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Anitra Ash-Shakoor

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Washington, DC

4.9   60 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 3 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Currently Registered
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016

About Anitra

Learn Anitra’s areas of practice.

Anitra Ash-Shakoor is the founding attorney at Capital Justice Attorneys, LLP. An accomplished bankruptcy lawyer, she assists clients in Washington, D.C. and Maryland with Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies. She also practices probate and estate planning in D.C.

Anitra is proud to be very active in her community. She often provides pro bono work for low-income individuals facing bankruptcy and was actively involved in the ACLU of Philadelphia’s NAACP v. City of Philadelphia – 5th Monitoring Report Pedestrian & Car Stop Audit.

 

Anitra Ash-Shakoor is the Chair of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia's Access to Justice Committee; a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; a member of the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women’s Law Division, National Bar Association, among many other professional affiliations.

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Location

Capital Justice Attorneys, LLP
1325 G Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20005

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  60 customer reviews
Posted by Lakisha | April 2, 2021
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The best Attorney
She was very patient and knowledgeable. Easy to talk to very understanding. Always available. Good energy every time we spoke. She helped me through one of the roughest times in my life. I couldn’t of asked for a better attorney. Thank you from my my heart. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2021
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Very satisfied with the services.
My husband and I received excellent service from Attorney Ash-Shakoor. From the beginning to the end, she made sure we understood each process and was very professional and patient with us. Excellent service.
Posted by Kevin | January 25, 2021
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Excellent Service
Ms. Ash-Shakoor was hired by me to resolve a adverse complaint filed by a creditor in my bankruptcy case, in which I initially filed on my own behalf without advisement from an attorney. Ms. Ash-Shakoor was able to settle the matter with the creditor without further litigation proceedings. She was also able to help me reaffirm my vehicle in this case. Ms. Shakoor provided prompt and responsive consumer service to me throughout my process and made herself available to answer all of my questions related to my case. Ms. Ash-Shakoor is a very experienced bankruptcy lawyer who did an excellent job with assisting me with my case. I highly recommend her services for anyone seeking to pursue bankruptcy.
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Posted by Tom | January 25, 2021
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Made the process not as stressful and way to understand. WOULD RECOMMEND 100%!
I used Anitra for a ch7 in Maryland. Anyone who has filed for bankruptcy knows it’s a scary and can be stressful at times. Anitra made the process easy to understand and took a lot of the burden off of myself. She has unbeatable prices when you consider the amount of time and resources put into preparing your paperwork the correct way. Very professional and a very pleasant person. I have recommended Anitra to friends and I will continue to do so due to her professionalism and hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
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Awesome
Ms. Anitra was so professional always there to answer any question I had and an all around great person/lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
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Bankruptcy
Ms Anitra was so helpful in guiding me through my bankruptcy she was able to answer all my questions and put my mind at ease. She is very very courteous.
Posted by Lillian | January 25, 2021
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Ms. Lady
I love the fact Mrs. Ash-Shakoor was straight forward with me. She was there all the way.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2020
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Superb Expertise and Service
Ms. Ash-Shakoor was knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. I was impressed by her willingness to answers my questions every step of the way in a very easily digestible manner. At the same time I was navigating a bankruptcy, I also was in the middle of a divorce case; Ms. Ash-Shakoor willingly collaborated with my divorce attorney to ensure appropriate steps were taken and to mitigate any potential negative impact to either the divorce or the bankruptcy. In addition to her expertise and professionalism, I found her to be compassionate and kind. I would recommend hiring Ms. Ash-Shakoor.
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Posted by Michael | December 31, 2019
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Fantastic
Hiring Anitra Ash-Shakoor was great to work with very professional and wonderful personality I would recommend her to anyone who looking for an attorney
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2019
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Very Pleased
Anitra was pleasant, efficient and very informative. She answered all my questions and eased my concerns.
Posted by Timothy | April 29, 2019
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Could never ask for more!
We were scared to death when we started this process and had no idea what to do. Anitra truly made it a breeze!! She was so non-judgmental, supportive, and informative. She communicated well and we are SO happy!!
Posted by James | March 19, 2019
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Mr
She is a awesome lawyer who help me get a fresh start. I would recommend her to my friend and the firm she work for with out a hesitation. Happy to have her .
Posted by Adalisa | March 19, 2019
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Excellent
The world need more people like Anitra ! She is clear and precise. It was my first time dealing with any lawyer and she was completely understandable and patient. Thanks you!
Posted by Silvia | March 5, 2019
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Excellent Service Provided!
I had the pleasure of having Mrs. Anitra as my BK Lawyer and she wonderful. Mrs. Anitra was knowledgeable in assisting me during this time. She made the process very easy and understandable step by step. She is AWESOME! If you are looking to file bankruptcy she is definitely the lawyer you need on your team! Thanks
Posted by Jasmine | February 22, 2019
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Bankruptcy
Anitra was very attentive, she was very detailed throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend her 1000%
Posted by Kenyatta | February 20, 2019
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Bankruptcy
She was very helpful and informative. Whenever I had questions she was available to answer. She also made sure I had everything I needed to fill my bankruptcy. I would most definitely recommend her to anyone
Posted by Noemi | February 12, 2019
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Best attorney
The best attorney I’ve had. Explained everything from the beginning to end. Was quick to call back if I had any questions.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2018
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A+++
Ms. Ash-Shakoor by far is the best lawyer ever! She made an already stressfull situation move with such ease. She is truly the person you want on your team when going through such situations. Thank you so much Ms. Ash-Shakoor for your assistance, I truly appreciated all that you did for me. May God bless you abundantly!
Posted by Robert | October 19, 2018
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Very responsive and professional
I was pleasantly surprised at the ease to which this process unfolded under the guidance of Ms. Ash-Shakoor! She made this a seamless process by providing accurate information and tools necessary to file my case. She was easily contacted and responded quickly when not readily available.
Posted by Crystal | October 1, 2018
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Bankruptcy Attorney
Anitra Ash-Shakoor's is an awsome attorney. She handled my case in a timely manner I only met with her twice and everything was done. She was always available and answered all of my annoying questions with the same caring attitude and always had an answer. She is really quick and good at what she does and defends her client fully. I highly recommand her. Thank you Crystal
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Informal Admonition issued in DC, 2016
updated on 12/10/2019

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Anitra's comment: “I have successfully represented hundreds of individuals through the bankruptcy process. This particular case involved a husband being temporarily out of the country who gave permission for his wife to sign bankruptcy pleadings on his behalf. Unfortunately, the couple did not have a properly executed power of attorney in place and was reprimanded for this oversight. This was unfortunate but my valued clients are definitely in capable hands.”

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Capital Justice Attorneys, LLP
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Morgan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyers of Distinction Nomination
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Excellence Award
  • Washington, DC Small Business
  • 2016
  • 2015 Best Business of Washington, DC - Bankruptcy Law
  • Washington, DC Best Businesses
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Anitra
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anitra is an extraordinary advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her for anyone seeking bankruptcy relief."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anitra is incredibly knowledgeable of the law, yet she provides excellent customer service. She has a passion for what she does and is one of the best. I routinely refer my cases to Anitra knowing my clients are going to be dealing with the best."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ash-Shakoor is a consummate professional. I have known her in the legal community for the past four years and she is an outstanding bankruptcy and probate attorney, who truly values her clients. A true champion for the cause of justice. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Ms. Ash-Shakoor professionally for 4 years and I am fully aware of her outstanding abilities in the law. She is fully proficient and adept in the areas of bankruptcy and estates/probate law. I would refer cases to her without hesitation, and give her the highest endorsements of honest and integrity among my colleagues."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ash-Shakoor is a excellent attorney. She knows her stuff and always has a positive outlook on what can be seen by many as challenging circumstances. I would wholeheartedly recommend this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Ash-Shakoor has a keen interest and understanding of the intricacies of bankruptcy proceedings. She is well-versed in the minutiae of consumer bankruptcy options, exemptions, and work-arounds. She is a pleasure to work with and capable in her field."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She possesses a high level of knowledge and professionalism."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Anitra. She is a superb bankruptcy attorney who truly values her clients. I continue to recommend her services."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I believe Ms. Ash-Shakoor is a competent and wonderfully professional attorney. I had the opportunity to work with her on a.complex and complicated matter. Ms. Ash-Shakoor demonstrated the ability to quickly grasp the important and provide her input quickly and efficiently. Based on this experience, I would endorse her."
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Washington Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Anitra Ash-Shakoor
Anitra Ash-Shakoor
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 12 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details