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Anitra Ash-Shakoor

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Capital Justice Attorneys is the reliable, trusted, and inspiring law firm it is today thanks to the consistent efforts and dedication of our founder, Anitra Ash-Shakoor. She founded the firm in order to provide her clients with legal services that simply could not be found anywhere else in the region, if not the country. Providing advocacy that takes an aggressive stance against any opposition and is backed by years of legal, corporate, and pro bono experience – all for competitive prices with no hidden fees – has been her passion from day one.

Anitra Ash-Shakoor attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After attending Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, she completed her Juris Doctor in 2001. Eager to make her mark in the legal world, she gained employment at the Regional Bankruptcy Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania as a law clerk. Her years of experience there refined her skills and knowledge regarding mortgages, lending regulations, business law, and consumer bankruptcy law.

To further expand her abilities, Anitra Ash-Shakoor also worked with the Center for Community Non-Profit Organizations, headquartered in Philadelphia. She was tasked with assisting clients who ran nonprofits, charitable causes, and other tax-exempt entities find alternative avenues to gain funding and finances. This experience carries over into the work she does today for her small business clients, as well as many newly-formed corporations and LLCs that come to her for guidance.

Throughout her career, Anitra Ash-Shakoor has exemplified what it means to be active in a community. She routinely completes pro bono work with the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project and the D.C. 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. Her name is also known among the ACLU of Philadelphia for her participation in NAACP v. City of Philadelphia – 5th Monitoring Report Pedestrian & Car Stop Audit (December 7, 2000). Anitra Ash-Shakoor also played a prominent role in the legal team that challenged the planned closure of numerous Washington, D.C. public schools.

She is a Northern California native and resides in Montgomery County, MD.


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Juris Doctor (1998 – 2001)
  • Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)
    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1995 – 1998)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • 2015 Best Business of Washington, D.C. – Bankruptcy Law
  • 2016 Washington, D.C. Small Business Excellence Award – Bankruptcy Law
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women’s Law Division, National Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • The District of Columbia Bar

Bar Admissions:

  • All District of Columbia State Courts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Call (202) 499-4605 to get help from a legal professional at Capital Justice Attorneys today.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Ms. Ash-Shakoor’s professionalism is unsurpassed.”


  • “Anitra was the light in what seemed to be a dark period of time for my husband and I. ”

    Past Client

  • “She cares about her clients, demonstrates respect and professionalism at all times, and works ethically and tirelessly on your behalf.”

    Past Client

  • “She clearly knows her subject matter well, and provided helpful insight into the needed calculations, as well as fielding calls and working to ensure I was able to keep my car and personal possessions. I recommend her highly.”

    Past Client

  • “Anitra was the light in what seemed to be a dark period of time for my husband and I”


  • “Would recommend this wonderful Lawyer, she even will come in on weekend's...(her day off) that's how awesome she is....”


  • “She went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and checked every box for me to ensure that things went smoothly.”


  • “She was always available or had a quick response, she was awesome in answering all of my questions and preparing me for the process while keeping me calm and assuring me that everything would be ok. ”


  • “In addition to prompt responses, she maintained a professional attitude all while assisting me through every step of the legal process”


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