About us

At I.S. Law Firm we believe that Law IS for people. Our staff’s competence and experience will ensure the best representation in any legal matter you may have whether it be immigration, personal injury, or business/corporate law. 

MSPV-7641Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski
Email: ismail@islawfirm.com
Direct: (703) 527-1779
Fax: (703) 778-0369

Attorney Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski is the founder and principal attorney at I.S. Law Firm, PLLC. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of immigration law, personal injury, and business 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 served as Of Counsel for a New Orleans based law firm which helped him develop 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.

Admissions to practice law:

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court Easter District of Virginia


Speaks: Russian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, and English


  • Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School New Orleans

  • Certificate in International Law and Practice. Loyola Law School New Orleans

  • B.A. International Economic Relations, Baku, Azerbaijan

Alla V. Malova 
Email: amalova@islawfirm.com
Direct: (703) 527-1779
Fax: (703) 778-0369

Alla V. Malova is an immigration case manager at I.S. Law Firm, PLLC. She works directly with clients, guides them through the immigration process, and prepares clients’ petitions to ensure success for each and every case. In addition, she assists in the firm’s research while closely monitoring immigration law in the US.

Before joining I.S. Law Firm, Alla had worked for several international organizations in Washington, DC, including the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Wider Opportunities for Women. She also volunteers as a Russian language teacher for the Global Language Network in Washington, DC.

Speaks: Russian, English


  • Master of Arts in International Policy, the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

  • Master of Arts in Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Moscow State University, Russia

Zeynep Moore
Email: zmoore@islawfirm.com
Direct: (703) 527-1779
Fax: (703) 778-0369

Zeynep Moore is a personal injury case manager at I.S. Law Firm, PLLC. She gained much of her experience through working closely with clients and by thoroughly analyzing their cases in order to demand maximal payout from insurance companies. Before joining I.S. Law Firm, Zeynep had worked for several law firms and organizations in Turkey and the United States. She continues to volunteer as a Turkish teacher for the Global Language Network in Washington D.C. and she is currently working on admissions to practice law in New York and Washington D.C.

Speaks: Turkish, English


  • National Security Education Program (NSEP) Certificate, Georgetown University

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate, Banking & Finance, Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Marmara University Law Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey



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