AZA Welcomes Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Lawyer Tim Shelby
May 1, 2011

HOUSTON – The complex commercial litigation law firm of AZA is proud to announce the addition of accomplished courtroom attorney Tim Shelby.

Mr. Shelby has been recognized repeatedly as one of the top young lawyers in Texas, including multiple appearances in the Texas Rising Stars list based on his expertise in business litigation. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation as well as energy litigation, securities litigation, professional liability matters, and real estate disputes.

His legal track record includes representing a large electric and gas utility in a wide variety of commercial, environmental, property-damage, and personal-injury disputes. Prior to joining AZA, Mr. Shelby practiced for eight years in the litigation department at Baker Botts in Houston.

“We are thrilled to have Tim join our team of trial lawyers. He has the superb abilities and aggressive litigation skills we deliver for all our clients,” says John Zavitsanos, one of AZA’s founding partners.

Mr. Shelby earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2002. While in law school, he served as a Teaching Fellow in Harvard’s Department of Economics. He received a masters of public service and administration from the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University in 1999, where he was recognized as a Bush Fellow. Mr. Shelby earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in economics and political science from Baylor University in 1997.

“I came to AZA because I like to fight for my clients. I like to see a case all the way into the courtroom and I can do that here,” says Mr. Shelby.

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, securities fraud, construction, and business dispute cases. AZA is one of only 32 firms in the U.S. to be recognized as “awesome opponents” in a nationwide poll of corporate general counsel who were asked to name the law firms they hope their companies never have to face in court. In fact, AZA has been hired on many occasions by the same companies the firm has prevailed against at trial. More information about the firm can be found at



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