(Houston, TX) The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is proud to announce that Edward Festeryga has joined the firm as an Associate. His current legal practice at Abraham Watkins focuses on a wide range of personal injury matters, including catastrophic injuries, commercial motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, plant and refinery explosions, and wrongful death. He is licensed to practice in Texas, Michigan, and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Prior to joining Abraham Watkins, Edward practiced at three other law firms in Houston, where he gained extensive experience in personal injury litigation from both the plaintiffs’ and defense perspective. He has successfully represented clients in a variety of matters ranging from wrongful death and toxic torts to motor vehicle accidents. While a defense attorney, Edward’s practice focused on commercial motor vehicle accidents, catastrophic injuries, toxic torts, and complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court. Despite his success as a defense attorney, Edward knew his passion lay in helping those in need. Since joining the plaintiffs’ bar, his skill and passion for his clients is shown by several notable jury verdicts, including a motor vehicle accident verdict that was ranked on the Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2019 list by TopVerdict.com.
Raised in Ontario, Canada, Edward eschewed scholarship offers to play hockey and attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He graduated with Honors from Queen’s and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Environmental Sciences. While at Queen’s, Edward walked onto the football team, earned Academic-All Canadian honors, Dean’s List distinction, and was a 2009 National Football Champion. Following college, Edward moved to Texas, where he attended the University of Texas School of Law as a Keeton Fellow Scholar. He earned his J.D. in 2016 and has practiced personal injury ever since.
Edward is active in the legal community as a member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, and Texas Trial Lawyers Association and attends St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.