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Nneka B. Uzodinma

Attourney

Houston, TX

Nneka started her legal career as a prosecutor working for the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office. She handled the prosecution of various crimes including armed robberies, sex-crime cases, career criminals, drug trafficking and carjacking. She also assisted law enforcement in the investigation and subsequent prosecution of complex insurance and general fraud cases.

Prior to joining Preis PLC, Nneka worked at one of the nation's largest law firms devoted to civil defense litigation handling casualty matters for various insurance companies. Nneka has successfully represented a multitude of clients involved a range of casualty matters for over 14 years. She has tried a large number of cases to verdict, be it in front judges or juries both in Texas and in Florida.

  • Practice Areas
    • Casualty Litigation and Coverage
    • Insurance Coverage, Litigation and Recovery
    • Property Litigation
    • Premises Liability
    • Products Liability
    • Negligent Security
    • Special Investigations Unit/IF Litigation
  • Education
    • University of Miami, School of Law- Juris Doctorate- 2007
    • University of Houston, Main Campus – Bachelor of Science, 2000
  • Bar Admissions
    • Texas
    • Florida
  • Court Admissions
    • All Texas State Courts
    • All florida State Courts
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Experience
    • Tony Jackson et al. v. Andy Etheridge; Cause No. A-0199230 Fifty-Eighth District Court of Jefferson County Texas; Judge W. Kent Walston presiding; In defense of Andy Etheridge, February 2020; No negligence verdict
    • Nicki Zich v. Ellen Parker; Cause No. 50-2017-CA-013238 Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit; Judge James Nutt presiding; In defense of Ellen Parker, April 2019; Plaintiff verdict $38,738.00 (Plaintiff sought approximately $2 million in damages)
    • Candelaria Andres v. Tile & Marble Works, Inc., Antonino Colombo Scavo, and Aaron Arden Laszlo; Cause No. 50-2017-CA-012738 Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit; Judge Scott R. Kerner presiding; In defense of Tile & Marble Works Corporation, Antonino Colombo Scavo (Principal/Owner), and Aaron Arden Laszlo (Individually), February 2019; Plaintiff verdict $7,033.36 (Plaintiff sought approximately $500,000 in damages)
  • Publications and Presentations
    Nneka Uzodinma (co-author)- 10 Commandments for Insurers Responding to Florida PIP Demand Letters, Claims Journal (2016), http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2016/02/24/269035.htm
  • Professional and Community Affiliations
    • STATE BAR OF TEXAS
    • HOUSTON BAR ASSOCIATION
    • Houston Association of Women Attorneys
    • University of Miami School of Law, Past Law Alumni Director-At Large
    • League of Prosecutors
    • National Black Prosecutors Association
    • Broward County Women Lawyer’s Association
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Mentor