Edward “Teddy” Festeryga is a lawyer devoted to taking his client’s fight to the courtroom. Since graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 2016, he has become experienced in all aspects of personal injury litigation—including wrongful death cases, toxic torts, and motor vehicle accidents. He knows how insurance companies’ think, and is committed to using that expertise for those in need.

Teddy was raised in a farming community in Ontario, Canada, before attending the prestigious Upper Canada College. Despite scholarship offers to play hockey collegiately, Teddy decided to remain in Canada. He attended Queen’s University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Environmental Sciences, graduating with Honors. While at Queen’s, and with hardly any football experience, Teddy walked onto the football team, earning Academic-All Canadian honors, Dean’s List distinction, and was a 2009 National Champion.

Teddy obtained his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. A Keeton Fellow Scholar, during his time at the School of Law Teddy competed in in mock trial and other intra-scholastic competitions. Thereafter, he returned to Canada to briefly pursue a professional hockey career before returning to Houston.

Before joining the Nielsen Law Firm, Teddy worked as a trial associate with the civil litigation defense firm. Teddy’s experience enables him to understand the strategies and tactics of insurance companies, and, more importantly, how to get the best result for his clients.

Teddy is a champion for injured individuals and their families. His aggressive, straight-forward approach to civil litigation is emblematic of the client-focused practice of the Nielsen Law Firm.

Teddy is licensed to practice in the States of Texas and Michigan, and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, and attends St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2017

Michigan, 2017

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2018


The University of Texas School of Law – Austin, TX

J.D. – 2016

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

B.A. Political Science, (Minor) Environmental Sciences, with Honors – 2013