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Texas Lawyer Magazine Yet Again Names AZA Litigation Department of the Year 

HOUSTON – AZA was once again chosen by Texas Lawyer magazine as the best boutique-sized litigation department in Texas. This is the third time the firm has earned the honor in just the last eight years. AZA was named best Texas boutique litigation department in 2019 and in 2015. And in 2017, the firm won […]

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 […]

John Zavitsanos Interviewed on CNBC About Why Trial Lawyers Need to Work in Person  

HOUSTON – AZA co-founder John Zavitsanos appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box show in a segment called “How Businesses Could Approach Return to Work in 2022.”  “Being a trial lawyer, that requires a great deal of collaboration. During the pandemic we had a number of jury trials. To get ready for a jury trial requires countless meetings as ideas come up, as issues come up,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vault Career Guide Puts AZA among Top 20 Midsize Firms in US, Top 5 in Texas 

HOUSTON – AZA is ranked among the top 20 midsize law firms for 2021 by Vault, the widely respected career guide and job-ranking service that relies on surveys of law firm associates.   In Texas, the firm ranked No. 4 among midsize law firms. Nationally, the firm ranked 19th. As one of the best firms to work for, AZA made the top 10 list in the categories of career outlook […]

John Zavitsanos Earns Recertification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy 

HOUSTON – AZA co-founder John Zavitsanos has been recertified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy after completing a rigorous review process. Mr. Zavitsanos is also board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The state and national certifications are awarded based on a review process that results in only a small percentage of lawyers earning certification. The national trial advocacy board’s screening criteria includes demonstration of substantial trial experience; submission of judicial […]

AZA Beats the Odds for Energy Company in Tragic Oklahoma Explosion  

McALESTER, Okla. – Following three weeks of grisly testimony about a tragic 2018 oil rig explosion that killed five, jurors nevertheless found that AZA client National Oilwell Varco (NOV) was only 10 percent responsible. The jury found other companies that had already settled out of the case for significant amounts were 90 percent at fault.  The devastating accident was the industry’s deadliest since the Deepwater Horizon explosion […]

AZA Gets Turkey Leg Hut Restaurant Lawsuit Dissolved in Two Weeks 

HOUSTON – Residents who had filed a lawsuit against a popular local restaurant named Turkey Leg Hut dropped their case just two weeks after AZA lawyers put up an aggressive defense on behalf of the restaurant owners.  The lawsuit had alleged health problems from barbecue pit smoke. But AZA lawyers discovered emails that showed the residents’ real goal was simply to get the establishment […]

AZA Named to Best Law Firms List for Eighth Year by US News – Best Lawyers

HOUSTON – For the eighth year in a row, commercial litigation and intellectual property firm AZA is being recognized among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. One of the firm’s clients, the general counsel of a global manufacturer, called the AZA team “the very […]

AZA Prevails for Apache Corp. at Texas Supreme Court in Oil & Gas Arbitration Dispute

HOUSTON – AZA lawyers prevailed for client Apache Corp. before the Texas Supreme Court, which declined to review a lower court ruling that upheld Apache’s motion to compel arbitration and denied its opponent Wagner Oil’s attempt to stay arbitration. In late 2017, Apache initiated arbitration against Wagner Oil to recover over $15 million in legal […]

Vault Puts AZA Among Top Five Midsize Firms for Job Satisfaction, Work Quality

HOUSTON – AZA is ranked among the nation’s top five midsize law firms for quality of work and job satisfaction, and among the top 10 for compensation and other key qualities by Vault, based on surveys of law firm associates. Vault, which provides ratings of thousands of employers, just released its 2020 law firm ranking […]

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