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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.

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Languages spoken: Urdu, Punjabi

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Practice areas

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  1. Defective Products: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%

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Contact info

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend

800 Commerce Street
Houston, TX, 77002

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Super Lawyers Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Super Lawyers Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Top Lawyers for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2010
Super Lawyers Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Super Lawyers Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Super Lawyers Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Spring Round Scholarship WinnerTax Bar Association2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Supreme Court Historical SocietyMember2012 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
South Asian American Bar Association of HoustonMember2004 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2004 - Present
Texas Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationDirector2011 - 2012
Houston Bar AssociationCLE Committee Member2009 - 2010
North American South Asian Bar AssociationBoard Member2009 - 2010
State Bar of TexasLegal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee2009 - 2010
South Asian American Bar Association of HoustonVice President2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: Hurricane Rita Evacuation Bus Fire; (206th Judicial District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas 2005)Global settlement 88 million
Rosabala Mendez, et al. vs. Capricorn Bus Lines, Inc., et al; (165th Judicial District of Harris County District Clerk 2008)10 million global settlement
Aurelio Corona Sr., et al vs. Bridge Terminal Transport et al; (165th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas 2006)5 million
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Lawyer"Inadmissible - Recruiting Fees"2011
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin"Recruiting Firm in Lawyer Move Entitled to $350,000 Fee"2011
Texas Bar CLE Instructor"Complex Bus Litigation" at "Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case"2010
Houston Bar Association CLE"Fire Cause and Origin Experts"2009
Houston Chronicle"Loaning Charter Bus Insurance a Legal Means of Travel Business"2008
Houston Press"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"2008
Houston Press"Death at West Oaks Hospital"2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of LondonN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case""Complex Bus Litigation" , Texas Bar CLE Instructor2010
Speaker"Victim's Rights"N/A
CLE Instructor"Fire Cause and Origin Experts"N/A