AZA Ranked Among Top Texas Commercial Litigation Firms by Chambers USA
May 30, 2017

HOUSTON – For the fourth year in a row, Houston trial law boutique AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, has earned recognition among Texas’ top commercial litigation firms in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

AZA lawyers were described as “robust litigation specialists with a fast-growing reputation as a feared opponent for established national firms.” Clients interviewed for Chambers said they call on AZA “when we need to pull out all the stops to win” because they are “good at aggressively pursuing and defending a case.” And clients said “they work collaboratively and try to maximize efficiencies such that they provide good value.”

In addition to the firm’s recognition in the Chambers 2017 edition, partners Joseph AhmadDemetrios Anaipakos and John Zavitsanos earned individual Chambers honors. Mr. Anaipakos and Mr. Zavitsanos ranked as top Texas commercial litigation lawyers. Mr. Ahmad, who has expertise in trade secret and non-compete cases, is listed among the top Texas lawyers in executive employment. Firm attorney Adam Milasincic was named a “Leader in their Field” in commercial litigation.

Clients called Mr. Zavitsanos “masterful” and said he is “without a doubt, a fighter who will not back down from anyone.” They called Mr. Anaipakos a “tenacious and smart lawyer” and a “force to be reckoned with.” Mr. Ahmad was dubbed “an excellent trial lawyer.” And Mr. Milasincic was called “extremely impressive.”

Published by London-based Chambers and Partners, Chambers USA is known worldwide for its thorough guides to the legal profession. Recognition is based on thousands of attorney and client interviews to identify law firms and lawyers who demonstrate the top technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

Among Texas’ most honored law firms, AZA has made the Best Law Firms list published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America for five consecutive years. The firm and its lawyers also are included in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation.

Nine AZA attorneys earned selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for commercial and intellectual property litigation. And nine were named to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list, including four among the Top 100 lawyers in Texas. Earlier this year the firm was named to the BTI Brand Elite 2017 listing as one of the “best branded” law firms in the country based on a survey of corporate counsel at the world’s most influential companies.

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. Law360 named AZA 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 about the firm at



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