Mr. Onwuteaka, who is a licensed attorney and a Certified Public Accountant, leads the firm. He received his doctor of Jurisprudence (Cum Laude) degree from Thurgood Marshall Law School in 1986. His formal education also includes an MBA (Cum Laude) from Texas Southern University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting (Cum Laude) from Alabama A & M University.
The firm is also staffed with at least one Associate Attorney and two (2) Legal Assistants. Prior to establishing his firm, Onwuteaka was employed with Szabo, Tenneco Oil Company as an accountant.
He is licensed to practice law in all State of Texas courts, the United States Southern District of Texas Federal Courts, United States Tax Courts, and United States Court of Appeals. Joseph Onwuteaka has also won severeal Texas Appellate Court cases that have made law at least in Texas, including the Landmark case of Carter v. Allstate Insurance Co., 962 S.W. 2d 268 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1998)
Notable Jury Verdicts Include:
- $28,000,000.00 — Fraud
Michael Gibney, etal v. Roy Culver, etal, 36th District Court, San Patricio County, Texas 2004
- $560,000.00 — Legal Malpractice
Wanda Cook v. Joe R. Blackburn, 55th District Court, Harris County, Texas 2005
- $4,000,000.00 — Malice, Oppression, and Fraud — Shareholders
Michael Gibney, etal v. Roy Culver, JR., etal , 36th District Court, San Patricio County, Texas 2005
- American Bar Association
- Texas State board of Public Accountancy
- State Bar of Texas
- Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum