Tim Shelby Promoted to Partner at Houston Litigation Boutique AZA
June 10, 2013

Trial lawyer focuses on energy, securities, professional liability, real estate litigation

HOUSTON – Accomplished trial lawyer Tim Shelby has been named a partner in the Houston complex commercial litigation firm AZA

“Tim is a person who can connect with jurors, witnesses and clients alike. But he also possesses a superior intellect and amazing legal acumen that allow him to simply take the air out of an opponent’s case,” says AZA founding partner John Zavitsanos. “We’re thrilled he is becoming a partner. We sure wouldn’t want him anywhere else.”

Mr. Zavitsanos credits Mr. Shelby for his work on behalf of an oil field supplier that faced $35 million in exposure when the company hired AZA.

“Within six months of Tim being on the case, the company that sued actually paid our client a multimillion-dollar cash settlement,” says Mr. Zavitsanos.

Mr. Zavitsanos also lauds Mr. Shelby for his uncanny ability to elicit information from just about anyone, including witnesses in an ongoing case where the firm has helped a client uncover a Chinese counterfeiting scheme that now is being probed by federal investigators.

Mr. Shelby focuses on complex commercial litigation, energy litigation, securities litigation, professional liability matters, and real estate disputes. His many professional honors include multiple selections to the Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers.

A graduate of Harvard Law School who served as a teaching fellow in the economics department, Mr. Shelby earned his Masters of Public Service and Administration from the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University, where he was recognized as a Bush Fellow. He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in economics and political science from Baylor University.

AZA, or 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 recognized by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms in the 2013 listing of the nation’s leading law firms. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000. AZA has been hired on many occasions by the same companies the firm has prevailed against at trial. Read more at


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