very professional. I am a paralegal and I am naturally not trusting of any attorney when it comes to personal injury and the final settlement. He is honest than most. In all I am pleased with the outcome and so glad it was handle professionally. And even more glad I chose this attorney. I would definitely recommend Mr. Onewetaka for any legal service he provides. Also his paralegal is just as professional and courteous. I was aware of the disciplinary action regarding this attorney when I hired him. But I trusted my instincts after I spoke with him and I was right. He proved to be a very reliable attorney
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010.

Partially Probated Suspension issued in TX, 2010
updated on 03/21/2011

Partially Probated Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When the attorney returns to practice, he or she will be on probation, meaning the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Public Reprimand issued in TX, 2008
updated on 03/21/2011

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Fully Probated Suspension issued in TX, 2007
updated on 06/04/2007

Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

Fully Probated Suspension issued in TX, 2007
updated on 06/04/2007

Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Joseph Onwuteaka
  • 2015 - Present
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Alabama AandM University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1983
  • Alabama AandM University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
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  • State Bar of Texas
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  • American Bar Association
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
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  • Elite Lawyers of America
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  • Lawyers of Distinction
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  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
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  • Association of Attorneys and CPA’s
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Court Competition Award
  • James Douglas Moot
  • 1989

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Houston Personal injury Lawyer Joseph O. Onwuteaka
Joseph O. Onwuteaka
Personal injury Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 38 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details