Houston’s AZA Law Firm Named “Awesome Opponent” in National Corporate Counsel Survey
September 10, 2010
HOUSTON – Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. is earning recognition alongside some of the country’s largest law firms in a national survey of corporate counsel identifying the top U.S. law firms that companies don’t want to face in court.
The 17-lawyer AZA Law Firm is named an “awesome opponent” in the survey conducted by Wellesley, Mass.-based BTI Consulting Group, a leading provider of information on the legal industry and litigation trends. BTI surveyed 240 corporate counsel before naming only 32 firms that were frequently mentioned as formidable opponents. Most of those listed are large, multi-office firms, including many with hundreds of lawyers.
“We are extremely proud to be named by corporate counsel as one of the firms they’d least like to face off against in a litigation fight,” says John Zavitsanos, a name partner in the firm. “We’ve had corporate counsel we sued turn around and hire us the next time they needed a litigator. It’s rewarding to know our tenacity and agility in the courtroom is getting a reputation around the country.”
AZA Law is the only firm in the list with a single office in Houston, and the other listed Houston firms have multiple offices with 88 to 900 lawyers.
“Being named along with a who’s who of international law firms speaks to exactly what we’ve strived for at AZA Law – a group of superb trial lawyers, with superior credentials, and with the personal service and trial experience that only a boutique firm can offer,” says Demetrios Anaipakos, also a name partner in AZA Law.
BTI released this year’s list of feared law firms as part of the 2011 Litigation Outlook report. A list of the 32 firms is available in this Law 360 report.