AZA Trial Lawyers Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate Law for 2021 
August 20, 2020

HOUSTON – Twelve attorneys with AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., have earned recognition in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s oldest peer review guide to top lawyers. 


AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John ZavitsanosDemetrios AnaipakosAmir AlaviTodd MensingSammy Ford IV and Tim Shelby were all rated for commercial litigation along with Of Counsel Shawn Bates. Mr. Mensing was also honored for his construction litigation work. 


Partner Jane Langdell Robinson was selected for her appellate work. Firm partner Scott W. Clark and Of Counsel David Warden were recognized for their intellectual property litigation skills. Mr. Warden and firm partner Michael McBride both earned honors for their patent litigation work.

Best Lawyers honorees are selected through a survey based on confidential evaluations from lawyers in the same or related specialties and within the same geographic areas.  


This is Mr. McBride’s first year to make the Best Lawyers list. Three of the firm’s name partners have earned this honor for at least a decade: Mr. Ahmad was first selected in 2003, Mr. Zavitsanos in 2006 and Mr. Anaipakos in 2010.  


Also, this year, 11 associates with AZA earned selection to the list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, honoring impressive attorneys still early in their careers. Those honorees are Weining BaiCameron ByrdNathan CampbellJustin ChenRey Flores, Justin RowinskyNeal SarkarKyril TalanovMonica UddinKelsi Stayart White and Patrick Yarborough. 


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 Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., 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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