Eleven AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate Law
August 15, 2019

HOUSTON – Eleven lawyers with Houston trial law firm AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, won national recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. That includes 75 percent of AZA partners.

AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, and Tim Shelby were all rated for commercial litigation along with Of Counsel Shawn Bates and associate Sammy Ford IV. It is the first year Messrs. Bates and Ford have made the list. Mr. Mensing was also honored for his construction litigation work.

Partner Jane Langdell Robison was rated for her appellate skills and partner Scott W. Clark was honored for his intellectual property litigation prowess for the first time. Of Counsel David Warden was recognized for his both his expertise in patent work and IP litigation.

Best Lawyers honorees are selected through a peer-review survey relying on confidential evaluations by other lawyers in the same or related specialties and within the same geographic regions. Best Lawyers is the oldest U.S. peer-review publication covering the legal profession.

Several of the AZA lawyers have earned this honor for a decade or more. Mr. Ahmad was first named in 2003, Mr. Zavitsanos in 2006 and Mr. Anaipakos in 2010.

AZA is also on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers list of Best Law Firms, ranked in the top tier of area metropolitan firms for commercial litigation.

AZA or 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, intellectual property, and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2019 among the best in Texas commercial law; 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 1000.


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