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Houston Clinics Pay $4.3 Million to Settle Doctor’s False Claims Lawsuit over Medicare Bills

HOUSTON – The operators of a network of wound care clinics have paid $4.3 million to the federal government to settle claims that they billed Medicare for treatment by unqualified therapists, ending a lawsuit by a Houston doctor who blew the whistle on them. Dr. Caroline Fife, a specialist in wound care and professor at […]

Three AZA Attorneys Named to ‘Who’s Who in Energy’ List

HOUSTON – Three attorneys from the complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have been named to Houston’s “Who’s Who in Energy” list for 2013. Founding partner John Zavitsanos and partners Sean Gorman and Todd Mensing are all recognized as influential leaders in the energy industry […]

AZA Earns Selection to Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame

DALLAS – The complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been named to the inaugural Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame by Texas Lawyer newspaper for winning one of the top intellectual property verdicts in the state. AZA’s victory was the fifth largest on a list […]

Fort Bend Man Scores Appellate Win in Libel Case Against Newspaper, Reporter

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court has affirmed the bulk of a jury verdict totaling nearly $1.1 million after jurors found that a newspaper and reporter libeled the son of a former Fort Bend County chief deputy sheriff. “It’s highly unusual for a newspaper to lose a libel verdict on appeal. We are happy to […]

AZA Wins Sizable Legal Fees Award for CITGO in Unusual Eviction Case

HOUSTON – A judge in Bryan, Texas, awarded a stunning $187,000 in attorneys’ fees to CITGO Petroleum Corp. after it won an unusually complex eviction case litigated by attorneys Monica Uddin and Alisa Lipski of Houston’s Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA. The case itself and the amount of legal fees are […]

Houston Law Firm AZA Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial Litigation

Litigation boutique wins national recognition from The Best Lawyers in America HOUSTON – The Houston-based complex commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. (or AZA) is being recognized as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” yet again by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in […]

Houston Appeals Court Affirms Sizable Legal Fee Award to AZA Client

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court upheld a jury award of $750,000 in attorneys’ fees for AZA’s client – a ruling that means the award will stand as the fourth-largest defense verdict delivered in Texas in 2011. Attorney Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher of Houston’s Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing P.C. (or AZA) successfully defended Mistras […]

Plains Gas Solutions Sues Tennessee Gas Pipeline for at Least $100 Million, Claiming Breach of Contract

HOUSTON – Houston-based Plains Gas Solutions, LLC, sued other Houston companies – Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., LLC, (TGP) and Kinetica Partners, LLC and affiliates – for breach of contract and more for diverting promised gas from a Louisiana gas-processing plant, rendering it unable to function as designed. In a lawsuit filed in Harris County District […]

AZA’s Paloma Zepeda Helps Maryland Black Colleges Win Federal Ruling Against Policies Favoring White Schools

HOUSTON – Attorney Paloma Zepeda of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recently helped Maryland’s historically black colleges win a federal ruling that the state must change education policies that give predominantly white state universities an unfair advantage. The Oct. 7 ruling by Judge Catherine C. Blake in the U.S. District […]

Quality Hiring by Houston Legal Boutique AZA Noted in News Story on Buyer’s Market for Law Firms

HOUSTON – Accomplished Houston attorney John Zavitsanos, a name partner in the commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recently was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle about the high level of talent his firm hires. The story, “New lawyers face law of diminishing returns” (Houston Chronicle subscription required), looks at […]

Seven from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Honored in Texas Super Lawyers

Name partners Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos earn Houston Top 100 rankings HOUSTON – The publishers of Texas Super Lawyers have named seven attorneys from the Houston complex litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, to the 2013 list of the state’s top attorneys. AZA name partners Joseph Ahmad, […]

Houston Law Boutique AZA Wins International Intellectual Property Client Choice Award

HOUSTON – The Houston law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being honored as the Texas Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year by the firm’s clients and the publishers of Global Law Experts, a United Kingdom-based guide to leading attorneys throughout the world. AZA is named in the “Client […]

Six Attorneys from Houston’s AZA Litigation Boutique Named to National Best Lawyers List for Commercial Litigation

Small firm of top lawyers handles high-stakes, complex cases in U.S., international jurisdictions HOUSTON – Six attorneys from the Houston complex litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, are being recognized among the top lawyers in the nation for commercial litigation in the 2014 edition of The […]

AZA Law Firm Celebrating 20 Years of Growth in Houston

Firm, partners responsible for making law, among top legal counsel in the state HOUSTON – Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is celebrating two decades of legal firsts, successful work for clients and overall firm growth since opening its doors with only two attorneys 20 years ago this month. Founded in […]

Texas Company Wins Venue Fight Against Toyota in Eastern District Patent Cases

HOUSTON – Representing American Vehicular Sciences LLC, attorneys from Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, P.C., (or AZA) defeated a motion by Toyota Motor Corp. to change the venue of a major group of patent cases that were filed by the firm in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Last […]

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