HOUSTON – AZA is ranked by the go-to career guide Vault among the nation’s top 15 midsize law firms to work for and among the top 5 midsize firms in Texas, based on surveys of law firm associates.
The trial firm ranked No. 4 overall among Texas firms its size and for job satisfaction, and No. 5 for quality of work. The firm also ranked in the top 10 for selectivity, diversity and for training and mentorship. Among all midsize law firms nationally, AZA ranked No. 12.
Associates who were surveyed praised AZA for the caliber of their colleagues, “the level of responsibility” and the “trial experience” provided to associates. Other qualities of the firm that were highly rated included firm culture, career outlook, compensation, hours and associate/partner relations.
Here are some of the associates’ comments on specific characteristics of the firm:
On quality of work – “There is nowhere to get more ownership or front-line experience than this firm.”
On firm culture – “There are virtually no firm politics at AZA. The culture is all about finding the most practical, cost-efficient way to deliver a win for the client. There are virtually never fights over ‘turf’ or who gets credit for a big win.”
On satisfaction – “Plenty of responsibility at all levels for high-stakes litigation.”
On associate/partner relations – “The mentality is that if you work the case up and know the case, you’ve earned the opportunity to do the fun things that made you be a lawyer.”
Vault’s top lists are developed from survey responses from associates, as well as lawyers in the field, other published rankings and news reports. Vault editors also study 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 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.