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Judge Daryl Moore Joins AZA’s Appellate Practice 

HOUSTON – Accomplished appellate and trial lawyer and former Harris County Judge Daryl Moore joins AZA’s appellate practice in 2021.  Judge Moore was called one of the best judges in Harris County when he served on the bench in the 333rd District Court. He has been lauded for his performance on the bench, for his service to the Houston Bar Association and as an advocate for law libraries.  “Judge Moore has […]

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 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 Lawyer Magazine Again Names AZA Litigation Department of the Year

HOUSTON – AZA was once again named by Texas Lawyer magazine as the best boutique-sized litigation department in Texas. The firm won the title Litigation Department of the Year in 2015 and won a specialty practice award from the magazine in 2017. AZA won the 2019 Litigation Department of the Year award for firms with […]

AZA Names Four New Partners in Commercial and IP Litigation

HOUSTON – Civil trial law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has announced four new partners for 2019. Scott W. Clark, Ryan Hackney, Michael McBride, and Jane Langdell Robinson, are promoted to partner effective Jan. 28. Mr. Hackney handles primarily complex commercial litigation cases. Messrs. Clark and McBride focus on IP […]

AZA’s $20M Take-Nothing Verdict for National Oilwell Varco Stands on Appeal

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has upheld a take-nothing jury verdict in favor of National Oilwell Varco, L.P., (NYSE: NOV), confirming that a company employee was rightfully fired for a safety violation and not due $20 million in damages for racial discrimination. In the 2016 trial, former NOV employee Dale L. Johnson admitted to […]

AZA Patent Agent Privilege Appeal Named ‘Texas Case to Watch’ by Law360

HOUSTON ─ AZA’s case before the Supreme Court of Texas involving confidentiality between patent agents and their inventor clients is the first of its kind in the nation to reach a state’s highest court, earning it notice by news service Law360 as one of the “Texas Cases to Watch in 2018.” Of Counsel Jane Langdell […]

National Oilwell Varco Summary Judgment Win Affirmed by U.S. Circuit Court

HOUSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this month affirmed a Houston federal trial court’s summary judgment and dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former National Oilwell Varco (NOV) employee. Bertis E. Valentine alleged he was discriminated against based on his age and a disability when he was not […]

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 […]

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’s Jane Langdell Robinson Earns Prestigious Civil Appellate Law Certification

HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is pleased to announce that Jane Langdell Robinson was one of only eight lawyers to be Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization this year. This specialization focuses on proceedings brought before […]

AZA Argues Newspaper Defamation Case Before Texas Supreme Court

 AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney Jane Langdell Robinson, Of Counsel with Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recently argued before the Texas Supreme Court that media reporting on the private lives of a public employee’s family members are not entitled to enhanced protection under the First Amendment when the reporting is not […]

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

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, 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 […]

AZA, Firm Attorneys Again Earn Chambers USA Commercial Litigation Honors

HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, again has earned recognition among the nation’s top commercial litigation firms in Texas in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition to the overall firm’s ranking, AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios […]

Houston Appeals Court Says Corporate Officer Not Responsible for Debt

HOUSTON – The Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas in Houston has found that a Harris County trial court erred by holding a corporate officer responsible for the debts of a failed local spa. In a July 23 opinion, a three-judge panel from the appeals court found that Francie Willis, a corporate […]

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