Judicial Comments

Quotes from Court in Allied Mutual case that plaintiffs, represented by Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C., and co-counsel, settled for over $128.5 million in 2005 in the largest class action recovery in Iowa history:

“It’s been a pleasure to work with you and to be involved in such an interesting and complex case.  I’ve been very impressed with the representation on behalf of everyone and the quality of people involved.”

“And so to the clients that are here, you really have had first-rate representation and everyone has done a great job.”

Decision of Judge Ralph D. Gants, sitting in the Business Litigation Session, Suffolk County Superior Court, Massachusetts.

“…this Court has found [Adkins, Kelston & Zavez] to be a capable, experienced and energetic advocate...”

Clients' Comments

Quote of business client of AKZ:

“You litigated this case with skill beyond my wildest expectation and hope.”

Quote from client AKZ proved was innocent through DNA testing, and for whom AKZ obtained $950,000 for his wrongful imprisonment:

“You are a dream team of lawyers.”

Quote from AKZ client acquitted of homicide charges after jury trial:

“I owe you my life.”

Opposing Lawyers' Comments

From the adversary research, by opposing counsel at a prominent law firm, regarding AKZ attorneys:

Adkins' is a "formidable adversary" and "persuasive writer"

"Adkins's co-directors [David Kelston and John Zavez] are also Harvard Law graduates and possess impressive credentials as you will note from a review of their biographies."