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AZA’s Cameron Byrd One of Just Six Associates Selected Nationally for Best Client Service

HOUSTON – AZA lawyer Cameron Byrd has been recognized with only five other law firm associates nationwide for providing superior service to clients in BTI Client Services All-Stars 2018. BTI Consulting Group interviewed more than 350 in-house counsel for feedback on attorneys who exhibited high-quality service through responsiveness and a heightened sense of their clients’ […]

AZA Wins Texas Supreme Court Patent Agent Privilege Case That Could Have National Import

HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court has become the first state high court to recognize that communications between non-lawyer patent agents and inventor clients are protected by attorney-client privilege. The Texas court found that inventor Andrew Silver, represented by Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, would not have to reveal emails between him and […]

AZA Listed Among Top Corporate and Energy Law Firms by Houston Business Journal

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is again on the Houston Business Journal’s list of leading Houston law firms, included among the 20 firms with the largest corporate law and the largest energy law practices. The Houston Business Journal Book of Lists 2017-2018 names the largest companies in Houston from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sammy Ford Honored by Houston Bar Association for CLE Work

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is pleased to announce that firm attorney Sammy Ford IV is receiving the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Houston Bar Association. HBA President Neil Kelly is recognizing Mr. Ford for his work on the Continuing Legal Education Committee. The award will be […]

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 […]

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