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Texas Super Lawyers Honors Nine AZA Lawyers; Two Are Tops in State

HOUSTON – Nine lawyers with commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned selection to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers listing. Two of those lawyers rank among the top 100 attorneys in Texas. AZA partners and co-founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos are recognized among Super Lawyers’ Top 100 […]

9 AZA Lawyers Again Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation

HOUSTON – Nine lawyers with the Houston commercial and intellectual property litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, earned selection to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher, Steve Mitby and Tim Shelby, and of counsel […]

AZA Earns Recognition Among Firms with Best Client Relations in Nation

HOUSTON – The Houston-based litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been recognized in the BTI Power Rankings for 2017 as one of the country’s top law firms for client relations. BTI Consulting Group, which researches client service, bases its power rankings on a survey of Fortune […]

Dual Honors: Texas Lawyer Names Adam Milasincic ‘Lawyer on the Rise’ and ‘Litigator of the Week’

HOUSTON – Texas Lawyer magazine named AZA lawyer Adam Milasincic “Litigator of the Week” for winning the dismissal of a frivolous lawsuit filed to squelch free speech and also recognized him on a list of young “Lawyers on the Rise” for his overall career accomplishments. Mr. Milasincic’s free speech win was featured in the article […]

AZA Wins Dismissal, Fines for Frivolous Suit over Facebook Post

HOUSTON – Trial lawyer Adam Milasincic has won a dismissal and fines against a Texas couple who filed a frivolous lawsuit to squelch free speech on Facebook. The plaintiffs operate Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, which they describe as an animal shelter in Angleton, Texas. They were ordered to pay nearly $60,000 in fines and legal bills […]

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 Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recounts what a fine storyteller her dad […]

Jane Robinson to Argue Patent Agent Privilege Before Texas Supreme Court

HOUSTON – Appellate and trial lawyer Jane Langdell Robinson of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, will argue before the Texas Supreme Court that patent agents advising their inventor-clients should be granted the same confidentiality that lawyers are given with their clients. The case, In Re Andrew Silver, Case No. 16-0682, is […]

AZA Lawyers Zavitsanos, Robinson to Co-Author 2018 Issue of Essential Trial Guide O’Connor’s Texas Rules * Civil Trials

HOUSTON – Trial lawyer John Zavitsanos and Jane Langdell Robinson have been selected for the prestigious task of writing the 2018 issue of O’Connor’s Texas Rules * Civil Trials, known as “the trial lawyer’s bible” for Texas civil courts. Ever since then-Appellate Judge Michol O’Connor wrote the first edition 25 years ago, O’Connor’s Texas Rules […]

Korean Steel Manufacturer Sanctioned, Forced to Face Breach of Contract Lawsuit in Houston

HOUSTON – A Harris County judge denied a Korean steel manufacturer’s attempt to avoid a lawsuit and sanctioned the company and its lawyers $22,000 for misrepresentations in their court filings in a fraud and breach of contract case brought by AZA’s client, a national pipeline and storage company. The 133rd District Court in Harris County […]

AZA Ranked Among Top Texas Commercial Litigation Firms by Chambers USA

HOUSTON – For the fourth year in a row, Houston trial law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned recognition among Texas’ top commercial litigation firms in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. AZA lawyers were described as “robust litigation specialists with a fast-growing reputation as a feared opponent for […]

Prime Natural Resources Wins $41.6 Million in Wellsure Insurance Dispute

HOUSTON – A Houston jury awarded Prime Natural Resources Inc. $41.6 million in an insurance breach of contract dispute with certain underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, over offshore oil facilities damaged by Hurricane Rita 12 years ago. After six weeks of testimony, the state district court jury in Harris County awarded a remarkable $27.3 million in […]

AZA’s Sleek New Office Named Landmark Awards Finalist by Houston Business Journal

HOUSTON – AZA’s modern and formidable new office was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Landmark Awards by the Houston Business Journal in the Rehabilitation/Renovation category. The 34,000-square-foot office on the 25th floor of the LyondellBasell Tower at 1221 McKinney St. is visually imposing. Read the HBJ story here http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/04/21/hbj-2017-landmark-awards-rehabilitation-renovation.html. “AZA Law Firm wanted […]

US Appeals Court Upholds Verdict for National Oilwell Varco in $120 Million Suit

HOUSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has upheld a Houston federal jury verdict that found National Oilwell Varco LP (NOV) did not racially discriminate against African-American workers, who had sought $120 million in damages. A three-judge panel unanimously rejected the appeal filed on behalf of eight minority employees of the […]

AZA Wins $9M Jury Verdict in Texas Patent Infringement Case Against Motorola

MARSHALL, Texas – Houston patent trial lawyer Demetrios Anaipakos of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has won a $9 million federal jury verdict for Texas-based patent licensing company Saint Lawrence Communications LLC against technology heavyweight Motorola Mobility LLC for patent infringement. After a week-long trial, jurors in the U.S. District Court […]

AZA Wins Dismissal of Landry’s Defamation Suit over Houston Aquarium Tigers

HOUSTON – A judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Landry’s Inc. restaurant chain and its Downtown Aquarium that claimed the Animal Legal Defense Fund defamed Landry’s by publicly commenting on the controversial treatment of four endangered white tigers kept at an aquarium exhibit. Harris County District Judge Steven Kirkland ordered Landry’s to pay $450,000 […]

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