Houston’s AZA Law Firm, 3 Name Partners Earn Benchmark Litigation Honors
November 11, 2015

HOUSTON – Three name partners from the Houston complex commercial litigation boutique AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, are being recognized as Local Litigation Stars in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a national peer-review guide to attorneys. AZA also earned a recommended ranking in this year’s edition.

Selected for their courtroom trial skills in challenging, high-stakes cases are firm partners Joseph Ahmad, Demetrios Anaipakos and John Zavitsanos. All three have been honored by virtually every competitive lawyer guide and several national and Texas legal publications over the years.

In its overall assessment of AZA, Benchmark Litigation ranked the 40-attorney firm based on the “strength of vibrant reviews from local peers.” One testimonial submitted by another law firm described AZA by saying, “They have great credentials and are entrepreneurial, tough, solid and a great boutique.” And a courtroom competitor revealed, “They are really making our lives miserable but they are very good lawyers.” Mr. Anaipakos won praise as “a bold and dynamic trial lawyer.”

Now in its ninth year, Benchmark Litigation bases its selections on months of research, extensive interviews with litigators and their clients, and a review of casework.

AZA lawyers are known for their mastery of the courtroom and for creative strategizing that has enabled them to win long-shot cases against larger, well-established firms. Earlier this year, nine firm attorneys earned recognition in The Best Lawyers in America and eight were selected to the annual Texas Super Lawyers guide, which recognizes the state’s best legal counsel.

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 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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