HOUSTON – Houston complex commercial litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, and three firm partners have earned recognition in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a peer-review guide to top lawyers and firms.
AZA received Benchmark’s “Recommended” rating for the fifth time as a firm. Name partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos and Demetrios Anaipakos all were named Local Litigation Stars for the fifth year in a row. The three partners have also been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Texas Super Lawyers’ Top 100 list for Houston.
The Benchmark Litigation guide bases its selections on months of research, extensive interviews with litigators and their clients and a review of casework.
AZA has earned many accolades this year. The firm was once again named by Texas Lawyer magazine as the best boutique-sized litigation department in Texas. AZA previously won the Litigation Department of the Year title in 2015 and a specialty practice award from the magazine in 2017. In addition, Vault, a firm that surveys law firm associates, ranked AZA among the nation’s top five midsize law firms for quality of work and job satisfaction, and among the top 10 for compensation and other key qualities.
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, intellectual property and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2019 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.