A major portion of AZA’s practice is dedicated to commercial litigation. We have litigated and tried numerous breach of contract and business tort cases, corporate governance matters, officer and director disputes, shareholder claims, accounting malpractice cases, class action suits, and partnership cases. AZA also represents a variety of national companies in intellectual property matters. Our commercial clients include some of the most prominent companies, business leaders and families in the country, in matters in which eight and nine figure damages are at stake. Some of our current business clients are our former adversaries.
Unlike many commercial litigation firms, we routinely try such cases. Our eight partners have collectively tried over 200 cases. Our attorneys graduated from the top universities in the country. As a result, we provide exceptional representation during all phases of complex commercial litigation, whether presenting our client’s position through effective written motions and briefs, oral advocacy to the court, or trial to a jury.
AZA has special expertise in oil and gas/energy cases and in intellectual property cases. We can handle both sides of any case and in 2011 we had three of the top verdicts in Texas as reported by Verdict Search and Texas Lawyer – including victories for plaintiffs in an IP case and in a defamation case and one large financial fee win for a defendant in a trade secret case. All our name partners are board certified. Our IP prowess includes wins up to $391 million and a stable with an attorney/engineer, an attorney/chemist and a patent special master licensed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
We have been recognized by members of the bar as leading trial lawyers in other ways as well. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA among the best in Texas commercial law; by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms; by Law360 as a Texas Powerhouse law firm; and by Texas Lawyer as a top litigation department. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000. AZA lawyers have been individually recognized by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, the Texas Super Lawyers list and more.