Jason McManis Recognized for Intellectual Property Litigation Prowess by Benchmark Litigation  
August 1, 2023

HOUSTON – Benchmark Litigation has named AZA partner Jason McManis to the eighth edition of its 40 & Under, a guide to the nation’s most notable up-and-coming litigation trial attorneys. 

Mr. McManis, the head of AZA’s intellectual property group, was cited for his intellectual property litigation skills. He has extensive experience in front of the jury in courtrooms across the United States. IAM Patent 1000, which ranked him as a leading patent litigator in Texas, said Mr. McManis “adapts to changing circumstances with alacrity and is often brought in to take over cases from previous counsel.” 

Since its inception in 2008, Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on litigation practices. Research is conducted through extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients to identify leading litigators and firms. Mr. McManis is listed here. 

Benchmark has also recognized AZA founding partners Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos as Texas and national Benchmark Litigation Stars. 

Mr. McManis represents both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes patent infringement and trade secret disputes, and his history of success includes cases involving all types of technologies, including wireless networking, financial services, digital media, data security, oilfield services, app development and medical devices.  

Lawdragon also named Mr. McManis to its Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation guide, a list of next-generation lawyers who have “vaulted to the forefront of the legal profession.”  

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, healthcare, intellectual property and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2023 as among the best in Texas in commercial law and intellectual property; has been listed by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for 11 years running; has been named Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer three times, including for 2021; and was previously dubbed a Texas Powerhouse law firm by Law360.   


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