Houston Attorney John Zavitsanos Shares Punitive Damages Insights in April Webinar
March 21, 2014

HOUSTON – Accomplished Houston attorney John Zavitsanos, a founding partner of AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, will be providing his insights on punitive damages in commercial litigation as a featured speaker during a continuing legal education (CLE) webinar coming up in April.

The 90-minute webinar is scheduled for noon-1:30 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 22. “Punitive Damages in Commercial Litigation: Pursuing and Defending Claims – Leveraging Pretrial Motions, Discovery and Trial Strategies, Navigating Constitutional Restraints” is sponsored by Strafford Publications Inc.

A seasoned litigator, Mr. Zavitsanos is ranked in general commercial litigation by Chambers USA. He also has earned selection to The Best Lawyers in America from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, and he has been named one of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas by Texas Super Lawyers. Mr. Zavitsanos has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law since 1997 by both the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

He and co-presenters Derek E. Diaz and Robert B. Port of Cleveland’s Hahn Loeser will discuss techniques for seeking and defending punitive damages claims in commercial litigation as more courts make such awards tougher to obtain. The panel will review the causes of action that can and cannot support punitive damages awards, the related constitutional standards, and trial tactics for defeating punitive damage claims.

Prior to an interactive Q&A session, the panel will address key questions, including:

  • What is the basis for a successful punitive damages demand?
  • How does the Constitution limit punitive damages claims?
  • What pretrial techniques can be implemented in defending a claim for punitive damages?
  • What should be the focus of discovery when defending a claim that includes a demand for punitive damages?
  • Under what circumstances should these issues proceed to the jury?

The live CLE is $197 with a $50 discount for those who sign up before April 4. An additional discount is available as a friend of AZA with the code ZDFCT when you register here or call 1-800-926-79261-800-926-7926 ext. 10, and ask for the April 22 Punitive Damages webinar.

AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, securities fraud, construction and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2014 as among the best in Texas commercial law and by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms in the 2014 listing of the nation’s leading law firms. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000. AZA has been hired on many occasions by the same companies the firm has prevailed against at trial. Read more at


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