What They Say

They have built the most spectacular trial practice I’ve ever seen.

"AZA is unbelievable. They have built the most spectacular trial practice I’ve ever seen. The firm are exceptional."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

We dominated in that courtroom 100% of the time

"We dominated in that courtroom 100% of the time and that is something I have never seen before. So happy with the result.  "

- Senior Vice President of international innovation company

They are very fierce advocates.

"If [another firm] are the white-shoe firm, AZA are the street fighters. They are known in this space as the people to hire if you need to litigate a dispute all the way to the verdict. They are excellent courtroom advocates. They are excellent communicators and aggressive. They are very fierce advocates."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

(They are) like the glass case with the hammer that says, ‘Break in case of an emergency.’

"I knew if I ever had to win a court case, I would call AZA. (They are) like the glass case with the hammer that says, ‘Break in case of an emergency.’"

- General Counsel, oilfield services company

They are not afraid to go to trial, so you often get results quickly.

"On large complex bet-the-company cases and when you think cases will go to trial, their value is fantastic as they are good at their jobs. Other firms know AZA’s reputation and that they will go to trial. They are not afraid to go to trial, so you often get results quickly."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They offer true trial experience.

"They are well practiced in being in the courtroom and I have zero reservations with hiring them for a case going to trial. They offer true trial experience."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

Your team has incredible talent and intelligence

"Your team has incredible talent and intelligence, as well as know-how and finesse in court.  "

- Ph.D. inventor on numerous patents

It was the first and only time I’ve ever hired a law firm that had beaten us in court

"It was the first and only time I’ve ever hired a law firm that had beaten us in court. . . Sometimes, I just need the best trial lawyer in Harris County and I don’t want to pay for all the overhead that comes with having a law firm with offices around the globe. "

- General Counsel of large international drilling company about AZA

The AZA lawyers are tenacious, have fewer problems with conflicts of interest

"I find that many large law firms are willing to capitulate too quickly and pressure me to settle too soon. I want the other side in a lawsuit to know that I’m serious about going to trial, and I know that John, Joe and the folks at AZA are serious about going to trial. . . . The AZA lawyers are tenacious, have fewer problems with conflicts of interest and are very good trial lawyers."

- General Counsel of large international pipeline company

AZA has the trial experience and trial results that give general counsels confidence

"AZA has the trial experience and trial results that give general counsels confidence that a case will be handled properly while giving the company the best chance to prevail at trial if necessary. "

- General Counsel of large maintenance/ technology energy sector infrastructure company

I cannot speak highly enough about them. They are our go-to firm.

"I cannot speak highly enough about them. They are our go-to firm. They are aggressive. They like to take things to trial and take an aggressive position which we like. They have a wonderful reputation in town."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

Unlike many firms, they are not hesitant to try a case and take it to wherever it takes us.

"If I know the case will be tried, they are ethical but very aggressive and zealous advocates. Unlike many firms, they are not hesitant to try a case and take it to wherever it takes us."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They are A+.

"They are a trial boutique. They respond quickly and have smart lawyers. They are A+."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

It is a high-quality litigation firm which also delivers outstanding results in trials.

"It is a high-quality litigation firm which also delivers outstanding results in trials."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

The firm’s unique style and willingness to take cases to trial keep clients coming back.

"The firm’s unique style and willingness to take cases to trial keep clients coming back."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They have great attention to both detail and client needs.

"I cannot say enough good things. They are willing to take on a variety of cases. They have a more aggressive courtroom style and are not one to settle. They have great attention to both detail and client needs."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They are excellent. AZA handles big, bet-the-company cases.

"They are excellent. AZA handles big, bet-the-company cases. I trust them with significant matters, and they have a reputation for having skilled trial lawyers and a deep bench of talent."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They have a national reputation for high-stakes, bet-the-company type litigations.

"AZA is a litigation boutique law firm, it’s all they do. They have a national reputation for high-stakes, bet-the-company type litigations."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

AZA is our go-to firm for any high-stakes litigation

"AZA is our go-to firm for any high-stakes litigation. They are smart, tough and effective.  "

- CFO of nationwide energy infrastructure maintenance company

If you have a serious litigation that needs serious skilled litigators, AZA should be your go-to firm

"We have used AZA in complex litigation matters. They are exceptional in all phases of litigation: discovery, strategy, trial preparation, dispute resolution and trial. If you have a serious litigation that needs serious skilled litigators, AZA should be your go-to firm.  "

- General counsel on international gasket and sealings company

AZA is an excellent firm that does the best work with complicated matters

"AZA is an excellent firm that does the best work with complicated matters. "

- Multinational energy company vice president for law

Their judgment and expertise of their attorneys are unquestioned

"AZA is dedicated to working in the best interests of the client. Their judgment and expertise of their attorneys are unquestioned. The firm is driven by results, not by cost, and can be trusted to handle the most complicated commercial litigation cases.  "

- Senior vice president of legal affairs at national healthcare company

They are best in class.

"We have used them for complex litigation matters. They are best in class."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

We turn to AZA to handle the cases that could have the most serious impact on our organization.

"Their ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters is very strong. AZA has become our go-to firm for complex and sophisticated matters. We turn to AZA to handle the cases that could have the most serious impact on our organization."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They are extremely effective at big bet company litigation.

"They are extremely effective at big bet company litigation."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

AZA are known as aggressive trial lawyers.

"I would turn to them on business critical and bet-the-company litigation. AZA are known as aggressive trial lawyers. This approach may explain why their competitors do not always talk kindly of them."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

AZA has been phenomenal.

"Since we chose them, AZA has been phenomenal. It has been wildly successful."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They are the best firm in the state for commercial litigation.

"They are the best firm in the state for commercial litigation."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

AZA sets the bar for excellency in advocacy.

"AZA sets the bar for excellency in advocacy. In comparison to others, this is hands-down the strongest and most responsive firm I have worked with."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

The quality of work we get from AZA is excellent

"AZA is one of the premier litigation law firms. Whenever we have a complex issue that requires a legal team that is ready for a fight, AZA is the firm we go to. The quality of work we get from AZA is excellent; we've brought them in on last minute items and have had them handle matters from the beginning. Either way, they do an excellent job. They are extremely responsive and great to work with.  "

- Client recommendation to Best Law Firms 2018

You’ll never find a more talented legal team or one more driven to win

"I hired AZA, and they came through – so I hired them again.  And again . . . You will never find a more talented, hard-working, ethical group of lawyers or one more driven to win.  They know what it takes, they do what it takes, and they get results. "

-  A Chief Counsel at a national healthcare company

AZA has provided us with highly skilled and cost-efficient representation

"AZA has provided us with highly skilled and cost-efficient representation on several legal matters in recent years. Their work has been excellent. I hope we don't need outside litigation counsel in the future, but if we do, AZA is at the top of our short list of potential firms.  "

- General counsel of publicly traded energy company

The interests of our company have always been well-served

"I have had the pleasure with working with AZA for a number of years. In all matters involving commercial litigation, the interests of our company have always been well-served. The firm and each and every one of their litigators are absolutely dedicated to achieving the best outcome possible; the interests of their clients always comes first. Their attorneys always exhibit a clear understanding of the issues no matter what the nature of the litigation is. They are extremely responsive and clear.  "

- Vice President Legal Affairs of privately held healthcare company

AZA lawyers are as good as it gets

"I have been around and used a number of law firms and lawyers over the years. This includes the top large firms and litigation boutique firms in Houston. AZA (lawyers) are as good as it gets. I would recommend Todd Mensing and Taylor Freeman to anyone who has any litigation issues. "

- Construction company president

It is difficult to express just how much I appreciate your entire team at AZA

"It is difficult to express just how much I appreciate your entire team at AZA . . . (you) performed magnificently during trial because of your skill and instincts.    "

- CEO of Houston-based service company

It is good as any firm in the U.S. and better than 99.9 percent

"Ahmad, Zavitsanos is top-notch. It is good as any firm in the U.S. and better than 99.9 percent.  "

- Vice president at publicly-traded energy transport company

Our company achieved spectacular results from Ahmad Zavitsanos beyond my highest expectations

"Our company achieved spectacular results from Ahmad Zavitsanos beyond my highest expectations. These great results were accomplished through the firm's preparation, thoroughness, thoughtfulness and the high caliber of their attorneys, paralegals and staff."

- General Counsel and executive vp of infrastructure integrity asset protection company

They’re always creative and are always looking for angles to win the case.

"Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing are phenomenal. They're always creative and are always looking for angles to win the case."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

The team makes you feel that yours is the only case they are working on.

"The team makes you feel that yours is the only case they are working on. Their responsiveness, attention to every detail and availability is very important."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

I would not hesitate to hire you and your firm again

"I appreciate more than anything else how your team genuinely cares about my employees, my company and my struggle. That means the world to me. … I also appreciate how fair AZA is with billing. I would not hesitate to hire you and your firm again."

- Texas company CEO

I would only hire the AZA law firm to represent me

"I would only hire the AZA law firm to represent me, because of their stable of great attorneys, that never quit, never give up and most especially because they never lose, they firmly believe in coming back victorious or on their shields."

- Established Houston business owner

AZA is a go-to firm for difficult litigation matters.

"AZA is a go-to firm for difficult litigation matters. If a matter is going to be complicated, difficult or requires a lot of strong, creative legal thought, it is one of the first firms that I will go to."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They are really making our lives miserable but they are very good lawyers

"We are adverse to them in a half dozen cases, and they are really making our lives miserable but they are very good lawyers.  "

- Peer lawyer quoted by Benchmark Litigation 2016 in recommending AZA

They are very hard-nosed lawyers who are never afraid of a fight.

"They are very hard-nosed lawyers who are never afraid of a fight."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

AZA are phenomenal on litigation matters.

"AZA are phenomenal on litigation matters. They are like a bulldog."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They know what it takes, they do what it takes, and they get results.

"AZA has a deep bench – and one with apex talent. The firm embraces diversity and inclusion, but its hallmark is excellence. You will never find a more talented, hard-working, ethical group of lawyers or one more driven to win. They know what it takes, they do what it takes, and they get results.""

- General Counsel, national healthcare company

The overall AZA team is very impressive.

"The overall AZA team is very impressive. They have a very deep bench. Their junior lawyers are very talented. They are given experience early on, including at hearings and trials, and it shows."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

The depth and breadth of their team is very strong.

"The depth and breadth of their team is very strong. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of attorneys at the firm. Their partners, associates, and litigation support staff have proven to be highly competent and effective."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

AZA hires the brightest people.

"AZA hires the brightest people."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They have a deep bench

"They have a deep bench with attorneys at all levels that work well as a team on complex litigation matters."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

They have excellent associates

"They have excellent associates who are capable of being first chair in litigation."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

Their associates drive the litigations and provide great value.

"Their associates drive the litigations and provide great value."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

AZA is the strongest and smartest law firm that I have ever used.

"AZA is the strongest and smartest law firm that I have ever used."

- Client comment to Chambers USA

It was the first and only time I’ve ever hired a law firm that had beaten us in court.

"It was the first and only time I’ve ever hired a law firm that had beaten us in court. . . Sometimes, I just need the best trial lawyer in Harris County and I don’t want to pay for all the overhead that comes with having a law firm with offices around the globe."

- -General Counsel of international drilling company

John [Zavitsanos] is as good or better than all of them.

"I am a tough grader. I have watched and tried cases with the greatest trial lawyers of my generation. John [Zavitsanos] is as good or better than all of them."

- David Berg, Author of The Trial Lawyer: What It Takes to Win

Who knew that getting sued could be this fun

"Who knew that getting sued could be this fun.    "

- Client sued for $1 million who walked away with a judgment and her victory trumpeted on the news

They were conscious and diligent stewards of the dollars spent fighting our case

"We recently went to trial in a case where our entire business was at risk.  Hiring John, Elizabeth, Ward and the team at AZA, was the best decision that we made.  They were aggressive, practical, yet creative in their litigation and trial strategies.  They were conscious and diligent stewards of the dollars spent fighting our case.  The entire AZA team worked tirelessly on our behalf and their effective legal counsel and approach to every detail is what singularly led to the successful resolution of the case.  John, Elizabeth, and Ward you are our litigation team for life.   "

- Senior vice president of a real estate development company

Most brutal cross examination I’ve witnessed in my 24-year career

"It was a pleasure to see John Zavitsanos destroy an opposing expert witness with the greatest/funniest/most brutal cross examination I’ve witnessed in my 24-year career.  "

- Assistant General Counsel, oilfield service provider

We don’t hire law firms – we hire lawyers that we like

"We don’t hire law firms – we hire lawyers that we like, lawyers we respect and lawyers who do a good job for us. I turn to John and Joe because they bring a plaintiff’s and a defense perspective and they are never afraid to take a case to trial."

- Assistant General Counsel

We have great respect for his honesty, integrity and expertise

"Mr. Zavitsanos and his firm are held in high regard by our company. We have great respect for his honesty, integrity and expertise. We can always trust that he will be forthright as to any litigation issues and extremely responsive to our queries and needs. I would highly recommend Mr. Zavitsanos."

- Vice President Legal Affairs of an offshore energy pipeline company about AZA

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