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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Houston, TX

Joseph Y. Ahmad
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA
1221 McKinney Street, Suite 3460
Houston, TX 77010
T:Work 713-655-1101
F: Fax713-655-0062
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1987
Education: The University of Michigan Law School
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor (80%), Business Litigation (10%), Employee Benefits (10%)


Joe Ahmad handles executive employment cases, representing clients in covenant not to compete and trade secret litigation, in addition to assisting executives and corporate officers with the preparation and negotiation of employment agreements and other compensation issues.

Ahmad also represents clients in other high profile employment-related litigation, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases, and traditional labor disputes. His expertise extends to all major areas of employment litigation, including the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and all anti-discrimination and retaliation laws.

Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ahmad has tried more than 50 cases to a verdict. He routinely is recognized as one of the top attorneys in the country. In addition to being named to the Texas Super Lawyers listing of the Top 100 attorneys in Texas, he also has earned recognition from The Best Lawyers in America and the Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating.

A nationally-recognized expert in employment matters, Ahmad is a frequent commentator on issues related to employment law for various media entities including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, and local television stations.

Click here to read Ahmad’s blog Legal Issues in the Executive Suite.


Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2015

About Joseph Ahmad

Admitted: 1987, Texas

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Last Updated: 9/9/2015
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