AZA Earns Prestigious Chambers USA Rankings for 2021 in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property
May 20, 2021
HOUSTON – Chambers USA, the prestigious independent legal guide, has ranked AZA among the top Texas law firms for both commercial litigation and intellectual property work. This year five of the firm’s lawyers are individually ranked as well, and firm co-founder John Zavitsanos earned a “Spotlight” ranking as one of only 21 top Texas trial lawyers listed.
Mr. Zavitsanos and AZA partner Todd Mensing are ranked for general commercial litigation, partner and co-founder Joe Ahmad for his labor and employment work for companies and executives, and partners Demetrios Anaipakos and Amir Alavi for their IP work.
“The firm has brilliant trial lawyers who try cases all the time,” sources told Chambers about AZA’s commercial litigation group. “They are seasoned in the courtroom, very effective and get good results.”
An enthusiastic AZA client told Chambers about AZA’s litigation group: “AZA is a go-to firm for difficult litigation matters. If a matter is going to be complicated, difficult or requires a lot of strong, creative legal thought, it is one of the first firms that I will go to.”
This marks the eighth year that AZA’s commercial litigation practice has earned recognition by Chambers. It’s the first year the IP practice has been ranked, although AZA has long been recognized by prominent IP specialty guides. The Spotlight ranking earned by Mr. Zavitsanos is used to highlight a select group of standout lawyers.
About AZA’s IP group, one client said: “I have been very impressed with the firm – they are first-rate trial lawyers.” Another IP client told Chambers: “The firm offers great breadth of experience across a range of areas.”
AZA and its lawyers are known for their creativity in the courtroom, frequent trial wins and exceptional technical expertise, especially in intellectual property litigation. The firm is also renowned for its excellent mentoring and quick training of young lawyers, rapidly building their trial readiness. The firm’s clients include a number of major energy companies, healthcare practices, technology companies and company executives.
Chambers USA, published by London-based Chambers and Partners, is considered the gold standard legal guide to business law firms. Ranked firms and practitioners are selected through rigorous research and thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers. Selection criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness and other qualities valued by clients.
AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., 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 2020 among the best in Texas commercial law; by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for nine years running; was named 2019 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.