Feb. 15, 2022 – Texas Lawyer and ALM Media, LLC recognized the legal accomplishments of University of Houston Law Center alumnus Muhammad “Mo” Aziz ’04 by naming him “Attorney of the Year” in their 2021 Texas Legal Excellence Awards which honor legal careers impacting the Texas legal profession.
“This award is different than other achievements,” Aziz said. “It is actually from your peers, and I am very surprised to be chosen.”
Aziz was regaled for his success in representing over 1,300 victims and survivors in litigation over a mass shooting in Las Vegas and settling for $800 million; taking lead roles and representing claimants in mass torts; and securing a $4 million verdict in a product liability case.
“I am very passionate about my work,” Aziz said. “The heart and effort I put into it is very rewarding, and helping my client is what really drives me.”
His catastrophic personal injury cases include products liability, refinery and chemical plant explosions, passenger bus accidents, construction accidents, sexual abuse and wrongful death. Aziz’s caseload is diverse and often high-profile due to client appreciation and legal success.
“I am honored, surprised and humbled to have been selected by fellow attorneys,” Aziz stated. “A lot of good lawyers that I have looked up to in my career have earned this, and it means a lot for me to be chosen as well.”
Board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Aziz has secured over $450 million in settlements and verdicts during his time at the firm, expanding his practice to include multi-district litigation, representing clients nationwide in claims against major corporations.
“The firm gives me a platform to do things I wouldn’t have been able to do on my own,” Aziz said. “It presents me with unique opportunities to get involved with both local and national recognition, prompting me to expand my horizons.”
Aziz has been repetitively named as a Texas Super Lawyer, Top 100: Texas Super Lawyer and Top 100: Houston Super Lawyer and featured on Houstonia Magazine’s Top Lawyer List. He is a former recipient of the Distinguished Member Award from the South Asian Bar Association of Houston which recognized his significant contribution to the legal community throughout his career.
“The award is just a bonus; there is really no limit to what I can achieve here,” Aziz said. “I must simply keep going, working hard and helping our clients.”
Aziz began working with the personal injury law firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner as an associate attorney in 2006, advancing to partner in 2012 and has served on committees of various endeavors, consistently working to prepare, execute and perfect his legal skills.
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