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AZA Wins $9M Jury Verdict in Texas Patent Infringement Case Against Motorola

MARSHALL, Texas – Houston patent trial lawyer Demetrios Anaipakos of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has won a $9 million federal jury verdict for Texas-based patent licensing company Saint Lawrence Communications LLC against technology heavyweight Motorola Mobility LLC for patent infringement. After a week-long trial, jurors in the U.S. District Court […]

AZA on National List with Big Law for ‘Best Branded’ in GC Survey

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized as one of the “best branded” law firms in the country based on a survey of corporate counsel at the world’s most influential companies. AZA made the BTI Brand Elite 2017 list along with some of the biggest law firms in […]

Sammy Ford Is Fourth AZA Lawyer Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is pleased to announce that firm attorney Sammy Ford IV has been elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an elite group of the country’s leading judges and civil trial lawyers. Joining firm founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos and partner […]

Nine from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Earn 2017 Texas Rising Stars Honors

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is pleased to announce that nine firm attorneys have been named to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state’s leading young lawyers. AZA associate Sammy Ford IV was named a “Top 100 Texas Up & Coming” lawyer for his personal injury […]

AZA Wins Dismissal of Landry’s Defamation Suit over Houston Aquarium Tigers

HOUSTON – A judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Landry’s Inc. restaurant chain and its Downtown Aquarium that claimed the Animal Legal Defense Fund defamed Landry’s by publicly commenting on the controversial treatment of four endangered white tigers kept at an aquarium exhibit. Harris County District Judge Steven Kirkland ordered Landry’s to pay $450,000 […]

AZA Lawyer Monica Uddin Quoted in Houston Media for Airport Immigration Aid

HOUSTON – Monica Uddin, an associate at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, was featured in the Houston Chronicle and Houstonia magazine for her pro bono work helping immigrants detained at Houston’s international airport. Ms. Uddin was quoted in a front-page Houston Chronicle story headlined, Lawyers, aiding those caught in Trump travel […]

AZA’s Jane Langdell Robinson Earns Prestigious Civil Appellate Law Certification

HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is pleased to announce that Jane Langdell Robinson was one of only eight lawyers to be Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization this year. This specialization focuses on proceedings brought before […]

WSJ: Texas Union Fights to Stay in Bankruptcy after Losing Defamation Case

HOUSTON – The Wall Street Journal reported that one of the country’s largest unions is trying to remain in bankruptcy as it confronts a $7.8 million defamation judgment against it won by Professional Janitorial Service of Houston Inc. in a Harris County court. The Texas branch of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) asked a […]

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Anti-SLAPP Motion Against Landry’s Defamation Suit

HOUSTON – The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a motion asking a Harris County judge to dismiss a baseless lawsuit filed by Landry’s Inc. and the Downtown Aquarium Inc. that claims the animal protection organization defamed Landry’s restaurant simply by publicly commenting on the long-controversial mistreatment of four white tigers, Nero, Marina, Coral and Reef. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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