AZA Earns Texas Super Lawyers Honors; Three Make Top 100 Lists 
October 19, 2020

HOUSTON – Seven lawyers with AZA, or Ahmad, ZavitsanosAnaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., have earned recognition for 2020 by Texas Super Lawyers, a peer-review guide to the state’s top attorneys.  

AZA co-founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos are once again being honored among the top 100 lawyers in the state for their exceptional trial skills. Mr. Ahmad was selected for his labor and employment law expertise, and Mr. Zavitsanos was chosen for his business litigation work.  

Both also made Super Lawyers’ list of Top 100 Houston attorneys, along with firm partner Todd Mensingwho was selected for his business litigation talents. 

Nationally known for its success at trial and in negotiations, AZA has four other lawyers on the 2020 list of honorees – all for business litigation. They are firm partners Amir Alavi, Demetrios Anaipakos and Tim Shelby and of counsel David Warden 

These highly rated litigators represent a variety of businesses in industries ranging from energy to healthcare and including several Fortune 500 companies. The firm has earned national honors for its intellectual property work as well as business litigation. 

Thomson Reuters-owned Super Lawyers recognizes no more than 5 percent of lawyers in each state. Selection is based on peer nominations, third-party feedback, professional achievement and independent review. The complete list of Texas honorees will appear in the November issues of Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly magazines.  

Earlier this year, nine other AZA attorneys made Super Lawyers’ list of Texas Rising Stars, which recognizes leading lawyers age 40 or younger or who have been in practice no more than 10 years. The full list of AZA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2020 is available here. 

AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing 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 eight 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 and 1000. 


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