Demetrios Anaipakos represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation, securities fraud cases, high-stakes employment matters and catastrophic personal injury claims. He has served as lead counsel in numerous significant cases involving damages into the hundreds of millions of dollars, and has tried cases in state and federal courts across the country.
Anaipakos is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction reserved for Texas trial lawyers with a high degree of trial experience and expertise.
Houston’s Daily Court Review has described Anaipakos as a “Houston trial lawyer leaving his mark,” and his high-profile cases and courtroom victories have attracted local, state-wide, and national attention. He has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The National Law Journal, Houston Chronicle, Texas Lawyer and many other national and international publications. He also has appeared on numerous television shows including Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, and many local and regional newscasts.
After graduating from law school, Anaipakos clerked for the Honorable Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has received numerous accolades for his legal work, and has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America as well as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Texas in the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing. He is recognized for his General Commercial Litigation work in Texas by the highly respected Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, published by London-based Chambers and Partners. He is BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Anaipakos was hired a few months before trial to help Versata with the retrial of a significant patent case. Mr. Anaipakos and the AZA legal team were tasked with developing lost profits for Versata. On the eve of trial, the Court dismissed everything but the lost profits claim that AZA developed. With AZA’s help, Versata the second largest patent verdict reported to Verdict Search nationwide in 2011 as of May 31.
Mr. Anaipakos represented limited partners and their limited partnerships in a securities fraud claim against a publicly traded energy oilfield services company and its investment bankers in connection with a secondary public offering of the company’s stock.
Mr. Anaipakos represented investors and a limited partnership in a jury trial alleging various breaches of fiduciary duties by the management of the partnerships.
Mr. Anaipakos successfully represented Billy Gillispie, former head coach of the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Team, in litigation against the University of Kentucky Athletics Association and in defense of claims filed by the University of Kentucky. The case was closely monitored by the national media, and Mr. Anaipakos obtained a $3.25 million settlement in favor of his client; the settlement required the defendants to pay all of Coach Gillispie’s legal fees incurred to bring the case.
Mr. Anaipakos represents a highly-successful energy trader and former employee in his multi-million-dollar claims against Saracen Energy and others.
In an alleged class action, Mr. Anaipakos is lead counsel for a putative class of passengers alleging various breaches of warranty in connection with the alleged failure of the carrier to comply with various airworthiness directives.
Mr. Anaipakos represents a significant number of former franchisees of DHL in major litigation pending in New York, Texas, and elsewhere relating to DHL’s decision to discontinue domestic overnight delivery services.
Mr. Anaipakos represented the management team of an energy trading operation in connection with the decision by the trading company to discontinue its operations.
Mr. Anaipakos represented a software company in a bet-the-company copyright infringement matter. The case settled on favorable terms on the eve of Mr. Anaipakos deposing the key defense witnesses.
Mr. Anaipakos handled an audit malpractice case against KPMG on behalf of investors in an investment partnership. The settlement of the case was extraordinary, but is confidential at the request of the auditing firm.