Muhammad Aziz

Muhammad Aziz

Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-587-9668
800-580-9121
Fax:
713-225-0827
E-mail:

Muhammad S. Aziz has been a Partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend since 2012 and an associate since 2006. His legal practice focuses on a wide range of litigation topics, including: products liability, passenger bus accidents, construction accidents, misappropriation of trade secrets, wrongful imprisonment, and legal recruiting fee disputes. Mo, who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a highly recognized trial attorney and has played a major role in obtaining settlements and verdicts exceeding 100 million dollars. Recently he has expanded his practice to include multi-district litigation, in which he represents clients around the nation in their claims against major corporations.

Mo served on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the In Re: Hurricane Rita Evacuation Bus Fire, where he played a lead role in the settlement of the Hurricane Rita evacuation bus fire disaster, in which 23 elderly citizens perished. He has also served on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Victoria Bus Litigation, where he represented 37 claimants from a single bus rollover accident near Victoria, Texas. Currently, he serves on the four member Plaintiffs' Executive Steering Committee in the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion, which resulted in 15 fatalities, several hundred injuries, and several hundred millions in property damage.

Mo's diverse caseload enables him to grasp complex legal and factual issues in his cases. This allows him to view cases with a unique perspective and often times discover additional causes of actions not readily identifiable. Mo's success has earned him the highest levels of respect with clients and peers in a wide range of fields; in particular, the oil and gas industry, financial service companies, engineering and architectural firms, and the automotive industry. This high level of success in the courtroom and respect garnered outside of it, has led Mo to being selected for inclusion on the Texas Rising Stars list annually since 2008 and most recently selected for inclusion on the Texas Super Lawyers list for 2013 as published by Super Lawyers. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 40 Texas Attorneys Under 40 since 2012 as well as one of the Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers since 2013 by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Mo's success is reflected in his aggressive style in preparing every case. He is known for his unflinching work ethic, regularly working late nights and weekends, to ensure that attention is paid to every detail. Prior to attending the University of Houston Law Center, Mo obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, England. He worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers as a business assurance auditor for four years.

Mo enjoys running and CrossFit workouts. Mo is married to Anne, his law school classmate.

Areas of Practice

  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Defects
  • Business Litigation
  • 18 Wheeler & Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Admiralty & Maritime Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Damage
  • Burns
  • Construction Accidents
  • DWI Accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Environmental Law
  • Explosions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Offshore Injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Patent Infringement
  • Petrochemical Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Quadriplegia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specializations, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2004

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of London, London, England, U.K.
    • LLB (Bachelor of Laws) - 2000
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • "Inadmissible - Recruiting Fees", Texas Lawyer, 2011
  • "Recruiting Firm in Lawyer Move Entitled to $350,000 Fee", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2011
  • "METRO Rider Claims Crash Broke His Back", ABC 13, 2010
  • "Loaning Charter Bus Insurance a Legal Means of Travel Business", Houston Chronicle, 2008
  • "Mental Anguish - Go to Texas West Oaks Hospital, You Might be Helped. Or You Might be Shut in a Room All Alone and End up like Amanda, with a Broken Arm. Or Dead", Houston Press, 2008
  • "Death at West Oaks Hospital", Houston Press, 2007

Representative Cases

  • Jeanette Miller, Individually et al. vs. Ford Motor Company, et al; (334th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas 2009)
  • Rosabala Mendez, et al. vs. Capricorn Bus Lines, Inc., et al; (165th Judicial District of Harris County District Clerk 2008)
  • Carol and Charles Hucklebridge vs. Jose S. Leos, Ruben T. Martinez d/b/a MTZ Transport Co., and Chuck's Trucking Ltd.; (131st Judicial District of Bexar County, Texas 2007)
  • Charles Fuqua vs. Encompass Insurance; (80th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas 2007)
  • Richard Bozeman and Mona Lowe vs. Tomas Calixto; (281st Judicial District of Harris County, Texas 2007)
  • Aurelio Corona Sr., et al vs. Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc., et al; (165th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas 2006)
  • BNP Petroleum Corporation vs. General Turbine Systems of Texas, Inc., et al; (234th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas 2006)
  • In Re: Hurricane Rita Evacuation Bus Fire; (206th Judicial District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas 2005)
  • CB Legal Search L.L.C. vs. Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, L.L.P.; (Southern District of Texas, Houston Division)

Classes/Seminars

  • Presentation on "Complex Bus Litigation" at "Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case", Texas Bar CLE Instructor
  • Presentation on "Fire Cause and Origin Experts", Houston Bar Association CLE Instructor
  • Speaker on "Victim's Rights", Houston Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • *Texas Super Lawyers honors as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly, 2013
  • Top Lawyers 2013 list - Personal Injury, Business/Commercial, Product Liability, Houstonia Magazine, 2013
  • *Texas Rising Star honors as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2008 - 2013
  • Superb Rated Attorney, AVVO
  • **H Texas Top Lawyers for the People honor as presented by H Texas Magazine., 2008
  • Tax Bar Association - Spring Round Scholarship Winner, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Elected Director, Position 5, 2012
  • Houston Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Texas Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, CLE Committee Member, 2009 - 2010
  • State Bar of Texas, Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee, 2009 - 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Bankston Riley LLP, Associate, 2004 - 2006
  • Coopers & Lybrand (a member firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers), Business Assurance and Taxation Senior, 1997 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • HBA LegalLine, 2006 - Present
  • Shifa Legal Clinic, 2011 - Present

Languages

  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi