Vault Career Guide Puts AZA among Top 20 Midsize Firms in US, Top 5 in Texas
September 22, 2020
HOUSTON – AZA is ranked among the top 20 midsize law firms for 2021 by Vault, the widely respected career guide and job-ranking service that relies on surveys of law firm associates.
In Texas, the firm ranked No. 4 among midsize law firms. Nationally, the firm ranked 19th. As one of the best firms to work for, AZA made the top 10 list in the categories of career outlook and selectivity. The firm is listed among the top 15 for job satisfaction, quality of work, hours, and compensation.
Vault provides ratings of thousands of employers each year. Its law firm guide is designed to help law students and lawyers identify the best firms to work for in the U.S. This year’s “Vault’s Verdict” for AZA says:
“Associates at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. dive deep into high-level responsibility from the start. If you are looking for hand-holding, this firm is not for you.”
Responding to the Vault survey, associates were especially complimentary about their working relationships with the firm’s partners and the amount of responsibility they are given.
“Partners trust me to handle cases, and I feel like I am able to grow my talents,” one associate said.
Describing why a lawyer would come to work at AZA, another associate said, “Trial experience and lawyers who do their very best to win for their clients and to win for each other.”
At the same time, associates noted that all that responsibility didn’t consume their lives: “You will have decent control over your own schedule and lifestyle.”
Vault has posted the full national listing of midsize firms, “Top 150 Under 150,” and the “2021 Best Midsize Law Firms in Texas” (subscription required). The top 150 list is selected through survey data from associates, as well as lawyers in the field, other published rankings and news reports. Editors also assess the firms for quality of life, prestige and career growth.
AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & 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 and 1000.