Jon Azano represents clients across Texas in matters ranging from insurance fraud litigation to major construction defect litigation to corporate formation.

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Jon Azano

Senior Counsel

T: 972-980-3257     F: 972-934-9200     jazano@feesmith.com

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, Senior Counsel, Jon Azano

PRACTICE AREAS

 

Commercial/Business Litigation

Insurance Litigation

Construction Liability and Defects

Consumer Litigation

Investment/Tax Litigation

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2001

 

Trinity University, B.A., 1998

 

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

Texas

 

PROFESSIONAL

AFFILIATIONS

 

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Texas Young Lawyers Association

 

COURT ADMISSIONS

 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Jon Azano comes to the firm with more than 10 years of experience in representing clients across Texas in matters ranging from insurance fraud litigation to major construction defect litigation to corporate formation. Approximately 90 percent of Mr. Azano's practice is dedicated to litigation, with an emphasis on representing plaintiffs in complex business litigation disputes and construction defect litigation. He has successfully defended these individuals and entities, often in "bet the company" litigation, and has first chair trial experience in Dallas, Harris and Montgomery counties. He practices in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, arbitration and mediation.

 

In addition to Mr. Azano's litigation practice, he regularly counsels clients with respect to interpretation, drafting and negotiation of contracts, particularly in the construction field. His experience with transactional matters is an asset when litigation necessitates the interpretation and understanding of contractual provisions.

 

As a former small business owner, Mr. Azano understands the needs of Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo's clients. With this experience, Mr. Azano has assisted the firm's small business clients with matters involving corporate formation and related issues to protect both corporate and individual assets.

 

 

Representative Matters

 

Obtaining dismissal of negligent design lawsuit for structural engineer client in residential dispute.

 

Obtaining dismissal of negligent construction lawsuit for contractor client in property dispute.

 

Securing specific performance under real estate contract of valuable property for client in contested real estate contract dispute.

 

Obtaining dismissal after trial on the merits for ambulatory surgery center in contract dispute.

 

Obtaining a no damages verdict after trial on the merits for national insurer in policyholder dispute.

 

Obtaining reversal on appeal of Medicare fraud judgment for physician's association.

 

Obtaining summary judgment on affirmative claims for Plaintiff in maritime dispute and a no liability verdict for client on counterclaim.

 

 

Recent Trial Victories

 

Cause No. DC-0806976 Grahmasco, Inc. v. Prattco Ventana, LP in Dallas County District Court.

 

Obtained full damages verdict including attorneys' fees for client in lien foreclosure lawsuit and a no liability verdict on opposing party's counterclaim.

 

 

Appellate Victories

 

NO. 14-04-00916-CV Texas Court of Appeals [14th District] Humble Community Bank v. Mid-Century Insurance (2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 3601).

 

Obtained appellate judgment that affirmed summary judgment dismissal of alleged surety in bond dispute.

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