Three AZA Partners Make Lawdragon’s 500 Top Plaintiff Financial Lawyers List 
September 2, 2021

HOUSTON – Three AZA partners have earned the distinction of being named to Lawdragon’s list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America for 2021. 


Founding lawyer John Zavitsanos and firm partners Demetrios Anaipakos and Amir Alavi were honored for their representation of plaintiffs in commercial litigation and intellectual property cases. Mr. Zavitsanos and Mr. Alavi were also recognized for their securities litigation work.


In announcing the 2021 list, Lawdragon’s editors said the honorees “are the best in the nation – many would say the world – at representing plaintiffs in securities and other business litigation, antitrust, whistleblower claims and increasingly complex financial litigation and data privacy invasions.”


AZA lawyers are known for their creative strategies and ability to secure maximum damages and recover attorneys’ fees for their clients. The firm is often called in to take over high-stakes cases when other legal teams are floundering.


“We’re pleased that our hard work and talent for tackling some of the most complex financial litigation is being recognized,” said Mr. Zavitsanos. “We will always do whatever it takes to get the best outcome for our clients.”


AZA has particular expertise in intellectual property and energy litigation as well as trying cases involving healthcare financial disputes. IAM Patent 1000 ranked the firm among the top six Texas patent litigation firms for 2021, and the firm’s IP lawyers try cases in courts around the world.


Earlier this year, the firm obtained a $19.1 million jury verdict in Houston for emergency room doctors who were underpaid by their insurer. And last year in Arkansas amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Zavitsanos won another multimillion-dollar jury verdict for the ER doctors in an in-person trial.


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 2021 among the best in Texas commercial law and intellectual property; by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for nine years running; has been named Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer; and was previously dubbed by Law360 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 500.  


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