Houston, TX (January 4,2022) Houston trial attorney Mo Aziz of the Houston-based Personal Injury Law Firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner has been recognized by ALM Media, LLC and Texas Lawyer as the “Attorney of the Year” in their Texas Legal Excellence Awards 2021 for his legal achievements throughout the past 18 months.
Mr. Aziz’s list of achievements for this award is highlighted by his work as a lead attorney on the high-profile MGM Resort International mass shooting that took place in 2017. Mr. Aziz represented over 1,000 plaintiffs in the One October Shooting Litigation against MGM Resorts International In Las Vegas, which had a global settlement for over $800 million in 2021. Mr. Aziz also secured a Four-Million-dollar jury verdict in the product liability case Pruitt v Asphalt Zipper in 2020. This trial result was ranked top two verdicts of 2020 in the Products Liability Category (#17 overall) by Verdict Search for the entire Southwest Region. This case was also a National Law Journal Top 100 verdict. The verdict was also believed to be one of the largest, if not the largest, jury verdicts in a civil case in the Waco division of the federal Western District of Texas as stated by the Waco Tribune-Herald. This was Mr. Aziz’s second jury verdict in the last three years to be highly ranked in the Products Liability Category. Lopez v. Polaris Industries Inc. ($6,050,000 verdict) ranked top three verdicts of 2018 in the Products Liability Category for the entire Southwest Region. In addition to the Pruitt trial, Mr. Aziz prepared two trial groups for trial in the Kuraray Plant Explosion case in 2020, with one which settled on the eve of the trial and since then Mr. Aziz has settled all his cases and completed his term as a court appointed Plaintiff Liaison Counsel. Currently, Mr. Aziz is serving as the Court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in two multi district litigation cases—the Arkema Inc. Litigation and the Watson Grinding & Manufacturing Explosion Litigation, in which Mr. Aziz also serves on the Executive Steering Committee.
Mo Aziz has been a Partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner since 2012. His legal
practice focuses on a wide range of litigation topics, including products liability, vehicle accidents, construction accidents, explosions, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death because of accidents and faulty, dangerous products. Mr. Aziz 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. This high level of success in and out of the courtroom has led Mr. Aziz to be selected for inclusion on the Texas Super Lawyers list since 2003, the Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers list since 2016, and the Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers list in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Please join Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in congratulating Mo Aziz on his recognition from the ALM Media, LLC and Texas Lawyer. To learn more about Mr. Aziz or to contact him, please email him or call 713-222-7211.