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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 Wins Rare $2 Million Attorneys’ Fees Award for Defendants

HOUSTON – A Harris County judge has taken the unusual step of awarding AZA client Dr. Steven Hotze and his fellow defendants more than $2 million in attorneys’ fees after a jury decided in their favor and delivered a take-nothing verdict. Attorneys’ fees are often awarded to plaintiffs who prevail in a lawsuit, but the […]

AZA Named to Best Law Firms List for Seventh Year by National Ranking Guide

HOUSTON – For the seventh year in a row, the commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. “This firm is outstanding. They are the best firm […]

AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation and Appellate Law

HOUSTON – Ten lawyers with Houston trial law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, won national recognition in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, Steve Mitby, Tim Shelby and Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher, and of counsel David […]

International IP Guide Honors AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms for Fourth Year in a Row

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 fourth year now. “Litigation thoroughbred Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos has successfully resolved disputes across virtually all technologies, industry sectors and forums; its […]

AZA Scores One of the Nation’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2017

HOUSTON – The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch rated AZA’s $41.6 Million jury win for client Prime Natural Resources in a Wellsure insurance dispute as one of the top verdicts nationally for 2017. The Harris County jury verdict in the breach of contract case was listed as the 46th largest in the U.S. The list […]

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 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 […]

AZA Named to Best Law Firms List for Sixth Year by National Ranking Guide

HOUSTON – For the sixth year in a row, the commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. “Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing is our go-to […]

Demetrios Anaipakos Named A Top Texas Litigator by International Who’s Who

HOUSTON – Trial lawyer Demetrios Anaipakos, partner in Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. or AZA, is named as one of only 27 lawyers listed by international publication Who’s Who Legal as a top litigator in Texas. Established in 1996, Who’s Who Legal is an international listing of legal practitioners in business law around […]

US Supreme Court Won’t Overturn NOV Win in $120M Discrimination Suit

HOUSTON – A $120 million discrimination lawsuit against oilfield equipment supplier National Oilwell Varco LP (NOV) has died on appeal as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider a petition for review filed by eight former NOV employees. The employees lost their discrimination case in a Houston trial in 2015. They had argued to the […]

Second-Year AZA Lawyers Win Complex Federal Lending Jury Verdict

HOUSTON – In a jury verdict that will mean recovery of $1 million for its insurance company clients, two 2015 University of Texas School of Law graduates prevailed in a complex and relatively uncommon Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) secured credit dispute involving insurance company claims over structured-settlement payments, secured lending investments, and competing judgments. Ahmad, […]

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 […]

AZA’s Law Offices Win Best in Houston Interior Design Award

HOUSTON – AZA’s sleek, bold offices, already recognized in Houston for its distinctive design, have now won honors from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). The IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter awarded the office, devised by architect Abel Design Group, the Best in City Center honor for Houston in the large corporate category for businesses occupying more […]

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