AZA and Name Partners Earn Honors in Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 Guide 
September 30, 2021

HOUSTON – AZA and firm partners Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos  earned recognition as Litigation Stars for the seventh year in a row from peer-review guide Benchmark Litigation, which honors preeminent litigation practitioners across the U.S. 

Benchmark makes its selections based on extensive interviews with trial lawyers, dispute resolution specialists and their clients as well as analysis of significant cases and firm developments. The guide for 2022 ranks AZA as “Recommended” for its dispute resolution work and “Highly Recommended” for its labor and employment litigation. 

This year, Mr. Ahmad was recognized as a Litigation Star in both Texas and the South region for labor and employment work. Mr. Zavitsanos earned Texas honors for this commercial litigation. For the full list of 2022 Benchmark Litigation honorees, visit 

AZA has racked up multiple honors this year, including national recognition as an Elite Trial Law Firm by the National Law Journal and a ranking by Chambers USA as a leading Texas firm for its commercial litigation and intellectual property work. Mr. Zavitsanos earned a Chambers Spotlight ranking, one of only 21 Texas lawyers to achieve that recognition. 

Twelve AZA lawyers were selected for the 2022 Best Lawyers in America guide for commercial, IP and personal injury litigation and for appellate work. Another dozen firm lawyers made Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” list of top midcareer attorneys. And most recently, 10 AZA lawyers made the Texas Super Lawyers list, with firm co-founders Mr. Ahmad and Mr. Zavitsanos ranked among the top 100 lawyers in the state for their trial skills. 

AZA is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, healthcare, intellectual property, and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2021 among the best in Texas commercial law and intellectual property; by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for nine years running; has been named Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer; and was previously dubbed by Law360 a Texas Powerhouse law firm. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 500.   


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