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AZA Named to 2023 National Top Verdict List

HOUSTON – One of AZA’s unanimous jury verdicts for a Houston-based energy company was named in the National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2023.   The verdict was a $41.8 million win from a South Texas jury in an oil and gas trespass case against Energy Transfer. The McMullen County jury found AZA client […]

Vault’s 2025 Career Guide Puts AZA among Top Midsize Firms in U.S. and Texas 

HOUSTON – AZA was rated the 11th-best midsize firm to work for in the country and the sixth-best in Texas by the 2025 Vault career guide.  AZA was also ranked in the guide among the top five midsize firms in quality of work and selectivity, and was top 10 in compensation, satisfaction and diversity  Vault’s […]

Six AZA Lawyers Named to Lawdragon’s 2024 Next Generation of Leading Lawyers 

HOUSTON – Six AZA lawyers were named to digital media company Lawdragon’s 2024 Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation, a national list of the “future leaders of the law.”  Partners Jason McManis, Jordan Warshauer and Kelsi Stayart White, and associates Weining Bai, Michael Gorrell and Michael Killingsworth were honored for their legal proficiencies. The […]

AZA Aids U.S. in Reaching $15 Million Baylor Heart Surgery Medicare Fraud Settlement  

Whistleblower claim leads to record settlement for concurrent surgery fraud  HOUSTON – Working in concert with the federal government for five years, lawyers at AZA saw their whistleblower client receive $3 million of the $15 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging that Houston surgeons were letting unqualified trainees perform parts of heart surgeries while the […]

International IP Guide Again Counts AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms

HOUSTON – The internationally prestigious IAM World’s Leading Patent Professionals once again has named AZA among the top patent trial firms in Texas and highly ranked two of the firm’s partners. The international guide called AZA “a first stop for important IP litigation matters.” It said the firm is distinguished by remarkable trial victories, adding, […]

AZA Earns Prestigious Chambers USA Rankings for the 11th Year in a Row

HOUSTON – AZA earned top ratings in Texas for two practice areas and five individual lawyers from Chambers USA, the gold standard of legal ratings. This marks the 11th year AZA was rated in the general commercial litigation category and the fourth year for its intellectual property (IP) practice.  “Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing are phenomenal. […]

John Zavitsanos Named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers 

HOUSTON – AZA co-founder John Zavitsanos, who has been named to Lawdragon’s national leading lawyers and leading litigators lists this year, has been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers list.     Mr. Zavitsanos was named to the plaintiff financial lawyers list for his expertise in commercial litigation, intellectual property and securities. The […]

 AZA Wins Two Top 2023 Texas Verdicts for Energy Companies

HOUSTON – Two of AZA’s unanimous jury verdicts on behalf of Houston-based energy companies were named by TopVerdict.com among the Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2023.  AZA frequently makes top verdict lists in Texas and nationally. The full list for 2023 is available here: Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2023 – TopVerdict.com.  The […]

AZA Wins Appeal for Energy Giant 

HOUSTON – The Supreme Court of Texas agreed with AZA’s appellate team when it found that a trial court abused its discretion when it failed to dismiss a case against energy giant Weatherford International.  The justices found on April 26 that Weatherford could not be sued in a Texas court. The case was filed by […]

AZA Client Wins Take-Nothing Judgment from Jury

HOUSTON – In a business divorce trial where the plaintiff presented damages of up to $82 million, a Harris County jury unanimously found he should take nothing and returned a verdict in favor of AZA’s clients.  Hunter Carr, who ran a diabetes treatment consultancy along with AZA’s clients, alleged in the lawsuit that the others […]

Thirteen AZA Attorneys Earn Texas Rising Stars Honor

HOUSTON – Thirteen AZA lawyers were selected to the 2024 Texas Rising Stars list of leading young attorneys in the state, an honor based on peer nominations and independent research.    Partners Cameron Byrd, Nathan Campbell, Taylor Freeman, Edward “Ward” Goolsby, Shahmeer Halepota, Jason McManis, Jordan Warshauer and Kelsi Stayart White were named to the […]

Name Partner Todd Mensing Again Named to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in Environmental Law  

HOUSTON – AZA partner Todd Mensing has been named to Lawdragon’s list of the 2024 Leaders in Environmental Law.   Lawdragon wrote that honorees were selected using its “time-honed process of journalistic reporting, nominations and vetting with peers and experts in environmental law.”  Mr. Mensing, who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, was honored […]

AZA Co-founders Ahmad and Zavitsanos Named Lawdragon Leading Lawyers in America

HOUSTON – AZA co-founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos were named to the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America list.  Mr. Ahmad was cited for his work in commercial litigation and for expertise in labor and employment litigation, especially in executive representation. Mr. Zavitsanos was cited for his commercial litigation expertise. Messrs. Ahmad and […]

AZA Names Four New Partners

HOUSTON – Cameron Byrd, Nathan Campbell, Jordan Warshauer and Kelsi Stayart White have been named partners at the trial and appellate boutique AZA. “This class of new partners is wildly accomplished and deserving of their promotions,” said AZA co-founder John Zavitsanos. The lawyers will officially become partners on Jan. 1, 2024.   Mr. Byrd is […]

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