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Two AZA Lawyers Named to Who’s Who in Energy
October 10, 2014

HOUSTON – Two accomplished trial lawyers with the Houston-based complex commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned selection to the “Who’s Who in Energy” list of energy industry leaders in seven major U.S. cities.

AZA partners John Zavitsanos and Todd Mensing were selected to the exclusive listing compiled by the editors of the Houston Business Journal and six other regional business journals in Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Pittsburgh, San Antonio and St. Louis. The Houston list was published in “Houston Business Journal names 2014 Who’s Who in Energy.” The full list from all seven cities will be featured in a special publication in the Nov. 28 of the Houston paper.

The editors of all seven publications selected approximately 100 key individuals in each city’s energy industry, including legal, financial and engineering professionals. Selections were made based on open nominations, industry outreach and internal research by each publication. This marks the fourth selections for Mr. Mensing and Mr. Zavitsanos.

“We’re honored to be listed among Houston’s top 100 influential people in the energy industry. We take on and try a large number of energy sector cases for both plaintiffs and defendants,” says Mr. Zavitsanos, a founding partner of AZA.

Mr. Zavitsanos primarily represents companies and individuals in complex commercial disputes and oil and gas litigation. He regularly is hired by other lawyers on the eve of trial to assume first-chair responsibility in the courtroom. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is recognized as a leader in Texas General Commercial Litigation in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Since 2003, Mr. Zavitsanos has earned selection to the annual Texas Super Lawyers list, where he also has been named one of Texas’ Top 100 lawyers for years. He has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America for a decade.

Mr. Mensing also focuses on complex commercial litigation. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is recognized among the nation’s top commercial litigators in the 2014 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Mensing also is recognized in Texas General Commercial Litigation in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He previously was elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an elite group of the country’s leading judges and civil trial lawyers.

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 in Chambers USA 2014 among the best in Texas commercial law; U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms in 2014; and Law360 as one of only 13 Texas Powerhouse law firms. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000. Read more at www.azalaw.com.

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