Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner In The News

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the longest standing personal injury law firm in Texas. Over the years, we have obtained millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of accident victims.

Our attorneys are frequently interviewed, and our firm is often cited in news outlets in Texas and nationwide. Below is a sampling of recent media mentions.

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Media Mentions

Houston Law School Gets $3M from local attorney for new diversity center
October 21, 2021 (The Business Journals) – South Texas College of Law Houston has received a $3 million gift for the school’s new diversity center. The donation from Houston trial attorney Benny Agosto Jr. and his wife, Nikki, is one of the largest single gifts to any law school for this purpose, STCL Houston said. In recognition of the gift, the new center will be named The Benny Agosto Jr. Diversity Center at South Texas College of Law Houston. 

Family of Houston Rockets scout files wrongful death suit after bicycle accident
January 12, 2021 (13 Eyewitness News) – On October 15, 2020, Brent “BJ” Johnson was killed while riding his bicycle on a stretch of unfinished sidewalk on Alameda Parkway and Shadow Creek. The of sidewalk where the accident occurred was unfinished and under construction, and there was no warning. The front tire of BJ’s bike entered this stretch of sidewalk, causing him to crash, fall, and break his neck.

BJ was a personnel scout for the Houston Rockets and well-respected member of the NBA community. Attorneys Benny Agosto, Jr. and Edward Festeryga are representing BJ’s widow and son in a wrongful death suit against Pulice Construction, Inc.

Mother still fighting for justice after crash kills husband, 2 children
December 30, 2020 (Click2Houston) – On November 28, 2020, Justin Pena and his four- and two-year-old children were tragically killed by drunk driver David Geissen at an intersection in Brazoria County. His wife, Monica Mendez, who lost her husband and children in the accident, is filing a wrongful death lawsuit with help from firm partner Mo Aziz.

Family of gospel singer killed in crash file wrongful death lawsuit
February 19, 2020 (Fox 26 Houston) – The family of gospel singer LaTonya Earl, who was tragically killed in a car accident on February 14, 2020, is being represented by firm attorneys Mo Aziz and Angelina Wike. The accident occurred after wet cement spilled onto Old Humble Road from a cement truck owned by Lattimore Materials Corporation. Another driver hit the wet cement, lost control of the vehicle, and veered into oncoming traffic. The accident resulted in the tragic deaths of that driver, as well as LaTonya Earl.

Grandmother’s death leaves family angry at vacation company
February 16, 2020 (13 Eyewitness News) – The family of Diane Hendricks, a beloved mother and grandmother who drowned on July 20, 2019, while on a snorkeling excursion on Turks and Caicos Islands, is suing Sandals Resorts International and Unique Vacations for negligence. Firm patner Mo Aziz is representing the family.

Spate of Texas chemical accidents leads to investigations, suits
February 6, 2020 (Bloomberg Environment) – Firm partner Benny Agosto, Jr., was interviewed by Bloomberg Environment regarding his lawsuit against KMCO. There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of a fatal explosion and fire at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, which occurred on April 2, 2019. The article looks into the recent wave of explosions at chemical plants in the Houston area since 2018.

Houston explosion: Worker’s family files wrongful death suit
January 27, 2020 (13 Eyewitness News) – The family of a man who was killed in the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing explosion on January 24, 2020 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. His family is represented by firm attorneys Mo Aziz and Karl Long.

Explosion victim’s family to file wrongful death lawsuit
January 26, 2020 (Houston Chronicle) – The family of an explosion victim who was killed in the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing explosion on January 24, 2020 is represented by firm attorneys Mo Aziz and Karl Long.

¿Qué derechos tienen las familias afectadas por la explosión al noroeste de Houston? (What rights do families affected by the explosion in northwest Houston have?)
January 24, 2020 (Univision Houston) – Firm attorney Benny Agosto, Jr. answered questions about the rights of victims and surrounding neighbors affected by the massive explosion that occurred on January 24, 2020 at the Watson Grinding & Manufacturing facility in northwest Houston.

Lawyer: Bus company stranded Houston passengers in Mexico after deadly crash
December 30, 2019 (KHOU 11) – Survivors of a deadly bus crash in Mexico are suing the bus company and its owner, who may have fled the scene of the accident. Attorneys Muhammad Aziz and Angelina Wike are representing one of the families involved in the crash.

Family of Texas couple who died from H₂S exposure files lawsuit against companies
October 30, 2019 (WFAA) – Jacob and Natalee Dean were exposed to hydrogen sulfate at a pump house Jacob was responding to for Aghorn and Abraham Watkins is representing the surviving family.

Lawsuit filed against gas, transportation companies after husband, wife killed by hydrogen sulfide gas exposure
October 30, 2019 (KCBD) – Abraham Watkins has filed suit against Aghorn Operating, Inc., Aghorn Oil & Gas, Inc., Gilliam’s Aghorn Energy, Inc., and Sentinel Transportation, LLC on behalf of the families of Jacob Dean and Natalee Dean.

Victims of Las Vegas massacre – the deadliest US shooting – could get up to $800M from MGM
October 3, 2019 (USA Today) – Muhammad Aziz’s from Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner represents more than 1,300 victims and survivors of the Las Vegas Massacre two years ago.

Settlement for victims of Las Vegas massacre worth up to $800 million
October 4, 2019 (Los Angeles Times) – Mo Aziz, who represented more than 1,300 plaintiffs, said most of his clients weren’t interested in holding gun makers accountable in the Las Vegas massacre.

MGM says it will pay up to $800 million to victims of Las Vegas massacre in settlement
October 3, 2019 (Washington Post) – Muhammad S. Aziz, an attorney who said he participated in the settlement agreement and is representing more than 1,300 victims and survivors of the attack, said in a statement that it “sends a strong message to the hospitality industry that all steps necessary to prevent mass shootings must be taken.”

$800 million settlement announced with victims of Las Vegas massacre
October 3, 2019 (ABC News) – “While we cannot eliminate the physical and emotional scars suffered by the thousands of people impacted by this tragic event, we hope this resolution will provide some sense of closure to our clients,” said Mo Aziz who represents more than 1,300 victims and survivors of the mass shooting.

Lawsuit against PGE Transport and H-E-B seeks at least $1 million
August 29, 2019 (KTSA 107.1) – A lawsuit has been filed against H-E-B and PGE Transport in connection with a fatal crash on IH 10 in Fayette County involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck. Karl Long from Abraham Watkins is representing two men who were severely injured in the accident.

Lawsuit filed against company that operated Baytown industrial facility where two workers died
August 26, 2019 (Houston Chronicle) – Abraham Watkins filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that operates the facility where a worker was killed in a workplace accident, along with the company for which the victim worked.

Katy Family Files Lawsuit After Boy Drowns in Neighborhood Pool
July 2, 2019 (KHOU-11) – After a boy drowned in a neighborhood pool in Katy, his family hired Abraham Watkins for a lawsuit involving the subdivision and the lifeguard on duty at the time.