Prestigious Chambers USA Ranks AZA Among Top Texas Commercial Litigation Firms Sixth Year In A Row

HOUSTON – For the sixth year, Houston trial law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been named among Texas’ top general commercial litigation firms in the Chambers USA guide, with four of the firm lawyers recognized individually for their legal prowess.

AZA lawyers were described in the 2019 edition as “robust litigation specialists with a reputation as a feared opponent for established national firms. Especially strong experience in representing clients in the technology and energy arenas.”

Chambers USA also said AZA is known as a “trial-oriented group of attorneys who are unafraid to take on the full range of high-value commercial disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants. Particularly active in intellectual property, employment and breach of contract cases.”

Clients told Chambers that AZA has “great depth” and is “a formidable firm which renders quality legal services.”

London-based Chambers and Partners, which publishes Chambers USA, is known worldwide for its thorough guides to the legal profession. Recognition is based on thousands of attorney and client interviews to identify law firms and lawyers who demonstrate technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

AZA co-founding partners Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos were ranked as among Texas’ best attorneys by Chambers. Mr. Zavitsanos was recognized as a top Texas general commercial litigation lawyer. Chambers said he “has a strong track record of trying cases on behalf of commercial clients. His recent work includes high-stakes contractual disputes and employment litigation.”

Mr. Ahmad, who has expertise in trade secret and noncompete cases, is listed among the very top Texas lawyers in executive employment. Chambers said he “is held in high esteem for his representation of employees and offers significant expertise in noncompetition and trade secrets disputes.” A peer describes him as “a really excellent trial lawyer,” adding “I have been very impressed with his intelligence.”

AZA partner Demetrios Anaipakos is a recognized practitioner in Texas intellectual property and Todd Mensing is listed as a recognized practitioner in Texas general commercial litigation.

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, 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 on U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ list of Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for seven years running including 2019; and previously by Law360 as 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 1000.

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