AZA Newsletter Celebrates Trials, New Lawyers, National News and More
January 28, 2022
HOUSTON – In our January 2022 newsletter, AZA shares news of the grand finale to a 13-trial year, six new lawyers hired, two new partners named, national media attention on two occasions and more.
In the January 2022 issue of Pro Se!, the AZA newsletter available here, AZA first discusses how a busy year of trials ended in a nationally significant $62.65 million jury verdict finale in Las Vegas for underpaid emergency room physicians.
Next the newsletter introduces our 2021 hires including three talented laterals – appellate lawyer JoAnn Storey, IP lawyer Joshua Wyde and trial lawyer Christian Adriatico. We list our younger hires Thomas Frashier, Kaitlin Hopkins, and Emily Merritt. And we note our fabulous new partners Rey Flores and Jason McManis.
We also let readers know that AZA’s holiday party was covered in quotes and photos in the Wall Street Journal story, “Omicron Variant Sends Some Office Holiday Parties Back to Zoom.” And we note that co-founder John Zavitsanos was featured on a CNBC segment about returning to the office during the pandemic.
Paralegal Lynette Peter, dubbed the trial lawyer whisperer, is profiled in the newsletter. The piece starts out: “Sometimes she sees things even the best trial lawyers don’t. Maybe it’s a witness misrepresenting an arcane detail or an easily missed hole in the opponent’s discovery. Once a client was so grateful for her trial sixth sense, he flew paralegal Lynette Peter and her husband for a vacation to his native Venezuela.”
We list recognitions the firm has garnered since the last newsletter, including Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, Lawdragon and praise through Vault. We received some wonderful praise from clients through those awards including this testimonial: “They are the best. Professional, hard workers and smart. Most of all they cared deeply about my case and my employees. They have no problem working all night to prepare for a case!”
We also include a blackjack game and a video, because we are AZA after all.