Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski
Regina Kroran
Hildana Nega
Furkan Bayraktar
Ismail Shahtakhtinski IS Law Firm PLLC lawyer serving DC VA MD area immigration attorney personal injury

Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski, Esq.

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. Prior to founding his firm, Attorney Shahtakhtinski worked with other firms on major civil matters 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 immigration law, personal injury, insurance coverage, and litigation. In the past, Mr. Shahtakhtinski represented number of Washington, DC area businesses, international corporations, foreign governments, and individuals in their legal matters.

Through many years of his legal practice, Ismail represented numerous asylum seekers from various parts of the world, including dissidents whose government’s issued false Interpol Red Notices on account of their political opinions. Attorney Shahtakhtinski is frequently invited as a panelist to forums and conferences on matters involving US immigration laws, international laws, and human rights. He is often interviewed by various US and international media outlets on developments in US laws. Mr. Shahtakhtinski is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, 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.


Regina Kroran, Esq

Guided by her unwavering passion for international affairs and her deep-rooted love for humanity, Regina earned her Juris Doctor degree from American University, Washington College of Law. Attorney Regina Kroran provides dedicated representation to clients in both the private and nonprofit sectors, specializing in a wide range of immigration matters. Her practice encompasses humanitarian cases, such as asylum and removal proceedings, as well as business immigration issues, including investment visas (E-2), O-1 visas, H-1B work visas, and employment-based categories (EB1, EB2, EB3).

Regina Kroran is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Her distinctive combination of experience, skills, proficiency in foreign languages, as well as her academic achievements, which include a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Laws degree, along with her law license, make Attorney Regina Kroran exceptionally qualified to assist you with your immigration needs.


  • Juris Doctor, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
  • Master of Laws (LLM). Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Bachelor of Law. China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China.

Admissions to Practice Law: Washington, D.C.

Practice Areas: US Immigration Laws and Human Rights

Foreign Languages: Russian, Mandarin

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Hildana Nega

Hildana is an immigration specialist with many years of progressive experience handling wide variety of immigration cases, including family-based petitions, business immigration, consular processing, naturalization, and asylum cases.

Hildana is a graduate of Addis Ababa University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and International Relations. She speaks both English and Amharic fluently.


Furkan Bayraktar

Furkan has recently graduated from the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and he is set to take the bar exam in 2023. Furkan has a strong interest in human rights and immigration law with a focus on asylum, removal defense, and Interpol Red Notice defense. At the law school, Furkan took classes in immigration and asylum law, and participated in voluntary projects where he helped clients with their humanitarian relief applications. He had further opportunities to test his knowledge and skills when he was selected to represent his university at the 2022 International Migration and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition, at which his team was granted the Best Written Pleading Award.

Furkan obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Fatih University in Turkey, and two Master’s degrees in Political Science from University of Central Florida and Pennsylvania State University, respectively. At the graduate school, Furkan’s research focused on authoritarian regimes. As an immigrant himself, Furkan is enthusiastic to use his knowledge and skills to help people achieve their dreams in the United States. Furkan is a native speaker of Turkish.