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John Zavitsanos Named Trailblazer by The American Lawyer 

HOUSTON – AZA co-founder John Zavitsanos was named by The American Lawyer magazine as one of the 2022 Trailblazers South for his jury wins in trials seeking fair insurance reimbursements for emergency room doctors around the nation.   The American Lawyer Trailblazers South is a special supplement spotlighting “a handful of individuals from each practice area […]

AZA Represents Ben & Jerry’s in International Lawsuit Against British-based Parent Company

HOUSTON – The board of directors of Ben & Jerry’s, the premium ice cream brand known for its social awareness, has hired AZA to fight its parent company Unilever, a multinational consumer product company, over the licensing of the frozen treat brand in the West Bank and other issues.    The fight has gained international […]

AZA Wins for Healthcare Clients Earn Top Verdict Rankings in Texas, US 

HOUSTON – AZA’s trial victories for underpaid emergency doctor groups earned recognition among the Top Verdicts for 2021 by the National Law Journal and Texas Lawyer.   Rankings are based on court records scrutinized by VerdictSearch, an affiliate of National Law Journal. AZA made the Top 100 list nationally with one case and earned a place […]

AZA Earns Prestigious 2022 Chambers USA Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property   

HOUSTON – Chambers USA, the independent and prestigious legal guide, has ranked AZA among the top Texas law firms for both commercial litigation and intellectual property work yet again. Three of the firm’s lawyers are individually ranked as well.   Firm co-founder John Zavitsanos and partner Todd Mensing are ranked for general commercial litigation. Co-founder Joe […]

AZA Beats Frivolous Anti-SLAPP Appeal in Construction Case 

HOUSTON – With criticism growing for how lawyers are abusing mid-case appeals, the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals today found that a local court was correct to toss a contractor’s frivolous attempts to use Texas’ anti-SLAPP law to delay an impending trial setting. The case now headed back to the trial docket of the 113th […]

Zavitsanos One of Law360’s 10 National ‘Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar’ for Groundbreaking Healthcare Jury Trial Wins 

HOUSTON –John Zavitsanos, co-founder of AZA, was one of only 10 lawyers named as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs bar” by Law360 today for his recent groundbreaking healthcare jury wins. Mr. Zavitsanos was chosen for the work he’s done for client TeamHealth to seek fair insurance reimbursements for emergency room doctors around the nation. He’s […]

Flores and McManis Named AZA Partners 

HOUSTON – Rey Flores and Jason McManis have been named partners in the AZA law firm.  Mr. Flores is a trial lawyer and combat veteran who brings to the courtroom the same focus, creativity and will to win that he displayed during his time on active duty with the U.S. Army.   Mr. McManis is a skilled trial lawyer who helps individuals and businesses navigate […]

AZA Newsletter Celebrates Trials, New Lawyers, National News and More

HOUSTON – In our January 2022 newsletter, AZA shares news of the grand finale to a 13-trial year, six new lawyers hired, two new partners named, national media attention on two occasions and more.  In the January 2022 issue of Pro Se!, the AZA newsletter available here, AZA first discusses how a busy year of […]

AZA and Name Partners Earn Honors in Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 Guide 

HOUSTON – AZA and firm partners Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos  earned recognition as Litigation Stars for the seventh year in a row from peer-review guide Benchmark Litigation, which honors preeminent litigation practitioners across the U.S.  Benchmark makes its selections based on extensive interviews with trial lawyers, dispute resolution specialists and their clients as well as analysis of significant cases and firm developments. The guide for […]

AZA Ranked Among Houston’s 25 Largest Law Firms for 2021 

HOUSTON – AZA, which specializes in complex commercial litigation and intellectual property law, has made the ranks of the 25 largest law firms in Houston for 2021. The annual list by the Houston Business Journal is based on law firm surveys at the start of the year. AZA also ranked No. 6 among Houston’s largest intellectual property law firms. AZA’s strong showing among major […]

Three AZA Partners Make Lawdragon’s 500 Top Plaintiff Financial Lawyers List 

HOUSTON – Three AZA partners have earned the distinction of being named to Lawdragon’s list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America for 2021.    Founding lawyer John Zavitsanos and firm partners Demetrios Anaipakos and Amir Alavi were honored for their representation of plaintiffs in commercial litigation and intellectual property cases. Mr. Zavitsanos and Mr. Alavi were also recognized for their securities litigation work.   In announcing the 2021 list, Lawdragon’s editors […]

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 Earns Prestigious Chambers USA Rankings for 2021 in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property  

HOUSTON – Chambers USA, the prestigious independent legal guide, has ranked AZA among the top Texas law firms for both commercial litigation and intellectual property work. This year five of the firm’s lawyers are individually ranked as well, and firm co-founder John Zavitsanos earned a “Spotlight” ranking as one of only 21 top Texas trial lawyers listed.    […]

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 […]

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