AZA is a firm built by intense, quick-thinking lawyers who thrive in the courtroom and provide clients with the power that comes from being truly trial-ready. We are looking for intelligent, skilled lawyers who can think on their feet while consistently responding to our clients and their needs. We hire attorneys with solid academic credentials from the nation’s top law schools. Many of our lateral hires have left far larger law firms to join AZA, where they know they will get into the courtroom. While we expect superb written work, our new lawyers can expect a meaningful role in at least one bona fide trial in their first year with us. Our clients are represented by lawyers who are proficient at thinking ahead and finding savvy solutions to their legal problems. Our firm culture is informal, creative and collaborative. Our end product is aggressive, practical and effective. AZA is a diverse, certified minority-owned business. Corporate counsel has named AZA one of the law firms with the best client service of those serving the Fortune 1000.
AZA is ranked by the go-to career guide Vault for 2022 among the nation’s top 15 midsize law firms to work for and among the top 5 midsize firms in Texas, based on surveys of law firm associates. The trial firm ranked No. 4 overall among Texas firms its size and for job satisfaction, and No. 5 for quality of work. The firm also ranked in the top 10 for selectivity, diversity and for training and mentorship. Among all midsize law firms nationally, AZA ranked No. 12.
Associates who were surveyed praised AZA for the caliber of their colleagues, “the level of responsibility” and the “trial experience” provided to associates. Other qualities of the firm that were highly rated included firm culture, career outlook, compensation, hours and associate/partner relations.
Here are some of the associates’ comments on specific characteristics of the firm:
On quality of work – “There is nowhere to get more ownership or front-line experience than this firm.”
On firm culture – “There are virtually no firm politics at AZA. The culture is all about finding the most practical, cost-efficient way to deliver a win for the client. There are virtually never fights over ‘turf’ or who gets credit for a big win.”
On satisfaction – “Plenty of responsibility at all levels for high-stakes litigation.”
On associate/partner relations – “The mentality is that if you work the case up and know the case, you’ve earned the opportunity to do the fun things that made you be a lawyer.”
If you think you are the kind of lawyer that AZA is looking for, please contact us.