Nneka Uzodinma

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Helping others navigate the law continues to be one of my greatest honors. I practice with the idea that there is always a middle ground to come to. Ultimately, if we can’t agree, the “12” or the “6” will provide an answer.

(832) 220-3557

Nneka is a native Houstonian who practices primarily in the areas of insurance and civil litigation.  Her practice focuses predominantly on first and third-party insurance disputes. Additionally, Nneka has experience handling condominium association law and negligence security matters.


Nneka’s legal career began 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. 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.

Representative Matters:

  • Successfully represented her client in a personal injury matter obtaining a no negligence verdict in Jefferson County Texas.
  • Successfully defended her client in a personal injury matter from claims in excess of $2 million with a resulting verdict of less than $39,000.
  • Successfully defended a marble contractor in a personal injury matter where claims were in excess of $500,000 with a resulting verdict of less than $8,000.00.

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


  • 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


  • 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