AZA Distinctions

We aren’t the shy types, whether in court or in communicating our successes. 

  • AZA Named 2015, 2019, and 2021 boutique Litigation Department of the Year and given a 2017 Specialty Practice Award by Texas Lawyer news magazine

  • AZA co-founder John Zavitsanos named one of the top 10 Plaintiff lawyers of 2021 in the nation by Law360

  • AZA partner Jason McManis named one of five Trial Rising Stars in the nation for 2021 by Law360 

  • AZA named top national finalist in NLJ Elite Trial Lawyers for Insurance Law for 2021, named the top in 2020 as well 

  • Chambers USA – AZA, firm attorneys again earned Chambers USA Commercial Litigation Honors in Texas 

  • U.S. News/Best Law Firms – AZA Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation (10th year) 

  • Best Lawyers in America – crowd of AZA lawyers named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch year after year 

  • Nationally top-ranked for years in many categories by Vault for mid-sized firms  

  • Benchmark Litigation – Houston’s AZA law firm, several partners regularly earn Litigation Star honors 

  • AZA selected to Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame– Texas Lawyer 

  • AZA makes national and Texas verdicts of the year list many years, one year it was on both plaintiff and defense sides 

  • Lawyers at AZA regularly named Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas/Houston  

  • Multiple AZA lawyers named Texas Super Lawyers every year since 2003 

  • AZA’s young lawyers named to Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list 

  • AZA listed by Law360 among 10 Boutiques “Giving Big Law a Run for its Money” 

  • AZA earns “Most Feared Law Firms” ranking in a BTI National Corporate Counsel Survey  

  • AZA named to BTI Power Rankings list for best client Relationships 

  • AZA and its IP lawyers named among Top U.S. Patent Firms in IAM’s acclaimed international IP Guide  

  • AZA named among the best performing IPR law firms in the country in Patexia Inc’s IPR Intelligence Report 

  • AZA is named among both Top Energy and Top IP Law Firms in Houston Business Journal Law Guide 



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