Chambers USA Ranks AZA Again Among Top Texas Commercial Litigation Firms
May 27, 2016

HOUSTON – Houston trial law boutique AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, once again is being recognized as one of Texas’ top commercial litigation firms after earning a spot in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

In addition to being ranked as a top Texas firm, AZA partners Joseph Ahmad, Demetrios Anaipakos, John Zavitsanos and Todd Mensing received individual recognition from Chambers USA.

In the firm’s Chambers USA profile, AZA lawyers are described as, “Robust litigation specialists with a fast-growing reputation as a feared opponent for established national firms. Especially strong experience in representing clients in the technology and energy arenas.”

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 designed 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.

“A good, strong, young and aggressive firm,” one client said of AZA. Another said, “They are very capable litigators in the courtroom, are very good at understanding the nuances of our business requirements and are open to different plans about types of claims to bring.”

Mr. Anaipakos and Mr. Zavitsanos ranked as top Texas lawyers in commercial litigation, and Mr. Ahmad was ranked as a top Texas lawyer in labor and employment matters, with noted expertise in trade secret and non-compete cases. Mr. Mensing was recognized by Chambers USA for his work as a Texas commercial litigator. All four are nationally recognized trial lawyers who have received many honors for their work.

Mr. Zavitsanos was hailed as “a versatile and experienced trial lawyer with a successful track record in handling cases arising in a wide variety of areas, including financial services, oil and gas and construction. Commentators report that he is ‘very driven and a smart, effective lawyer.’”

Mr. Anaipakos was described as “a joy to work with, according to market sources, who especially appreciate his being ‘very smart and very collaborative.’ He is especially well versed in pursuing and defending patent infringement claims and offers additional experience in cases alleging breach of fiduciary duty.”

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 U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms in 2016; and by 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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