Demetrios Anaipakos

Demetrios Anaipakos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA
 | 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-655-1101
Fax: 713-655-0062
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1995
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Demetrios Anaipakos is a seasoned trial lawyer recognized for his prowess at representing both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has helped one client obtain one of the largest patent verdicts in the United States, assisted others at beating the odds in patent fights and has overseen international patent litigation.

    He regularly handles cases in both state and federal courts and sometimes across international borders. He has been counsel in several significant cases involving allegations of damages into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. Anaipakos is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction reserved for Texas trial lawyers with a high degree of trial experience and expertise. His high-profile cases and courtroom victories have attracted statewide, national and sometimes international attention. He has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, the Washington Post, NewsweekUSA Today, and the National Law Journal.  And he has also appeared on many national television shows including Good Morning Americathe CBS Early Showthe NBC Nightly Newsthe CBS Evening News as well as the BBC.

    He’s recognized for his general commercial litigation work by the highly respected Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, published by London-based Chambers and Partners. He has been recognized by attorneys across the United States, making the list of the Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation in the U.S. News & World Report survey.  Mr. Anaipakos also has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list since 2004 and repeatedly has made the Top 100 Houston Super Lawyers list. Mr. Anaipakos has earned a “distinguished” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the premier legal directory in the United States. He was also named a Benchmark Litigation Star in 2016.

    About Demetrios Anaipakos

    Admitted: 1995, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Law Firms in Commercial Litigation, by U.S. News/Best Lawyers
    • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Houston, 2006, 2013-2017, by Thomson Reuters
    • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, 2016, by Thomson Reuters
    • Recognized as a leader in Texas General Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015-2017,published by London-based Chambers and Partners.
    • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star 2016-2018, the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys
    • Named to the IAM Patent 1000 in 2017, the World’s Leading Patent Professionals, as one of the best patent litigators in Texas.
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    •  Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Houston Young Lawyers Association
    • Houston Bar Association
    • Federal Circuit Bar Association
    • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • United States District Court for the District of Utah
    • Admitted in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in Texas
    • State Bar of Texas

    Educational Background:

    • Selected as one of ten students to represent academic excellence at Stanford University during the University’s centennial celebration
    • President’s Award for Academic Excellence at Stanford University
    • Associate Editor, Stanford Law Review, 1993-1995
    • Stanford University, A.B., with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1992
    • Stanford University Law School, J.D., 1995

    Industry Groups

    • Oil & Gas
    • Technology
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    Office Location for Demetrios Anaipakos

    1221 McKinney Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77010

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    Last Updated: 1/5/2021

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