Tim Shelby and Family

The Shelby Family

Tim Shelby, JD


Tim and his wife Melissa Shelby are actively involved in the Houston Chapter of Cure JM. They served as Co-Chairs of the first Walk Strong for Cure JM® Houston, which raised over $60,000 for Cure JM. Their son, Grant, was first diagnosed with JM in 2011.

Tim is a partner in the Houston trial firm, Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing P.C. or AZA, as it is better known. Tim handles a wide variety of business litigation and oil and gas disputes. He has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation in Texas and has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since 2014. Prior to joining AZA, Tim practiced for several years in the litigation department of Baker Botts in Houston.

Tim received his law degree from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he served as a Teaching Fellow in Harvard’s Department of Economics. Tim received a Master 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 received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in economics and political science from Baylor University.