Houston Litigation Boutique AZA Again Earns ‘Best Law Firms’ National Ranking
November 2, 2015

HOUSTON – The commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized for the fourth year among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

Houston-based AZA, acclaimed as a boutique that can go head-to-head against much bigger law firms, is listed in the 2016 top tier of metropolitan law firms for commercial litigation.

The selection of Best Law Firms is based on a rigorous process that includes client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from other attorneys in the same practice areas. The full listing is available at

Nine AZA lawyers were selected to The Best Lawyers in America earlier this year. Firm partners Joseph Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher, Steve Mitby and Tim Shelby were chosen for their commercial litigation work. Of Counsel David E. Warden was chosen for his patent litigation expertise.

The Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers listings are just the latest among numerous honors that have been heaped upon AZA this year. The firm was designated among the nation’s “Most Feared Law Firms” in a national corporate counsel survey of major corporations earlier this year. Texas Lawyer named the firm a Litigation Department of the Year. Three name partners recently earned recognition in Benchmark Litigation, another national peer-review guide, and eight firm attorneys are listed in Texas Super Lawyers.

“We are grateful for all this recognition, but the focus of all our hard work is in achieving justice and the best possible outcome for our clients,” says firm co-founder Mr. Zavitsanos.

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, 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 2015 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; Texas Lawyer as a Litigation Department of the Year 2015 and Law360 as a Texas Powerhouse law firm. National corporate counsel named AZA both one of the country’s best in client service and one of the most feared. Read more at



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