Houston-based AZA Law Firm, Partners Recognized by Benchmark Litigation
October 27, 2016

HOUSTON – Houston complex commercial litigation law firm AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, and three partners are recognized in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation. The list serves as a national peer-review guide to top law firms and attorneys.

AZA received a “Recommended” rating from Benchmark Litigation, now in its ninth year. The rating guide bases its selections on months of research, extensive interviews with litigators and their clients, and a review of casework.

Benchmark Litigation ranked AZA “on the strength of vibrant review from local peers.” One attorney told researchers: “They have great credentials and are entrepreneurial, tough, solid and a great boutique.” Another conceded: “We are adverse to them in a half dozen cases, and they are really making our lives miserable but they are very good lawyers.”

Partners Joseph Ahmad, John Zavitsanos and Demetrios Anaipakos earned recognition as Local Litigation Stars for the second consecutive year. All three were acknowledged for their high-stakes cases and courtroom successes.

Earlier this year, nine AZA lawyers earned selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for their work in commercial and intellectual property litigation. Also, this year nine AZA attorneys were named to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list, an annual rating of the state’s most outstanding lawyers. Four of those lawyers, including Messrs. Ahmad, Anaipakos, Zavitsanos and Todd Mensing were named among the Top 100 lawyers in Texas.

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 2016 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 2016; 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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