Anitra Ash-Shakoor


Capital Justice Attorneys, LLP is the reliable, trusted, and inspiring law firm it is today thanks to the consistent efforts and dedication of our founder, Anitra Ash-Shakoor. Her years of experience has refined her skills and knowledge regarding mortgages, lending regulations, and consumer bankruptcy law. Anitra uses these skills and knowledge to help people with financial problems and emergencies get the relief they need. She has represented hundreds of individuals and married couples in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. She is a well-respected lawyer in the field, friendly and knowledgeable, and easy to get in contact with. Helping people file bankruptcy and eliminate their debts – and save their homes, their cars, and their livelihoods – is her passion!

Anitra received her law degree (Juris Doctor), from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2001, and her undergraduate degree from Morgan State University in 1998. She began her legal career as a law clerk at the Regional Bankruptcy Center for Southeastern Pennsylvania and had the distinct honor of working for, and learning from, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge David A. Scholl. In 2012, she formed her own law firm, Capital Justice, in Washington, D.C. and continued her commitment to serving those in financial distress. Anitra serves as chair of the National Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section’s Outreach Community. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), and is admitted to practice law in the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia, District of Maryland, and the Northern District of Illinois.
Anitra is a Northern California native and resides with her family in Prince George’s County, MD.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • 2015 Best Business of Washington, D.C. – Bankruptcy Law
  • 2016 Washington, D.C. Small Business Excellence Award – Bankruptcy Law
  • Chair Bankruptcy Law Committee, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women’s Law Division, National Bar Association
  • Board Member of the Bankruptcy Law Section, National Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  • Co-Chair, D.C. Chapter–National Lawyers Guild
  • The District of Columbia Bar

Community Involvement

Attorney Ash-Shakoor is Dedicated to Giving Back

Throughout her career, Anitra has exemplified what it means to be active in a community. She routinely completes pro bono work with the U.S. District Court of Maryland’s Debtor Assistance Project, and the District of Columbia’s Bar Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic, which focuses on helping low-income individuals or families file for bankruptcy without having to worry about usual attorney fees. Dedicated also to civil rights work, Anitra is currently an executive board member of the D.C. Chapter National Lawyer’s Guild. As an NLG member, she was part of the legal team that challenged the planned closure of numerous Washington, D.C. public schools. Her past volunteerism also includes her work with the ACLU of Philadelphia where she contributed to the NAACP v. City of Philadelphia – 5th Monitoring Report Pedestrian & Car Stop Audit (December 7, 2000).