Ten AZA Lawyers Make 2023 Super Lawyers List; Two are Top in Texas 
September 18, 2023

HOUSTON – Ten AZA lawyers earned 2023 recognition by Texas Super Lawyers for excellence in business litigation, general litigation and appellate work. 

Firm co-founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos were once again listed among the Top 100 lawyers in Texas and in Houston. Mr. Zavitsanos is listed for business litigation expertise. Mr. Ahmad, who writes the blog Legal Issues in the Executive Suite, was highlighted for his expertise representing executives and has also been on the list for more than 20 years. 

Also earning Super Lawyers recognition for business litigation expertise are partners Sammy Ford IV, Todd Mensing and Tim Shelby and of counsel Shawn Bates and David Warden. Earning recognition for her appellate work is partner Jane Langdell Robinson and of counsel JoAnn Storey. Former judge Daryl Moore was listed for his general litigation expertise.  

No more than 5% of lawyers in each state are selected every year for the peer review guide published by Thomson Reuters-owned Texas Super Lawyers. Selection is based on peer nominations, third-party feedback, professional achievement and independent review. The complete list of Texas honorees will appear in the October issues of Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly magazines.   

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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