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Jury Awards AZA Client Mid Main $32.5 Million in Midtown Construction Case  

HOUSTON – In a complex six-week case involving the construction of Houston Midtown apartments, a Harris County jury awarded Mid Main Properties LLP $32.5 million.  The jury found that Patriot Contracting LLC, its owner and bond insurers Travelers must pay Mid Main. The award included about $17.5 million in punitive damages, $8 million in actual […]

Nine AZA Lawyers Named 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators 

HOUSTON – Nine partners at AZA were named by Lawdragon among the 500 top litigators in the nation who they call “the advisors you want to send into battle.” Lawyers named in the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America were selected based on journalistic research, submissions and vetting. This is its second edition “assessing America’s […]

AZA Client Wins Multimillion Arbitration Award for Breach of Contract   

DALLAS – An arbitration panel has awarded $3.4 million to MMWKM Advisors, which does business as Retirement Planners of America (RPOA), a Plano-based investment advisory firm, from former employee James Dowdall, a Plano-based financial planner.     The three-arbitrator panel for the American Arbitration Association found that Mr. Dowdall breached his contractual and fiduciary duties […]

AZA’s John Zavitsanos Named National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Trailblazer 

HOUSTON – AZA co-founder John Zavitsanos was named by the National Law Journal as one of the “Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Trailblazers” for his jury wins in trials seeking fair insurance reimbursements for emergency room doctors around the nation.  NLJ’s Trailblazers is a special supplement spotlighting professionals who are “agents of change in their respective practice areas.” […]

AZA’s 2020 Success Featured in New York Times Essay

This essay originally ran here in the New York Times as a guest essay on July 26, 2021 My Office Reopened at the Height of the Pandemic. We’ve Thrived.  By John Zavitsanos This March, my partners and I paid special bonuses to all employees at my law firm in the heart of Houston. Unlike at […]

Lizzie Fletcher’s Father’s Day Essay about Her Lawyer-Dad Published in Texas Lawbook

HOUSTON – A heartfelt essay that trial lawyer Elizabeth “Lizzie” Pannill Fletcher wrote about her lawyer-dad was published in Texas Lawbook for Father’s Day. In the article headlined “The Stories of my Father,” Ms. Fletcher, a business litigator at AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, recounts what a fine storyteller her dad is and how […]

FMC Technologies and Employee Win Key First Round Against Cameron in Non-Compete Case

HOUSTON – A Texas federal judge ruled for oilfield services company FMC Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd and one of its employees in a non-compete agreement fight with competitor Cameron International Corp. where the FMC employee previously worked. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas found that Cameron’s non-compete contract was overly broad and rejected the company’s motion […]

Court OKs Litigation Financing in Delaware Intellectual Property Case

WILMINGTON, Delaware – In a closely watched case involving litigation financing, a Delaware judge refused to dismiss the matter, finding that third-party financing can be used to support a lawsuit. The ruling came in an intellectual property lawsuit filed by Boston-based Charge Injection Technologies Inc. (CIT) against Delaware-based E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. The […]

Nine from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Earn 2016 Texas Rising Stars Honors

HOUSTON – AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, is proud to announce that nine attorneys from the Houston-based trial law firm have been named to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state’s leading young lawyers. AZA partner Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher and associates Jamie Alan Aycock, Sammy Ford IV, Benjamin Foster, Tiffany Joudi, […]

Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Fort Bend Defamation Case

HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a defamation lawsuit filed against a Houston-area newspaper and a reporter who wrote a false story attacking the local chief deputy sheriff and his son. The reporter, who previously worked at the sheriff’s department, blamed the chief deputy when she was fired after […]

Texas Court Upholds $15.7 Million Patent Infringement Verdict for Rembrandt Wireless

MARSHALL, Texas – Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has upheld a $15.7 million jury verdict in favor of Rembrandt Wireless Technologies LP after denying a request for a new trial on damages issues filed by Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Rembrandt is a business […]

Seasoned Intellectual Property Attorney Alisa Lipski Joins IP Practice at Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Boutique AZA

HOUSTON – Accomplished attorney Alisa Lipski brings a decade of patent practice and a science background to the burgeoning intellectual property practice at Houston-based commercial litigation boutique AZA, or AZA. Ms. Lipski is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has handled numerous Markman hearings in District Courts around the country […]


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