Texas Super Lawyers Again Honors Nine AZA Lawyers; Two Are Tops in State
September 6, 2018

HOUSTON – All eight partners and one lawyer who is of counsel with the commercial litigation firm AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, have earned selection to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers listing. Two of those lawyers rank among the top 100 attorneys in Texas.

AZA partners and co-founders Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos are recognized among Super Lawyers’ Top 100 attorneys both in Texas and in Houston. Firm partner Demetrios Anaipakos made the list of Top 100 lawyers in Houston. Mr. Anaipakos and Mr. Zavitsanos were selected for their business litigation skills, and Mr. Ahmad was chosen for his expertise in executive employment law.

Also recognized by Texas Super Lawyers among the state’s leading business litigation attorneys are firm partners Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher, Steve Mitby and Tim Shelby. Of counsel David Warden earned recognition for his intellectual property litigation work.

These highly rated lawyers serve a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies such as Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC), Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE: GPI), Halliburton Corp. (NYSE:HAL), Huntsman (NYSE: HUN), Liberty Mutual, National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE:NOV), Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) and NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG).

Super Lawyers is owned by Thomson Reuters and recognizes no more than 5 percent of lawyers in each state. 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 Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly magazines and can be viewed at

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, intellectual property, and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2018 among the best in Texas commercial law; by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for 2018; and previously by Law360 as a Texas Powerhouse law firm. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000.


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