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Attorney Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski is the founder and principal of I.S. Law Firm, PLLC.

focuses his practice primarily in the areas of business law and
immigration law. His diverse background in law, accounting, finance,
and business enables Mr. Shahtakhtinski to provide high quality
integrated legal services across practice areas. Prior to founding his
firm, Attorney Shahtakhtinski worked with other firms on major civil
litigations and worked as of counsel for a New Orleans based law firm.
Mr. Shahtakhtinski has developed experience in a broad range of civil
matters including personal injury, insurance coverage, as well as
immigration law and commercial litigation including contract disputes
and business torts. In the past, Mr. Shahtakhtinski represented number
of Washington, DC area businesses, international corporations, foreign
governments, and individuals in their legal matters.

Over the
years of fast-paced and highly evolving practice, Mr. Shahtakhtinski
participated on panels of forums and conferences, and has been
interviewed by international news broadcasts on developments in U.S.
Law. Mr. Shahtakhtinski holds a Certificate in International Law and
Practice and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia
and the states of Virginia, Maryland and New York.


Languages spoken: Russian, Turkish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 50%
    11 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    11 years
  3. Business: 20%
    11 years



Hourly ($1-300/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

I.S. Law Firm, PLLC

1199 N. Fairfax St., Suite 702
Alexandria, VA, 22314


VAAuthorized to practice law200703/31/2016
DCActive 200707/06/2016
NYCurrently registered 200607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice Award 2012AVVO2012
Best in ServiceMI & A, Inc.2004
Best in ResearchMI & A, Inc.2003
Honorary DiplomaState Oil Academy2000
Red DiplomaState Oil Academy2000
Employee of the MonthBBME1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal Attorney / FounderI.S. Law Firm, PLLC2007 - Present
General CounselAllied Accounting & Tax Services, LLC2010 - 2012
General CounselUltimate Healthcare Services, Inc.2008 - 2012
AttorneyUpdate Legal, Excalibur2006 - 2007
Law ClerkMartins Imudia & Associates2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Collectors AssociationActive Member2012 - Present
American Turkish AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
Virginia State BarActive Member2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationActive Member2006 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationActive Member2006 - Present
American Bar Asssociation Section of Business LawActive Member2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationActive Member2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Summary Judgment Victory in Case Involving Breach of Fiduciary Duty by a Foreign LLC OwnerVictory
Alien with Extraordinary AbilityApproval
Asylum from Russia for a Victim of Police CorruptionGrant of Asylum
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Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration for EntrepeneursImmigration for Entrepeneurs2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Loyola University School of LawInternational LawCertificate in International Legal Studies2005
State Oil AcademyInternational BusinessBS - Bachelor of Science2000
School # 207N/ADiploma1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Informational ProgramVoice of AmericaN/A