Texas Super Lawyers Honors Nine AZA Lawyers; Two Are Tops in State
September 7, 2017

HOUSTON – Nine lawyers with commercial litigation firm AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, have earned selection to the 2017 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, in Texas and in Houston, for 2017. 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 for business litigation 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.

Super Lawyers, owned by Thomson Reuters, 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 in Chambers USA 2017 among the best in Texas commercial law; U.S. News – Best Lawyers as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for 2017; 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.


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