E. Zev Ilionsky is the managing attorney behind Ilionsky Law Group. Born in the former USSR, Zev is the son of a refugee family which settled in the United States after fleeing the Soviet Union and living as stateless persons in Europe. His background has made Zev appreciate more than most the rights and freedoms our legal system provides. He zealously employs these beliefs in his law practice.
Zev holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctorate from the University at Buffalo Law School. Zev has also studied at the Université Robert Schuman (now part of the University of Strasbourg) in France, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Houston Law Center.
Zev has an extensive experience in and out of the courtroom and is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and the federal United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He has a Lead Counsel Rating in three areas of law: International Law, Business Law, and Litigation. In order to qualify for this, an attorney has to demonstrate that he or she has ample legal experience, a spotless record free of any disciplinary actions, and has been endorsed by peers in the legal profession. He speaks Russian on a native level and Hebrew on a proficient level.
Outside of his legal practice, Zev enjoys strength training, rugby, and soccer. He also engages in amateur study of ancient history, linguistics, anthropology, and ethnography – enough to sound initially interesting but ultimately boring at dinner parties. He lives in the Sawyer Heights neighborhood of Houston with his wife and daughter, where he is active in the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with several local advocacy and community service organizations such as JFS Houston and Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ Make Justice Happen.