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. 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. (His Spanish language skills leave a lot to be desired, but thankfully his office staff can help.)

Outside of his legal practice, E. Z. 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 children, where he volunteers with several local advocacy and community service organizations such as Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ Make Justice Happen legal clinic program and JFS Houston.

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
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)

ALISON JANE BEAM MEYERS, Esq.
Of Counsel
Law is a second career for Alison. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Economics. From Illinois, Alison traveled to Texas to attend Texas A&M University and graduated in 1985 with a Master Degree in Agriculture. After that, Alison spent over fourteen years as a commercial loan officer before entering law school.

Alison graduated from South Texas College of Law in 2003 where she was a member of the prestigious South Texas Law Review journal and received several honors for her contributions to South Texas Law Review, including the well-cited article entitled Mentally Ill and Mentally Retarded Defendants in Texas May Get a Chance at Justice: Recommendations to the Task Force Created by SB553.

Alison’s focus is on family law and real estate transactions, but her real passion is advocating for children. Alison works and volunteers on behalf of children caught in the tangles of the Texas legal system.

Education
South Texas College of Law, 2003
Juris Doctor
Assistant MIS Editor, South Texas Law Review
Editor, Construction Law Review
-Dean’s List: Fall 2001, Summer 2002, Fall 2002, and Spring 2003
-Ephraim Del Pozo & Paul Lamp Writing Award, Spring 2003
-Ferguson Camp Poll Award for Outstanding Legal Writing, Spring 2002
-Dean Kimberly Cauthorn Award for Distinguished Service, Spring 2002

Texas A&M University
-Master of Agriculture
Southern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Economics

Bar Admissions
State of Texas, 2003
United States District Court For The Southern District Of Texas, 2014

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions
Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children

ANJALI DEMLA BRAUN, Esq.
Associate Attorney
Born in Texas, Anjali spent her formative years in New Jersey prior to coming back to the Lone Star State. Anjali graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Technical Writing. She then earned her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in 2013.

Aside from being a noted athlete in college, Anjali is also an accomplished writer with published works including but not limited to manuals, guidebooks, and, legal topics. Anjali excels in legal research and drafting, and is considered a rising star in family law, to which she devotes most of her legal work.

Anjali taught herself XML (the computer Extensible Markup Language) for fun. She also speaks conversational Spanish.

Education
-South Texas College of Law, 2013
Juris Doctor
-Penn State University, 2007
Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions
State of Texas, 2014

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions
Texas Young Lawyers Association (member)
South Asian Bar Association of North America (member)