Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C. (“AKZ”) represents individuals who cannot afford an attorney, typically on a class action basis.  We work on a contingent fee basis, so we don’t get paid unless we obtain justice for you. We have been involved in dozens of class actions nationwide, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for consumers. We have forced the distribution, or preservation, of billions of dollars for policyholders of mutual insurers in stopping unfair reorganizations.

Our Focus

Prosecuting class actions against large corporations in such areas as consumer fraud, food mislabeling, cyber privacy, and environmental pollution. 

Representing insurance policyholders nationwide by challenging improper insurance company mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, including challenges to stock conversions by mutual insurance companies (a process known as “demutualization”).

Litigating commercial matters (on an hourly fee basis or as otherwise agreed) such as business and partnership disputes, intellectual property, copyright enforcement, landlord-tenant matters, and routine matters.

Fees and Policy

We know that the decision to hire a lawyer can be difficult. Therefore, we are committed to taking the stress out of hiring a lawyer. We do this by first reviewing your case without charge. If we are able to take your case, we will represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means:

  • We will pay all of the out-of-pocket expenses from your case
  • If there is a recovery, we will be paid attorneys’ fees and expenses out of the recovery
  • If there is no recovery, we will not be paid fees or expenses – it will cost you nothing
  • If we are unable to take your case, you are free to consult with another attorney of your choice
  • We also represent clients on an individual basis on an hourly-rate basis or as otherwise negotiated.

Firm Affiliations

Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C. works closely with prominent firms around the country to identify and litigate complex matters, particularly those involving insurance and food matters. The firm works with Bonnet, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, P.C., as well as Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC, and Chavez & Gertler, as well as other firms with regional and national presences.