Houston’s AZA Wins Client Choice – Texas IP Law Firm of the Year Honors
October 14, 2014

HOUSTON – The Houston law boutique AZA, or AZA, has been named the 2014 Client Choice – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year in Texas by the firm’s clients and the publishers of Global Law Experts, a London-based international guide to leading attorneys.

This is the second year in a row AZA has earned the top spot in Texas based on its outstanding work in intellectual property law. The honor is based on a combination of internal research by the publication and external voting and nominations from in-house counsel, business directors, bar associations and others.

AZA is renowned for its success in IP litigation from Texas to Europe and the Middle East. The firm regularly handles patent infringement, trademark, copyright and trade secrets cases.

“We are pleased to accept this Client Choice award for the second time. It’s especially gratifying when clients play a role in the selection,” says AZA partner and IP lawyer Demetrios Anaipakos.

In addition to Mr. Anaipakos, AZA’s IP team includes Amir Alavi, Steve Mitby, David Warden, Alisa Lipski, and Brian E. Simmons. The team also includes lawyers Michael McBride, Justin Chen, George Webb, and Kyril Talanov.

Mr. Anaipakos and Mr. Alavi are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The two trial lawyers worked alongside Mr. Mitby and co-counsel to secure a mammoth $391 million patent verdict in 2011. Mr. Warden, also Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, is licensed as a patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has been appointed by federal courts as a special master and mediator in patent litigation. Ms. Lipski also is licensed to practice before the USPTO. Mr. Simmons worked as a senior research chemist prior to practicing law.

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 2014 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 2014; 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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