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Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing

1221 McKinney, Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 655-1101



Based in Houston, TX and home to over 50 lawyers, AZA is a boutique litigation firm that prides itself on being “Talented, Tough and Courtroom-Tested.” Attorneys participate in substantive trial work from the start of their time with AZA, contributing to the firm’s strength in the courtroom. The firm takes clients of all sizes, from multinational companies to individuals, and is known for its skill in both commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation, among other practice areas.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

50 - 100


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)



No. of Summer Associates (2024)

13 total (6 2Ls; 7 1Ls)


Base Salary

All offices:

Vault Verdict

AZA might be small, but don’t underestimate this firm, because it is also mighty. A true litigation boutique, AZA is a powerhouse of a trial firm—and its lawyers want to win. Candidates who want to work here need to show that they share that sentiment; stellar credentials are important, but equally so is a true desire to try cases. Grit and determination are some of the qualities the firm prizes, so candidates should be prepared to demonstrate them in interviews. The firm’s culture is a big selling point for associates, who describe it as very social and filled with different personality types. In fact, the firm emphasizes the importance of personal style in effective advocacy, and partners are supportive of associates in helping them to develop their styles along with their skill...

About the Firm

Ahmad, Zavitsanos and Mensing 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, executive employment ...

Why Work Here

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.

Perks & Benefits

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