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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 […]

International IP Guide Again Honors AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is recommended as one of the top patent litigation firms in Texas by London-based intellectual property magazine Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) for the third year running. In addition to the firm’s overall honors highlighted in the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent […]

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 on National List with Big Law for ‘Best Branded’ in GC Survey

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized as one of the “best branded” law firms in the country based on a survey of corporate counsel at the world’s most influential companies. AZA made the BTI Brand Elite 2017 list along with some of the biggest law firms in […]

Sammy Ford Is Fourth AZA Lawyer Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is pleased to announce that firm attorney Sammy Ford IV has been elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an elite group of the country’s leading judges and civil trial lawyers. Joining firm founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos and partner […]

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 […]

AZA Lawyer Monica Uddin Quoted in Houston Media for Airport Immigration Aid

HOUSTON – Monica Uddin, an associate at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, was featured in the Houston Chronicle and Houstonia magazine for her pro bono work helping immigrants detained at Houston’s international airport. Ms. Uddin was quoted in a front-page Houston Chronicle story headlined, Lawyers, aiding those caught in Trump travel […]

WSJ: Texas Union Fights to Stay in Bankruptcy after Losing Defamation Case

HOUSTON – The Wall Street Journal reported that one of the country’s largest unions is trying to remain in bankruptcy as it confronts a $7.8 million defamation judgment against it won by Professional Janitorial Service of Houston Inc. in a Harris County court. The Texas branch of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) asked a […]

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Anti-SLAPP Motion Against Landry’s Defamation Suit

HOUSTON – The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a motion asking a Harris County judge to dismiss a baseless lawsuit filed by Landry’s Inc. and the Downtown Aquarium Inc. that claims the animal protection organization defamed Landry’s restaurant simply by publicly commenting on the long-controversial mistreatment of four white tigers, Nero, Marina, Coral and Reef. […]

AZA Lawyer Zavitsanos Tells Newspaper How Social Media Aids in Jury Selection

HOUSTON – AZA founding partner John Zavitsanos was featured in a Texas Lawyer story explaining how social media research can ferret out crucial information about potential jurors that voir dire and jury questionnaires don’t reveal. The Texas Lawyer article, “Jury Consultants Need Not Apply — Winning Litigator Relies on Web Instead” (subscription required), details how […]

FMC Technologies, Employee Force Cameron to Drop Non-Compete Suit in Texas

HOUSTON – Cameron International Corp. dropped a non-compete agreement lawsuit against oilfield services company FMC Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd and one of its employees after losing key motions in court. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas in Houston granted a joint motion to dismiss the case with prejudice. She previously found that Cameron’s non-compete contract was […]

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