Thompson & Tredennick to Serve on Board for National Spinal Cord Injury Association

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Joel Thompson and Ted Tredennick of the Thompson & Tredennick law firm announce they have been added to the Board of Directors for the National Spinal Cord Injury Association's Houston chapter.

Joel Thompson and Ted Tredennick of the Thompson & Tredennick law firm announce they have been added to the Board of Directors for the National Spinal Cord Injury Association's Houston chapter. The Houston chapter, known as the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, was established at the beginning of December.

“Over the years, I’ve represented many individuals with serious spinal cord injuries. But serving on this Board allows me to do more. Our society is filled with individuals with special needs, who haven’t been injured by a big corporation with deep pockets. Those people need the kind of support and education this organization will offer. A lot of them also need legal representation too, simply because they are constantly mistreated, not only by insurance companies, but others who have made a hollow commitment to conduct their business in a non-discriminatory manner,” states Thompson & Tredennick Partner Joel Thompson.

Ted Tredennick adds, “Since my injury, I’ve been able to bring a unique perspective to representing people with spinal cord injuries. I know what they’re going through, I know what they fear, and I know what they need. I’ve followed the work of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association for some time. They do a fantastic job in a number of different areas, and the creation of a local chapter here in southeast Texas will serve as a great benefit for those suffering from a spinal cord injury.”

Joel Thompson formed the inaugural board of directors for the NSCIA, alongside his law partner Ted Tredennick and Jeff Berliner, head of the spinal cord injury unit at the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research. Joel Thompson attended Baylor University and is a practicing trial lawyer in Houston who represents victims of catastrophes, car accidents and workplace injuries.    

Ted Tredennick was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Tredennick suffers from paralysis and a spinal cord injury after he developed a rare neurological disorder in 1997 from a dirt bike injury and is confined to a wheelchair. Tredennick was hired as an Executive Director for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Prior to becoming a founding partner of Thompson & Tredennick, he established his career as a full-time teacher, where upon he recognized his interest in law and began pursuing a degree at the University of Houston Law Center. After receiving his Juris Doctorate in 2008, Tredennick left teaching and began working at the Moulton and Meyer law firm. Shortly after, Tredennick became the Vice President and General Counsel Member of Doliver Capital Advisors.

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association is a non-profit, disability rights and advocacy organization under the United Spinal Association. Founded in 1946 by a group of paralyzed WWII veterans, the United Spinal Association acts as a parent company to approximately 15 other non-profit organizations. The association specializes in wheelchair repairs, accessibility issues for individuals confined to wheelchairs, and travel and transportation services for individuals requiring handicap accommodations. The goal of the NSCIA is to empower individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders and provide them advocacy and peer support groups.

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