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AZA Lawyer Zavitsanos Tells Newspaper How Social Media Aids in Jury Selection

HOUSTON – AZA founding partner John Zavitsanos was featured in a Texas Lawyer story explaining how social media research can ferret out crucial information about potential jurors that voir dire and jury questionnaires don’t reveal. The Texas Lawyer article, “Jury Consultants Need Not Apply — Winning Litigator Relies on Web Instead” (subscription required), details how […]

FMC Technologies, Employee Force Cameron to Drop Non-Compete Suit in Texas

HOUSTON – Cameron International Corp. dropped a non-compete agreement lawsuit against oilfield services company FMC Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd and one of its employees after losing key motions in court. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas in Houston granted a joint motion to dismiss the case with prejudice. She previously found that Cameron’s non-compete contract was […]

FMC Technologies and Employee Win Key First Round Against Cameron in Non-Compete Case

HOUSTON – A Texas federal judge ruled for oilfield services company FMC Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd and one of its employees in a non-compete agreement fight with competitor Cameron International Corp. where the FMC employee previously worked. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas found that Cameron’s non-compete contract was overly broad and rejected the company’s motion […]

AZA Named to Best Law Firms in US List For Fifth Year

HOUSTON – For the fifth 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. Houston’s AZA is listed in the 2017 top tier […]

Houston-based AZA Law Firm, Partners Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

HOUSTON – Houston complex commercial litigation law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, and three partners are recognized in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation. The list serves as a national peer-review guide to top law firms and attorneys. AZA received a “Recommended” rating from Benchmark Litigation, now in its ninth […]

AZA Earns National Honors for Best Client Relationships

HOUSTON – The Houston-based litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been named as one of the country’s top law firms for client relations based on a survey of national corporate counsel and business executives. AZA was ranked in the BTI Power Rankings 2016 listing of firms […]

AZA Argues Newspaper Defamation Case Before Texas Supreme Court

 AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney Jane Langdell Robinson, Of Counsel with Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recently argued before the Texas Supreme Court that media reporting on the private lives of a public employee’s family members are not entitled to enhanced protection under the First Amendment when the reporting is not […]

Houston Janitorial Service Wins $7.8 Million from Union Over Disparagement

HOUSTON – A Harris County jury has delivered a $5.3 million verdict against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for wrongly disparaging Professional Janitorial Service of Houston when the company refused to recognize the union without a secret ballot by its employees. The judge added $2.5 million in prejudgement interest for a total of $7.8 […]

Nine Attorneys from Houston’s AZA Named to Texas Super Lawyers List

HOUSTON – Nine attorneys with the Houston-based litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have been named to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list, an annual rating of the state’s most outstanding lawyers. This year, partners Joseph Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos and Todd Mensing also received recognition for being among […]

Nine AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation

HOUSTON – Nine lawyers with the Houston commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for their work in commercial and intellectual property litigation. Best Lawyers, one of the most respected lawyer guides in the country, lists AZA […]

AZA Wins Sanctions Order Against Wells Fargo in Securities Fraud Lawsuit

NEW YORK – A federal judge in New York has sanctioned Wells Fargo Securities LLC for failing to comply with an order in March to produce documents and witnesses for depositions in the securities fraud suit brought by European bank LBBW Luxemburg S.A. The sanctions order is the latest win achieved by lawyers with the […]

Houston Lawyer Todd Mensing of AZA Earns Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Rating

HOUSTON – Commercial litigation attorney Todd Mensing of the Houston law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent peer review rating, the highest possible ranking by the respected guide to the nation’s top lawyers. The annual listing bases its ratings on confidential reviews from attorneys and judges. […]

Bankruptcy Trustee Dismisses Case After Expert Fails On Cross Examination

HOUSTON – The trustee for a bankrupt company decided to drop his lawsuit after watching his expert witness cross examined by an attorney from Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.(AZA), clearing AZA’s clients of claims that they received fraudulently transferred company assets. Rodney Tow, trustee for the estate of the Peterson Group Inc., a […]

International IP Guide Lists AZA Among Top Texas Patent Firms Again

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is recommended as one of the top patent litigation firms in Texas by the London-based intellectual property magazine Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). AZA is described as a “fearsome trial ensemble” with “the tenacity and firepower to prevail in even the toughest cases” in the […]

Chambers USA Ranks AZA Again Among Top Texas Commercial Litigation Firms

HOUSTON – Houston trial law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, once again is being recognized as one of Texas’ top commercial litigation firms after earning a spot in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition to being ranked as a top Texas firm, AZA […]

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