Trial Advocate membership (the highest level of membership) in ABOTA is limited to those few lawyers who have tried at least 50 civil jury trials and who have demonstrated high personal character and an honorable reputation. While numerous lawyers apply for membership each year, only a handful are selected.
AZA is proud to announce the hiring of Michael Murphy, a 2005 Harvard Law School graduate. Mr. Murphy was formerly associated with the Firm of Vinson & Elkins. His primary area of focus will be complex commercial litigation.
Three months prior to the scheduled trial date, the Firm was retained by A&B Valve and Supply (“A&B”) to act as lead trial counsel in a $30 million “bet the company” trade secret case brought against A&B by National Oilwell Varco (“NOV”). Prior to the Firm being hired, NOV had obtained a temporary injunction against […]
On March 3, 2008, Todd Mensing and Scott Upchurch obtained a unanimous defense verdict in favor of the owners of the Lancaster Hotel in Harris County District Court before the Honorable Tony Lindsay. The trial involved a commercial real estate dispute. The Plaintiffs, Houston restauranteur Jean Soussan and his company, Al Mamounia, Inc., alleged that […]