Nine AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation
August 15, 2016

HOUSTON – Nine lawyers with the Houston commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for their work in commercial and intellectual property litigation.

Best Lawyers, one of the most respected lawyer guides in the country, lists AZA attorneys Joseph Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher, Steve Mitby, Tim Shelby and David Warden among the nation’s best. This includes all eight AZA partners and of counsel Mr. Warden. Mr. Ahmad has been selected for 15 consecutive years, and Mr. Zavitsanos for 12 years. All of the other attorneys also are making repeat appearances in Best Lawyers.

All but Mr. Warden were selected for their work in commercial litigation, with Mr. Mensing also earning recognition for construction litigation. Mr. Warden is being recognized for his expertise in intellectual property litigation and patent law.

Best Lawyers honorees are selected through a peer-review survey relying on confidential evaluations by other lawyers in the same and related specialties. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication covering the legal profession.

Earlier this year, AZA was recognized as one of Texas’ top commercial litigation firms in the prestigious legal guide Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. That listing noted the firm’s strong experience in representing energy and technology clients, earning a reputation as a “feared opponent” in the courtroom.

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 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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