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Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski

Immigration Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.9   19 reviews

also known as Ismail Shahtakhtinski


Licensed for 16 years

Virtual consultation available

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I.S. LAW FIRM, PLLC OFFERS INTEGRATED LEGAL SERVICES TO INDIVIDUAL AND CORPORATE CLIENTS.

We are a diverse team of professionals and we understand the needs of every client. Whether you have questions about immigration process, looking for a personal injury lawyer, or need legal help running your business, I.S. Law Firm is here to help.

Founded by Attorney Ismail Shahtakhtinski, I.S. Law Firm is structured to provide excellent legal services with individual attention to the specific needs of each and every client, all at the most reasonable cost. Our lawyers work closely with experienced multi-lingual support staff to achieve the most favorable outcome for our clients. Above all, our clients have developed great confidence in our ability to achieve results. If you want to avoid anxiety and uncertainty about your case or situation, you have come to the right place.

We value our relationships with our clients and work creatively with each client to fit their needs. We pride ourselves on being flexible to meet you where you are, with our attorneys being happily willing to consult clients over the phone, online via Skype, or in person at our DC-area office located in the heart of Fairfax, Virginia. When you need excellent representation in immigration, personal injury, or business law matters, I.S. Law Firm’s experienced team of professionals is ready to serve you.

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Licensed for 16 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/27/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/12/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/28/2022

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I.S. Law Firm, PLLC
3930 Walnut Street
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Ismail received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by LJ | April 2, 2009
Great Attorney
My wife and I used Ismail's services for my Green card and we cannot be more pleased. He is very professional and knows his stuff. His fees are reasonable and was very understanding of our financial situation. Very approachable and prompt in is responses to our questions during the process. I found him through a google search and was very open and informative during the initial phone call explaining our case. Very organized in his paperwork and keeps you abreast of the process. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2009
Connie Cheng/ United Airline
Posted by Baglan | October 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect lawyer
Ismail Shahtakhtinski, thank you so much for the work you’ve done. I really saw clarity, professionalism, attention to detail and humanity. Due to your knowledge and efforts, it even turned out to formally go through one of the legal stages, at which I saved perhaps many years. In general, I received a professional range of legal services, which I was pleased with. I’m also thankful to your helper Anya. She is very responsible, always in touch and tried to assist me as much as possible. Ismail, I wish you and your law firm prosperity and happiness !
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Posted by Zia | March 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Immigration Attorney!
Before Ismail, many Attorneys looked at my complicated immigration case (asylum) and thought it was impossible to get it approved. But Ismail took time and effort to build and present such a strong case to USCIS that they simply could not deny it. Back then, I didn't even understand why he was so detail-oriented, and why my whole Immigration package was like in hundreds if not thousands of pages. Thanks to him, my asylum case was approved in just 15 minutes of meeting with the Asylum officer and I got my Greencard 6 years ago and a few days ago I got my citizenship. He is the best in the game and I'd recommend him to everyone who needs a great Attorney for their immigration needs.
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Posted by Shamdin | October 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
recommendation
I am grateful to you for everything, you helped me a lot, thank you very much Thank you Mr. Ismail!
Posted by Umut | October 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive Fair attorney with immigration expertise
I asked Mr. Shahtakhtinski for his support in a business agreement with some immigration related information. He was fully responsive and professional - even though we started the work remotely. I kept my credit balance with him in case I would need him again, he even contacted me to give me a refund after a long while for the portion he did not use. Highly recommended
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Posted by Vinay | June 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive Fair & Knowledgable Attorney
Ismail helped with our immigration case. He was highly responsive, fair and knowledgeable. We appreciate the efforts he and his staff provided to get us through a challenging process with USCIS.
Posted by ibrahim | July 23, 2014
Thank you IS LAW Firm
I had an asylum case for 2 yrs , I was referred to the immigration court , and this is when a friend of mine recommended I.S Law Firm " Ismail " I was told he was a great lawyer , but action speaks louder than words , So I went to see him and presented my case , he told me after reviewing my 2yr case status that he can help me , and he was very helpful indeed , His office assistant followed up with me " Alla " every step of the way for the full length of my case from the day I got the referral to go to court to my court date , she helped me put things in perspective , helped me organize my papers and followed up with me every step of the way , they even helped me obtain my Work authorization in no time , I'm very happy and pleased with their and commitment as a team , Mr.Ismail who defended me in the court room and made things easy and smooth . I'm Over all satisfied 100 % if not more . I would defiantly recommend IS Law Firm to anybody who have an immigration crisis , its not everyday you meet a team that understands your case and a lawyer that brutally defends you , in the right time , helps you get things right and achieve positive results . Thank you IS LAW FIRM :)) Wish you all the best
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Posted by Alan | March 14, 2014
Change of status for same sex spouse
Ismail and his law firm members, especially Alla Malova, were very responsive to our needs. They made us feel confident in our petition and helped with filing all the forms. They were quick to copy us with all correspondence and sent reminders, even though we of course were very diligent in following the case. They are also very accessible with their time. We recommend Ismail. As a client we recommend that you work hard to prepare your documents and I.S. Law Firm will work hard for you.
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Posted by Sh.Atabekova | March 4, 2014
Great law firm
I used the services of IS Law firm and have received an approval of my case from USCIS as a result. The case was a very difficult one. I had very little hope it would be approved. I waited two years to receive my approval. During the initial consultation (the cost of which went toward the overall fee for the services) and in the subsequent two years, Mr. Shahtakhtinski and his team were very helpful and supportive. Every update from USCIS regarding my case was promptly communicated to me by email. They laid out their legal strategy and assured every piece of evidence was presented in the case to achieve a favorable outcome. This firm takes a consistent, prudent, and very knowledgeable approach to the work they do. I recommend Mr. Shahtakhtinski and his team for his legal expertise and a deep knowledge of the immigration laws.
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Posted by Brenda | April 22, 2013
Best and friendliest law-firm in the East coast By(Brenda Portillo)
This law-firm always kept me informed on my case and I'm very grateful for the help that they provided. They are the best in laws and immigration laws. They really took care of me, they are very patient with their customers and pay attention to the needs of the customers. If I had to choose a lawyer in the future I would definitely choose this law-firm. I love them so much. Thank you for everything y'all have done for me especially Mr.Ismail.
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Posted by Lidia | April 4, 2013
Trustworthy!!
I got the consultation over phone. I had the simple question, but it is supportive to hear the expert opinion. If it will get complicated, I will come back to him. Absolutely wort it.
Posted by Elan | November 9, 2012
Excellent lawyer
Ismail helped me with my asylum case. The first asylum officer was unprepared and really negative about my case. My case was going down. Ismail called in the supervisor and had the interview rescheduled. The second officer was preared and after Ismail's arguments and written memorandum my asylum was approved. Ismail saved my case from loss.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2011
Highly recommend this lawyer
Ismail prepared my application for green card (National Interest waiver) and it was approved! He also consulted me regarding my problems with H1B and labor certification. I can say that this is a VERY high level PROFESSIONAL, who’s knowledge of immigration laws is very wide and detailed. He definitely knows what he is doing. Very intelligent and creative, easily understood my subject (which is not easy) and found optimum way to present the case. Very approachable, quickly responds even at after work hours, very energetic and capable to complete work in a short time interval. My case had to be prepared in a rush, so he worked sometimes by nights and still delivered a really high quality work. Also he is very responsible and dedicated to his profession, client’s case is his first priority. Really very, very… person. I worked before with other lawyers and compared to them this lawyer is truly outstanding. I am also grateful to him for understanding my financial problems during the application time. If your case is not easy he definitely may be trusted to do the work.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2009
Highly Recommended Lawyer (Atty.Shahtakhtinski)
I met Atty.Shahtakhtinski after searching through Google last year. I had an issue with my former employer of not giving me my salary since I worked. On top of that my former employer didnt provide me then my payslip which was needed for my H1B transfer. I was new into this country last year and a bit desperate how I could transfer my H1B with my new employer. I am happy I met Atty.Shahtakhtinski that he gave a quick turnaround of my case. I highly recommend him to everyone. The Best Lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2009
Highly Recommended!!!!!!!!!!
Highly recommended!! Do not doubt his services because he does amazing work!
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2009
Ismail Tofig Shahtakhtinski Review by Maryia Dauhuliova
I met Ismail when desperately needing assistance with my H1B transfer. My application, prepared by another lawyer, was returned 3 times for more information and error correction. Needless to say, I was at a complete loss. Ismail took over the process and in no time prepared a very professional and clean application. I got my approval. He is always available for questions and does a very thorough research of all items of you inquiry or situation. He is very dedicated to your case, which is exactly what a client needs! I have recommended Ismail to several of my friends, and each of them were very please with the results.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2009
Mr. Shahtakhtinski
Guards your interests, very knowledgeable and approachable
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2009
Client Review
I was so happy with Ismail's services. His fees were very good when compared to other lawyers in the DC/metro area. He was very helpful in the entire process and I was able to reach him any time as he gave me his personal number. Ismail was very kowlegable about immigration laws and about what I needed to do to in order to fill out my application. I am now an american citizen because of him and I know I would not have been able to do it without him. I am highly recommending this lawyer. In fact, I have already recommended him to some of my friends and family members. Gregory D.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2009
GREAT LAWYER
HE MAKES YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR SITUATION AND GUIDES YOU TO MAKE SOUND DECISIONS.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney / Founder
  • I.S. Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Allied Accounting & Tax Services, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • General Counsel
  • Ultimate Healthcare Services, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Update Legal, Excalibur
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Martins Imudia & Associates
  • 2003 - 2005
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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Loyola University School of Law
  • Certificate in International Legal Studies
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Summary Judgment Victory in Case Involving Breach of Fiduciary Duty by a Foreign LLC Owner
  • Victory
  • Asylum from Russia for a Victim of Police Corruption
  • Grant of Asylum
  • Tax Controversy
  • Dismissal for Client
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Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Active Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Active Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Active Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • English
  • Spanish
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Awards

  • Client's Choice Award 2012
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Honorary Diploma
  • State Oil Academy
  • 2000
  • Red Diploma
  • State Oil Academy
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Informational Program
  • Voice of America
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (24)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ismail is a very strong advocate for his clients; he reviews all the clients option to help try and find the optimal outcome!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked on a case with Mr. Shahtakhtinski and found him to be very responsive and a strong advocate for our mutual client."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Ismail. He is a top-notch immigration lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. A highly recommended attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their commitment and dedication to clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Shahtakhtinski as he is tough litigator and insightful attorney that obtains great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ismail is a skilled attorney, and a very well qualified practitioner. Were I to need an attorney, I'd sit down with him first."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Business Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He frequently provides helpful answers to AVVO questions. He has demonstrated his legal knowledge and expertise and his commitment to his clients. He is an asset to the community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ismail. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"The I.S. Law Firm is one of the most reputable immigration shops in the DC metro area. When I meet a client with an immigration problem, I always refer them to this firm. Ismail and his associates provide first-class legal advice and can help any client navigate the immigration process. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shahtakhtinski provides insightful, helpful and accurate advice. His knowledge and diligence are clearly evident. I endorse this lawyer"
Business Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Shahtakhtinski as an excellent attorney who is delivering knowledge, experience and compassion to his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as he is knowledgable about the procedures for immigration cases."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fairfax Immigration Lawyer Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski
Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski
Immigration Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available