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Texas Lawyer Magazine Again Names AZA Litigation Department of the Year

HOUSTON – AZA was once again named by Texas Lawyer magazine as the best boutique-sized litigation department in Texas. The firm won the title Litigation Department of the Year in 2015 and won a specialty practice award from the magazine in 2017. AZA won the 2019 Litigation Department of the Year award for firms with […]

International IP Guide Honors AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms for Fifth Year in a Row

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is recommended as one of the top patent litigation firms in Texas by London-based intellectual property publisher IAM for the fifth consecutive year. “AZA is a firm of top-notch patent litigators who excel at trial work – when they get up to handle witnesses […]

AZA Again Ranked Among Top 10 Houston Intellectual Property Law Firms for 2019

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is again on the Houston Business Journal’s list of leading Houston intellectual property law firms. The HBJ law guide article, 2019 largest Houston-area intellectual property law firms, reports that AZA ranks seventh. AZA has 16 lawyers in its IP stable, including experienced trial lawyers […]

Barratry Suit Over Deepwater Horizon Spill Victims Dismissed

HOUSTON – A Harris County district judge has granted a motion for summary judgment that dismissed the last plaintiffs from a barratry case filed two years ago against several Houston lawyers accused of improperly soliciting victims of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. That means the lawsuit is finally gone, […]

AZA Hosts 1st Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner for Friends and Family

HOUSTON – The litigation boutique AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Alavi, & Mensing P.C., held its 1st Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner May 21 for friends and family at the firm’s downtown Houston offices. Iftar is the evening meal Muslims enjoy as they end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. Though many law firms celebrate Christian holidays, […]

AZA Associate Neal Sarkar Wins 2019 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas Award

HOUSTON – The Texas Young Lawyers Association has selected AZA commercial litigator Neal Sarkar as Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas for 2019. Mr. Sarkar will be presented the award in June at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Austin. Each year the young lawyer’s organization honors one top attorney for professional proficiency and […]

AZA Co-Founder Joe Ahmad Honored by the South Asian Bar Association

HOUSTON – Joe Ahmad, partner and co-founder of AZA, was honored with a Distinguished Member Award at the South Asian Bar Association of Houston’s 2019 gala. He was honored for his distinguished career at the groups’ annual charity gala May 11 at the St. Regis Hotel. Mr. Ahmad is known for his courtroom prowess, his […]

Prestigious Chambers USA Ranks AZA Among Top Texas Commercial Litigation Firms Sixth Year In A Row

HOUSTON – For the sixth year, Houston trial law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been named among Texas’ top general commercial litigation firms in the Chambers USA guide, with four of the firm lawyers recognized individually for their legal prowess. AZA lawyers were described in the 2019 edition as […]

AZA Associate Neal Sarkar Named 2019 Outstanding Young Lawyer in Houston

HOUSTON – AZA commercial litigator Neal Sarkar has been selected as the 2019 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Houston Young Lawyers Association, a decades-old organization known for its community involvement and leadership. Each year the Outstanding Young Lawyer award recognizes an attorney in the Greater Houston area who best demonstrates professional proficiency, service to the […]

Former AZA Partner Fletcher Featured on Cover of National Lawyers Magazine

HOUSTON – Former AZA partner Lizzie Fletcher, now a U.S. Congresswoman from Texas’ 7th District, was featured on the cover of the Spring 2019 edition of Best Lawyers’ Business Edition in a story about her path from litigator to legislator. In the article “In-House Counsel,” Ms. Fletcher discussed her career move from Big Law to […]

AZA Associates Win Take-Nothing Judgment Plus Legal Fees in Settlement Funding Dispute

HOUSTON – Associates at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C, or AZA, won a case against the largest U.S. purchaser of structured settlements, securing a take-nothing judgment plus $629,000 in legal fees for their defendant client. The 10-year-old case was whittled down to a bench trial over the attorneys’ fees structured settlement giant Peachtree […]

Houston Bar Magazine Publishes Story on AZA’s John Zavitsanos and Greek Heritage

HOUSTON – With the headline “It’s All Greek To Him,” The Houston Lawyer magazine featured a story on AZA founding partner John Zavitsanos’ Greek heritage in its January/February 2019 issue. The story was written by John’s longtime friend, Houston lawyer Allen Tanner. It chronicles how John was brought to the U.S. from Greece as a […]

Ten AZA Lawyers Earn 2019 Texas Rising Stars Accolades

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., is proud to announce that 10 AZA attorneys have been named to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state’s leading young lawyers. For the third consecutive year, AZA associate Sammy Ford IV was named a “Top 100 Texas Up & Coming” lawyer for […]

AZA Win Over Google in Patent Infringement Dispute Stands

HOUSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused requests from Google LLC to revisit the court’s ruling in a dispute over three spreadsheet patents asserted by Data Engine Technologies LLC, a unit of Acacia Research Corp. In asking that the appellate court reconsider its ruling, Google called the court’s previous decision […]

AZA Again Named Among Best in Nation for Client Service by BTI Consulting

HOUSTON – Houston-based litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been rated among the best in the nation for client service, earning a place on the BTI Client Service A-Team 2019. BTI Consulting Group, which researches client service, bases its power rankings on a survey of Fortune […]

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