Twelve Young AZA Lawyers Ranked among Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2022   
August 19, 2021

HOUSTON – A dozen lawyers with AZA are being recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as among the top young attorneys in the U.S.  

Twelve firm lawyers earned the special distinction as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which recognizes leading lawyers in practice less than 10 years. Those honorees are Weining BaiCameron ByrdNathan CampbellJustin ChenTaylor FreemanShahmeer HalepotaLouis LiaoKyril TalanovMonica UddinJordan WarshauerKelsi Stayart White and Patrick Yarborough. Messrs. Freeman, Halepota, Liao, and Ms. Warshauer are being recognized this year for the first time. 

“These young lawyers are punching above their weight for our clients every day, and the firm is thrilled to see them earn recognition from their peers for their courtroom savvy and hard work,” said AZA founding partner John Zavitsanos.  

All but two the lawyers earned recognition for their commercial litigation work. Mr. Bai earned dual honors that included commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Talanov and Mr. Liao were singled out for their IP litigation work, and Mr. Liao was also honored for his expertise in IP law. 

The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and one of the most respected peer review legal guides in the nation. The publication uses the same peer review process –  nominations by lawyers in the same specialty and editorial review – to build its list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 

AZA is also on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers list of Best Law Firms, ranked in the top tier of area metropolitan firms for commercial litigation.  

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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