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AZA Named a Top Texas Patent Trial Firm for Seventh Year in a Row by Prestigious International IP Guide

HOUSTON – AZA, for the seventh consecutive year, has been named a top-level Texas patent litigation firm by London-based intellectual property publisher IAM.    AZA was rated top-tier, or gold level, with only five other Texas firms, three of them international Big Law firms. Three AZA partners were also recommended by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021.    The new guide said of […]

Houston Jury Sends U.S. Insurance Companies a Strong Message on Behalf of Emergency Room Doctors 

HOUSTON – A Harris County jury awarded $19.1 million to a group of emergency room doctors in the first case in the nation to litigate emergency room physicians’ out-of-network pay from private insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.  The jury awarded physician groups ACS Primary Care Physicians Southwest PA and Emergency Services of Texas, affiliates of non-party physician led TeamHealth, $1.58 million in actual damages and $17.5 million in punitive damages from Molina Healthcare of […]

AZA Recovers $5.1 Million After Four-Week Jury Trial  

GALVESTON – After four weeks in trial, AZA’s client, the daughter of a hardworking red snapper fisherman, agreed to a $5.1 million settlement in a probate dispute over revenue from her father’s fishing interests.   The settlement reached as jury deliberations were underway amounted to five-times actual damages against the defendants. The defendants had offered $0 to settle the dispute before trial.  “The handwriting was […]

AZA’s Rocker-Lawyer Foster Johnson Featured in Texas Lawbook

It seems mind-boggling that a one-time alt-rock musician would wind up a corporate defense lawyer. It’s that incongruity that inspired Texas Lawbook to interview AZA’s Foster Johnson, who performed in his own band for 10 years before practicing law.    In an article headlined “For AZA Musician-Turned-Lawyer, the Courtroom Is Just a Different Stage,” Mr. Johnson explains:  “There is a performance aspect in common, especially in front of a jury. The very best trial lawyers communicate and entertain. In […]

Houston-Area Lawyer Sanctioned $150,000 for Filing Groundless Lawsuit Against AZA Client

RICHMOND, TX – Fort Bend County District Judge R. O’Neill Williams ordered Bellaire lawyer Paul B. Rosen and his client Gen Fu Zhang to be sanctioned $150,000 for making groundless claims in a lawsuit over the lease of a Sugar Land strip mall restaurant.   AZA lawyer Foster Johnson, who handled the case with co-counsel S. Scott West, said the sanction is one of the largest against a lawyer […]

AZA Named to Best Law Firms List for Ninth Year by US News – Best Lawyers

HOUSTON – For the ninth year in a row, commercial litigation and intellectual property firm AZA is being recognized among the nation’s Best Law Firms in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.  One of the firm’s clients, the CEO of a sealing products company, said of AZA’s lawyers: “(They) are the very best civil trial […]

Houston City Council Settles Fire Department Discrimination Lawsuit, Agrees to Federal Consent Decree

HOUSTON – The Houston City Council has settled an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by Houston firefighter Jane Draycott in a case that started in 2009 when racist and sexist slurs were scrawled across her belongings, including on a photo of her dead daughter. Ms. Draycott received $275,000 from the city as part of the settlement, […]

AZA Ranked Among Top 10 Houston Intellectual Property Law Firms for 2020

HOUSTON – AZA is again on the Houston Business Journal’s list of the top 10 Houston intellectual property law firms.  The HBJ’s 2020 list of the largest Houston-area intellectual property law firms (subscription required) recognizes AZA as the ninth–largest IP firm in Texas’ largest city.   AZA has 14 lawyers in its IP stable, including experienced trial lawyers and lawyers with technical backgrounds in chemistry, electrical engineering, software and biochemistry. […]

AZA Again Ranked Among 30 Largest Law Firms and Top Intellectual Property Law Firms by Houston Business Journal 

HOUSTON – AZA was included among the 30 largest law firms and the top 10 intellectual property law firms in the Houston Business Journal’s Book of Lists 2019-2020.   The newspaper’s annual list names the largest companies in Houston in a variety of sectors, including the legal industry. AZA was ranked the eighth largest IP law firm and the 30th […]

AZA Gets Turkey Leg Hut Restaurant Lawsuit Dissolved in Two Weeks 

HOUSTON – Residents who had filed a lawsuit against a popular local restaurant named Turkey Leg Hut dropped their case just two weeks after AZA lawyers put up an aggressive defense on behalf of the restaurant owners.  The lawsuit had alleged health problems from barbecue pit smoke. But AZA lawyers discovered emails that showed the residents’ real goal was simply to get the establishment […]

AZA Named to Best Law Firms List for Eighth Year by US News – Best Lawyers

HOUSTON – For the eighth year in a row, commercial litigation and intellectual property firm AZA is being recognized among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. One of the firm’s clients, the general counsel of a global manufacturer, called the AZA team “the very […]

AZA Prevails for Apache Corp. at Texas Supreme Court in Oil & Gas Arbitration Dispute

HOUSTON – AZA lawyers prevailed for client Apache Corp. before the Texas Supreme Court, which declined to review a lower court ruling that upheld Apache’s motion to compel arbitration and denied its opponent Wagner Oil’s attempt to stay arbitration. In late 2017, Apache initiated arbitration against Wagner Oil to recover over $15 million in legal […]

AZA Wins First Amendment Appellate Ruling for Client Defamed on Facebook

HOUSTON – The Texas First Court of Appeals ruled that a Harris County judge properly refused to dismiss a Facebook defamation case on First Amendment grounds. The appeals court sent the case back to the trial court for further proceedings. The two defendants in a defamation suit filed by AZA’s client had appealed the Harris […]

Texas Super Lawyers Again Honors Seven AZA Lawyers; Three Are Top 100

HOUSTON – Seven lawyers with the commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, earned selection to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers listing. AZA founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos are recognized again among Super Lawyers’ Top 100 attorneys both in Texas and in Houston. Partner Demetrios Anaipakos is again listed […]

Eleven AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate Law

HOUSTON – Eleven lawyers with Houston trial law firm AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., won national recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. That includes 75 percent of AZA partners. AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, and Tim Shelby were all […]

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