AZA is a top litigation boutique located in Houston, Texas, providing expertise to both plaintiffs and defendants. Though it tackles disputes of any kind, IP and energy are some of the most frequently occurring subject matters in its caseload.
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As a trial firm, AZA’s first priority when hiring candidates is to find people who will do well in a courtroom setting—with an emphasis on work ethic and “toughness.” Interviews can be fairly behavioral, and candidates should know why they’re looking for trial work specifically. The firm’s culture is respectful and social, and relationships between partners and associates are great—they work closely on cases, and so bond easily. However, associates report a lack of transparency from the top. Hours are long, but associates claim that all of them are spent on substantive work that actively moves their cases forward. AZA is a “trial by fire” firm, where associates learn by doing—it’s not unusual for a junior associate to stand up in court, sometimes multiple times. As such, training ...
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mending P.C. is a litigation boutique whose attorneys are known for their trial prowess. With a team of over 50 lawyers, the firm has participated in more than 225 trials. The firm is a Texas staple, ranking among the Top 5 firms in Vault’s Best Midsize Law Firms in Texas.
From IP to Energy
AZA was founded in 1993 in Texas by Joe Ahmad and John Zavitsanos—both of whom are still at the firm today. Although many of its cases involve high-stakes litigation for multinational companies, AZA also represents individuals and mid-sized businesses with serious legal issues. AZA represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of practice areas, including commercial litigation, company investigations, construction and real estate litigation, exe...
AZA is a firm of lawyers who love to go to trial and love to win. The partners will get associates into the courtroom as soon as possible. Associates have been allowed to try cases on their own. And they have won. The firm lawyers are quick-thinking, intense and they value courtroom preparation and client service. The firm has been awarded for great client service.