Zo Onyeise joined Baron & Budd’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Group in 2018. She represents individuals who have been harmed by dangerous prescription drugs and defective medical devices. In this capacity, Ms. Onyeise is answering a call to live her life in service to others, following in the footsteps of her parents, who used what they had to serve those around them.
Zo Onyeise was born in Lagos, Nigeria. When her father was transferred to the United States for work in 1997, the family immigrated to Kansas and eventually settled in Houston, Texas. Ms. Onyeise was just six years old at the time.
From the very start, her parents made it their personal mission to devote a portion of their income to help uplift neglected areas of Nigeria, by funding the installation of piping for water and wiring for electricity.
For the next fifteen years, Zo Onyeise watched as her father traveled back and forth between Texas and Nigeria, overseeing the funding and construction of roads and, more recently, schools.
Following her graduation from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in public relations, Ms. Onyeise served as the Marketing Associate for Habitat of Humanity of San Antonio. It was there, as she helped to raise awareness and funds to provide housing for underserved sectors of the San Antonio community, that her love of public service was galvanized into a call to action that led her to choose a career in law.
Zo Onyeise earned her Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M School of Law, where she served as President of Phi Delta Phi, a Legal Honor Society, and on the board of the Black Law Students Association. In law school, Ms. Onyeise competed in a number of regional and national mock trial competitions, earning several advocacy awards and national acclaim. Upon graduation, Ms. Onyeise was one of only ten students inducted into The Order of Barristers, a national honor society which recognizes superior oral and written advocacy skills.
Prior to joining Baron & Budd, PC, Ms. Onyeise served as a judicial intern for the Honorable David L. Horan, Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, She also interned for the Honorable Martin J. Hoffman of the 68th Dallas Civil District Court, and worked at a Dallas-based plaintiffs’ personal injury firm where she gained significant experience fighting for injured clients in a variety of cases, including commercial trucking wrecks, workplace injuries, medical malpractice claims, wrongful death claims and premises liability claims. She subsequently found that the compassionate philosophy at Baron & Budd dovetailed perfectly with her own call to be of service to others.
Ms. Onyeise is an active member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, where she serves on the Lawyers Promoting Diversity committee. In addition to playtime with her mini Australian Shepherd, Mika, and spending time with her parents and three siblings, Zo Onyeise fills her free hours by carrying on her parents’ legacy, planning regular trips to Nigeria to build on the groundwork of philanthropy that her family began.
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