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Nine AZA Lawyers Earn 2020 Texas Rising Stars Accolades 

HOUSTON – AZA is proud to announce that nine of its attorneys have been named to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state’s leading young lawyers.   For the fourth straight year, AZA associate Sammy Ford IV was named a “Top 100 Texas Up & Coming” lawyer for his business litigation skills. Also recognized in the business litigation practice area this […]

John Zavitsanos Earns Recertification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy 

HOUSTON – AZA co-founder John Zavitsanos has been recertified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy after completing a rigorous review process. Mr. Zavitsanos is also board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The state and national certifications are awarded based on a review process that results in only a small percentage of lawyers earning certification. The national trial advocacy board’s screening criteria includes demonstration of substantial trial experience; submission of judicial […]

AZA Beats the Odds for Energy Company in Tragic Oklahoma Explosion  

McALESTER, Okla. – Following three weeks of grisly testimony about a tragic 2018 oil rig explosion that killed five, jurors nevertheless found that AZA client National Oilwell Varco (NOV) was only 10 percent responsible. The jury found other companies that had already settled out of the case for significant amounts were 90 percent at fault.  The devastating accident was the industry’s deadliest since the Deepwater Horizon explosion […]

International ‘Who’s Who Legal’ Honors Demetrios Anaipakos Among Top Litigators in Texas 

HOUSTON – AZA partner Demetrios Anaipakos has again been named by the international publication Who’s Who Legal as one of the top litigators in Texas.  Mr. Anaipakos was included among 18 high-level trial lawyers in Houston honored in the respected publication’s most recent listing. Established in 1996, Who’s Who Legal is an international listing of legal practitioners in business law. Those selected by […]

AZA Again Ranked Among 30 Largest Law Firms and Top Intellectual Property Law Firms by Houston Business Journal 

HOUSTON – AZA was included among the 30 largest law firms and the top 10 intellectual property law firms in the Houston Business Journal’s Book of Lists 2019-2020.   The newspaper’s annual list names the largest companies in Houston in a variety of sectors, including the legal industry. AZA was ranked the eighth largest IP law firm and the 30th […]

AZA Wins Another Appellate Ruling for Businesswoman Defamed and Threatened by Facebook Posts 

HOUSTON – In a significant ruling upholding the ability of courts to protect individuals from threatening online speech, the Texas First Court of Appeals affirmed an earlier decision by a Harris County judge ordering two defendants to delete social media posts that had encouraged violence against a Houston businesswoman and her family.    The ruling stems from a temporary injunction obtained by AZA in August 2018 on behalf of a Vietnamese-American businesswoman who was […]

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