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AZA Earns Texas Super Lawyers Honors; Three Make Top 100 Lists 

HOUSTON – Seven lawyers with AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., have earned recognition for 2020 by Texas Super Lawyers, a peer-review guide to the state’s top attorneys.   AZA co-founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos are once again being honored among the top 100 lawyers in the state for their exceptional trial skills. Mr. Ahmad was selected for his labor and employment law expertise, and Mr. Zavitsanos was chosen for his […]

Houston City Council Settles Fire Department Discrimination Lawsuit, Agrees to Federal Consent Decree

HOUSTON – The Houston City Council has settled an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by Houston firefighter Jane Draycott in a case that started in 2009 when racist and sexist slurs were scrawled across her belongings, including on a photo of her dead daughter. Ms. Draycott received $275,000 from the city as part of the settlement, […]

AZA Trial Lawyers Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate Law for 2021 

HOUSTON – Twelve attorneys with AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., have earned recognition in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s oldest peer review guide to top lawyers.    AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, Sammy Ford IV and Tim Shelby were all rated for commercial litigation along with Of Counsel Shawn Bates. Mr. Mensing was also honored for his construction […]

Prestigious International IP Guide Counts AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms for Sixth Year in a Row

HOUSTON – AZA, for the sixth consecutive year, has been named in the top Texas patent litigation law firms by London-based intellectual property publisher IAM.  Three AZA partners were also recommended by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020. The new guide said of the AZA lawyers: “They keep the whole case in view and get great results. Its lawyers work […]

AZA Ranked Among Top 10 Houston Intellectual Property Law Firms for 2020

HOUSTON – AZA is again on the Houston Business Journal’s list of the top 10 Houston intellectual property law firms.  The HBJ’s 2020 list of the largest Houston-area intellectual property law firms (subscription required) recognizes AZA as the ninth–largest IP firm in Texas’ largest city.   AZA has 14 lawyers in its IP stable, including experienced trial lawyers and lawyers with technical backgrounds in chemistry, electrical engineering, software and biochemistry. […]

AZA Named to Best Law Firms List for Eighth Year by US News – Best Lawyers

HOUSTON – For the eighth year in a row, commercial litigation and intellectual property firm AZA is being recognized among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. One of the firm’s clients, the general counsel of a global manufacturer, called the AZA team “the very […]

AZA Partner Amir Alavi Featured at ABA Intellectual Property Institute

SAN ANTONIO – AZA partner Amir Alavi shared his IP trial lawyer insights as a featured speaker recently at the third annual CLE Institute on Intellectual Property Law hosted by the American Bar Association. The Institute explores new developments, emerging issues and best practices in IP law. Mr. Alavi spoke on “What Litigators Wish Transactional […]

AZA, Three Firm Partners Honored by Benchmark Litigation Fifth Year in a Row

HOUSTON – Houston complex commercial litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, and three firm partners have earned recognition in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a peer-review guide to top lawyers and firms. AZA received Benchmark’s “Recommended” rating for the fifth time as a firm. Name […]

AZA Named Among Best-Performing Law Firms in IPR Patent Work Nationally

HOUSTON – AZA has been ranked the 12th best-performing law firm in the nation in a study of more than 900 law firms active in inter partes review (IPR) patent cases over the past five years. The analysis was conducted by Patexia Inc., a global community of intellectual property professionals. Patexia used federal databases to […]

Texas Super Lawyers Again Honors Seven AZA Lawyers; Three Are Top 100

HOUSTON – Seven lawyers with the commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, earned selection to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers listing. AZA founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos are recognized again among Super Lawyers’ Top 100 attorneys both in Texas and in Houston. Partner Demetrios Anaipakos is again listed […]

Eleven AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate Law

HOUSTON – Eleven lawyers with Houston trial law firm AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., won national recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. That includes 75 percent of AZA partners. AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, and Tim Shelby were all […]

International IP Guide Honors AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms for Fifth Year in a Row

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is recommended as one of the top patent litigation firms in Texas by London-based intellectual property publisher IAM for the fifth consecutive year. “AZA is a firm of top-notch patent litigators who excel at trial work – when they get up to handle witnesses […]

AZA Again Ranked Among Top 10 Houston Intellectual Property Law Firms for 2019

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is again on the Houston Business Journal’s list of leading Houston intellectual property law firms. The HBJ law guide article, 2019 largest Houston-area intellectual property law firms, reports that AZA ranks seventh. AZA has 16 lawyers in its IP stable, including experienced trial lawyers […]

AZA Win Over Google in Patent Infringement Dispute Stands

HOUSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused requests from Google LLC to revisit the court’s ruling in a dispute over three spreadsheet patents asserted by Data Engine Technologies LLC, a unit of Acacia Research Corp. In asking that the appellate court reconsider its ruling, Google called the court’s previous decision […]

AZA Ranked Among Largest 30 Law Firms and Top Intellectual Property Law Firms by Houston Business Journal

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, was ranked alongside some of the city’s oldest and biggest law firms in the Houston Business Journal’s annual listing of law firms by size and practice area. AZA was included among the 30 largest and made the top 10 list of intellectual property law firms. […]

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