AZA Partner Tim Shelby Earns Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Peer Review Ranking
March 18, 2015

HOUSTON – Commercial litigator Tim Shelby of Houston’s AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent peer review rating, the highest rating offered by the annual guide to the nation’s top lawyers.

Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings are based on confidential reviews from lawyers and judges. Mr. Shelby secured AV Preeminent status on his first request to be rated after earning a rating of 4.9 out of 5.0, which indicates that his peers hold an exceptionally high regard for both his ethical standards and legal ability.

This respect was evidenced in the sample comments that Martindale-Hubbell has made public, including:

“Tim is one of the smartest, hardest working, and competent lawyers I have ever worked with or against. He is a superb litigator who puts his clients’ interests first in seeking the best result possible,” stated one confidential review.

Another noted that: “He has an invaluable combination of a razor-sharp intellect, a true love of trying cases, and a tremendous work ethic. He also has a calm and confident demeanor that does not call attention to himself, but to the issues. I recommend him very highly.”

This recognition is just the latest for Mr. Shelby, who was selected among The Best Lawyers in America for 2015. He also earned 2014 Texas Super Lawyers recognition after six selections to the companion Texas Rising Stars list.

Other AZA lawyers with AV Preeminent ratings are partners Joseph Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Amir Alavi and Sean Gorman, and Of Counsel David E. Warden.

AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, 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




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