AZA Listed Among 10 Boutiques ‘Giving BigLaw a Run for its Money’
July 9, 2015

HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, is one of only 10 boutique firms nationally that are being recognized by the legal news publication Law360 for successfully challenging the country’s biggest law firms.

Law360 says the 2015 list of the country’s leading trial boutiques includes firms “that have established brands on par with the biggest firms” and are “less expensive and easier for clients to get on the phone.”

The Law360 article, “10 Boutiques Giving BigLaw a Run for its Money,” notes AZA’s focus on energy and intellectual property law, saying the firm has “built on an already strong reputation by securing a $16 million jury verdict in February against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on behalf of Rembrandt Wireless Technologies LP. The win increased its strong trial reputation, which also got a boost last year from an $11.4 million verdict for client Function One Consulting Group LLC.”

The article also points to the firm’s impressive roster of high-profile clients, which includes Apache Corp. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., among others.

Jack Hopper of Texas-based Kinney Recruiting, one of the independent experts quoted in the story, says AZA’s success has him believing the boutique trend will continue in Texas: “If you can get the same or better quality lawyering in a more nimble environment with less bill rate pressure, why wouldn’t it continue?”

Earlier this year, AZA was recommended among the top seven U.S. plaintiff patent firms by international magazine Intellectual Asset Management, which publishes a guide to the world’s leading patent lawyers. AZA has built an impressive record litigating patent infringement, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases.

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 in Chambers USA 2015 among the best in Texas commercial law; U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms in 2014; and Law360 as one of only 13 Texas Powerhouse law firms. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000. Read more at


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