Three More AZA Lawyers Elected Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation  
October 29, 2020

HOUSTON – Three AZA associates have been elected fellows of the invitation-only philanthropic Texas Bar Foundation.  

Monica UddinEdward “Ward” Goolsby and Nathan Campbell join 14 other AZA lawyers who already are fellows with the charitable group that was founded in 1965 to assist the public and improve the profession of law 

Fellows of the foundation are selected for their professional achievements and their commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout Texas. Each year the top one-third of 1 percent of Texas attorneys are invited to become fellows. Selected nominees must then be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.  

The group funds projects that provide legal services for the underserved, public education about the law, and the promotion of ethics in the legal profession.  

Current AZA fellows of the foundation are firm partners Joe Ahmad, Amir Alavi, Demetrios Anaipakos, Sammy Ford IV, Todd Mensing, Jane Langdell Robinson and John Zavitsanos; of counsel Brian A. Simmons and David E. Warden; and associates Rey Flores, Hillary S. Greene, Jason McManisKyle A. PoelkerNeal Sarkar and Jordan Warshauer 

Ms. Uddin and Ms. Robinson along with Messrs. Ahmad, AlaviAnaipakosZavitsanos, Simmons, Warden and Goolsby are life fellows, having completed all required contributions. 

AZA, or Ahmad, ZavitsanosAnaipakosAlavi & Mensing P.C., 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 2020 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 eight years running; was named 2019 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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