AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation and Appellate Law
August 15, 2018

HOUSTON – Ten lawyers with Houston trial law firm AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, won national recognition in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, Steve Mitby, Tim Shelby and Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher, and of counsel David Warden and Jane Langdell Robinson were all listed among the nation’s best. Mr. Ahmad has been selected to the widely respected peer-review guide for 17 consecutive years, and Mr. Zavitsanos for 14 years.

The eight partners all earned honors for their work in commercial litigation, with Mr. Mensing also being recognized for construction litigation. Mr. Warden was selected for his expertise in intellectual property litigation and patent law. Ms. Robinson, earning her first appearance on the list, was recognized for her appellate practice.

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.

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. Clients who were surveyed were effusive. “Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing is our go-to firm for any high-stakes litigation. They are smart, tough and effective,” said the chief financial officer of a national energy infrastructure company.

“I have been around and used a number of law firms and lawyers over the years. This includes the top large firms and litigation boutique firms in Houston. AZA (lawyers) are as good as it gets,” another client told the researchers.

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, intellectual property, and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2018 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 2018; and previously by Law360 as 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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