ELI ZEV “E. Z.” ILIONSKY, Esq.

Managing Attorney

“E. Z.” Ilionsky is the managing attorney behind Ilionsky Law, PLLC. Born in the former Soviet Union, E. Z. is the son of a refugee family which – after living as stateless persons in Europe – eventually settled in the United States. This background and experience has made E. Z. appreciate more than most the rights and freedoms our legal system provides. He zealously employs these beliefs in his law practice.

E. Z. 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. E. Z. has successfully represented both clients in jury and non-jury trials, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. He is an active member of multiple prominent professional legal associations and has been included in the “2021 Texas Rising Stars” list, a distinction reserved for 2.5% of attorneys in Texas. In addition, E. Z. has a Lead Counsel Rating in four areas of law: International Law, Business Law, Family Law, and Civil 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. E. Z. also speaks Russian on a native level and Hebrew on a proficient level, and his Spanish leaves a lot to be desired.

Outside of his legal practice, E. Z. enjoys strength training, rugby, and historical fencing. 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 splits his time between Houston and Austin and spends time volunteering with legal clinics.

Education

University at Buffalo Law School, 2006
–Juris Doctor
–Editor, Buffalo Environmental Law Journal
Universite Robert Schuman (Strasbourg, France), 2004
– European Union and Continental European Law Program
University of Houston Law Center, 2005
-Visiting Scholar
University at Houston, 2003
–Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

State of Texas, 2007
United States District Court For The Southern District Of Texas, 2007

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

SuperLawyers – Rising Star of 2021
Client Champion 2019 Martindale-Hubbell (Platinum Rating)
Client Champion 2018 Martindale-Hubbell (Silver Rating)
Client Champion 2017 Martindale-Hubbell (Gold Rating)
Lead Counsel Rated by Thomson Reuters (Family Law, Business Law, Litigation, and, International Law)
American Bar Association (Committee Member)
Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court (Master)
Houston Bar Association (Member)
Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
Texas Bar Family Law Section (Member)

KAT POPE

Paralegal

Kat is technically from California, but came to Texas as soon as she could. Behind every lawyer is a great paralegal and this cannot be more true with Kat. Kat likes to travel and read in her spare time. She has a pet papillon, in regard to which E. Z. has gone on the record to claim that it is only masquerading as a dog, but really might be an alien. Upon being offered to provide a photograph of herself for this website and having one chosen for her if she did not, Kat still refused, hence we used a public domain placeholder. (You just had to call our bluff, Kat.)

Education

Center for Advanced Legal Studies, 2022
–Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies
Central Christian University, 2020
–Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science

NETA LOVE, M.B.A.

Office Manager 

Neta Love is the office manager for the form, and oversees the day-to-day administrative tasks of the office, including information systems, accounting, records management, library administration, and, client relations. Neta’s educational background includes a focus on economics and business with a undergraduate degree in economics and an MBA from one of the top-tier business schools in the world. Aside from keeping the lights on in the office, Neta is a certified yoga instructor trained in a type of yoga which focuses on rehabilitation and strengthening. Neta has two pet frogs named Vasilisa and Yaroslav.

Education

Tel Aviv University, 2010
– Masters in Business Administration

Universitat Wien (Vienna, Austria), 2010
– International Business Exchange Program

University at Houston, 2006
– Bachelor of Arts

What Our Clients Are Saying

"Mr. Illionsky is a lawyer's lawyer and a true gentleman. He is prompt to respond and very succinct. His knowledge of the law is also extremely extensive and came to my aid in a county ordinance dispute. I’d recommend him in a heartbeat."

Chris Lahiri

"Words cannot express how thankful I am to have had E.Z. take on my case. From the beginning of my case all the way to the end, he answered all of my questions, handled all obstacles, and defended at all times. You can say he is a Professional Bulldog in court! E.Z. took care of me and my family and we will always be thankful for his help! We highly, highly recommend E.Z! All the way!"

Monique Perez

"I wish there was a way of giving him 10 stars. I have been working with E.Z for the last couple months and I have no complaints. He is tough but truthful 😀.If you are looking for an attorney that tells you exactly what you want to hear ...please skip him but if you are looking a real counsel that Says to you what you need to hear CALL HIM. HE IS A GOOD GUY."

Beni L.

"I was referred to Ilionsky Law and could not be happier with the service. E.Z. took my case on in a less than an optimal time frame, yet made me feel like I was in good hands throughout. There was excellent communication/responsiveness and counsel was straightforward with everything explained thoroughly (and with a lot of patience!). E.Z. was kind and thoughtful and I felt at ease knowing I had him going into the situation. I wholeheartedly would recommend this establishment!"

Neda Haggag

"Words cannot express the gratitude I feel toward Ilionsky, it was a blessing to have found him. Since the minute I was on the phone with him, I had nothing but total support and guidance. Had it not been for Ilionsky, I probably would have lost my case and my sanity, to be honest. He was always reachable, communicative, smart, straightforward, confident, and extremely competent. He is a truly compassionate human being, who cared for my case as if I was part of his family. Putting my trust in him was the best decision I have made. I felt confident and secure with him on my side through the whole case, not once did I doubt him. I know it's you said you are just doing your job, but it's my life- and I feel you went above and beyond and I just want to express my appreciation."

Karla Venegas

"Can I just say Thank God, for amazing attorneys that really care for you as a person and as a client, EZ Llionsky was understanding, attentive , help you fight for what is right. He is straight forward there is no bull ____ , my family and I are just very grateful that we found him.. I can not say it enough but Thank You so much!"

Dolores Charles

"EZ and his staff provided excellent service. He constantly went out of his way to make sure that my case was being handling properly. He genuinely cares about the case and more importantly making sure your okay during the process. His "go-get em'" attitude is something you want from a lawyer and that was the key to the outcome in my case. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND choosing Ilionsky Law firm for and legal matter!"

Daniyal Hasan

"Very happy with this firm's services. Always kept me up to date on all developments, was always very patient and explained everything to me so I can make all the decision so I felt in control of my divorce. My ex settled just to avoid his deposition because he was afraid of my lawyer. LOL."

 

Martha W

"I can't say Thank you enough!!! to attorney Ilionsky. He represented me in a custody case. Being a single mom on a fixed budget, I was thinking I couldn't afford good legal representation. I was wrong attorney Ilionsky is an AMAZING ATTORNEY! He is fair, honest and cares about his clients. He is not out to take your money and charge you for every little thing. My case dragged on for a little over a year. Through out that time I never felt that he didn't have my best interest. I can't say these things about many attorneys but I can say that about him. He CARES and I would definitely use him again if I need too."

Erika Alvarez