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attorney Joseph Onwuteaka

Joseph Onwuteaka

  • Attorney at Law


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Tax Law
  • Divorce
  • Legal Malpractice


Mr. Onwuteaka, who is a licensed attorney and a Certified Public Accountant, leads the firm.  He received his doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Thurgood Marshall Law School in 1986.  His formal education also includes an MBA from Texas Southern University and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Alabama A & M University. 

The firm is also staffed with at least one Associate Attorney and three (3) 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 several 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).


  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1986
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1981
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Accounting
  • Texas Southern University
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration - 1983
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association of Attorneys - CPA's
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Elite Lawyers of America, Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Member
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Member
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Past Positions

  • Szabo, Tenneco Oil Company, Accountant

Representative Cases

  • Carter v. Allstate Insurance Co., 962 S.W. 2d 268, 1998, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.], 1998046304

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant