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AZA Wins First Amendment Appellate Ruling for Client Defamed on Facebook

HOUSTON – The Texas First Court of Appeals ruled that a Harris County judge properly refused to dismiss a Facebook defamation case on First Amendment grounds. The appeals court sent the case back to the trial court for further proceedings. The two defendants in a defamation suit filed by AZA’s client had appealed the Harris […]

AZA Partner Amir Alavi Featured at ABA Intellectual Property Institute

SAN ANTONIO – AZA partner Amir Alavi shared his IP trial lawyer insights as a featured speaker recently at the third annual CLE Institute on Intellectual Property Law hosted by the American Bar Association. The Institute explores new developments, emerging issues and best practices in IP law. Mr. Alavi spoke on “What Litigators Wish Transactional […]

Texas Super Lawyers Again Honors Seven AZA Lawyers; Three Are Top 100

HOUSTON – Seven lawyers with the commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, earned selection to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers listing. AZA founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos are recognized again among Super Lawyers’ Top 100 attorneys both in Texas and in Houston. Partner Demetrios Anaipakos is again listed among the Top 100 in Houston. […]

International IP Guide Honors AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms for Fifth 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 publisher IAM for the fifth consecutive year. “AZA is a firm of top-notch patent litigators who excel at trial work – when they get up to handle witnesses […]

Barratry Suit Over Deepwater Horizon Spill Victims Dismissed

HOUSTON – A Harris County district judge has granted a motion for summary judgment that dismissed the last plaintiffs from a barratry case filed two years ago against several Houston lawyers accused of improperly soliciting victims of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. That means the lawsuit is finally gone, […]

Prestigious Chambers USA Ranks AZA Among Top Texas Commercial Litigation Firms Sixth Year In A Row

HOUSTON – For the sixth year, Houston trial law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been named among Texas’ top general commercial litigation firms in the Chambers USA guide, with four of the firm lawyers recognized individually for their legal prowess. AZA lawyers were described in the 2019 edition as […]

AZA Associate Neal Sarkar Named 2019 Outstanding Young Lawyer in Houston

HOUSTON – AZA commercial litigator Neal Sarkar has been selected as the 2019 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Houston Young Lawyers Association, a decades-old organization known for its community involvement and leadership. Each year the Outstanding Young Lawyer award recognizes an attorney in the Greater Houston area who best demonstrates professional proficiency, service to the […]

Former AZA Partner Fletcher Featured on Cover of National Lawyers Magazine

HOUSTON – Former AZA partner Lizzie Fletcher, now a U.S. Congresswoman from Texas’ 7th District, was featured on the cover of the Spring 2019 edition of Best Lawyers’ Business Edition in a story about her path from litigator to legislator. In the article “In-House Counsel,” Ms. Fletcher discussed her career move from Big Law to […]

AZA Win Over Google in Patent Infringement Dispute Stands

HOUSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused requests from Google LLC to revisit the court’s ruling in a dispute over three spreadsheet patents asserted by Data Engine Technologies LLC, a unit of Acacia Research Corp. In asking that the appellate court reconsider its ruling, Google called the court’s previous decision […]

AZA Names Four New Partners in Commercial and IP Litigation

HOUSTON – Civil trial law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has announced four new partners for 2019. Scott W. Clark, Ryan Hackney, Michael McBride, and Jane Langdell Robinson, are promoted to partner effective Jan. 28. Mr. Hackney handles primarily complex commercial litigation cases. Messrs. Clark and McBride focus on IP […]

Demetrios Anaipakos Again Named a Top Texas Litigator by International Who’s Who

HOUSTON – Demetrios Anaipakos, partner with Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. or AZA, is one of only 28 lawyers selected as top Texas litigators in 2018 by international publication Who’s Who Legal. Established in 1996, Who’s Who Legal is an international listing of legal practitioners in business law. Those selected by the London-based […]

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 […]

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