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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 […]

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 […]

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