Professionals

Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski
Samad Ismayilov
Olga Hryshkevich
Venoos Vahid
Melissa Huasasquiche
Gina Seymour
Ismail Shahtakhtinski IS Law Firm PLLC lawyer serving DC VA MD area immigration attorney personal injury

Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski

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 personal injury, insurance coverage, as well as immigration law and commercial litigation. In the past, Mr. Shahtakhtinski represented number of Washington, DC area businesses, international corporations, foreign governments, and individuals in their legal matters.

Through over a decade 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.

IS Law Firm Staff Gina Seymour

Gina Seymour

Gina Seymour has been with the firm since January 2016. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. She previously interned with a nonprofit dedicated to combating human trafficking. She also has worked in immigration law and real estate law.

In her spare time, Gina enjoys running, reading, travelling, going to brunch and playing with her baby daughter.

Olga Hryshkevich IS Law Firm employee

Olga Hryshkevich

Olga started her work at I.S. Law Firm since June 2016, when she arrived in the U.S. from Belarus.

Olga graduated from the Belarusian State Economic University and holds an economist-manager diploma. She has six years of experience working in an international organization in Belarus, which specialized in manufacturing machinery for Russia, Ukraine, Europe and Cuba.

She speaks English, Russian and Belarusian.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, she loves to travel, good music and a delicious food.

IS Law Firm Staff Venoos Vahid

Venoos Vahid

Venoos Vahid graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in International Studies in the summer of 2018. That same summer she joined the I.S. Law Firm team. She spent a semester attending Oxford University in England, as well as interning for an international NGO, Save the Children. She has a passion for human rights and aspires to be an international lawyer.

Venoos speaks Farsi and English and enjoys meeting new people. She spends her free time painting, reading, and attending D.C. events.

Samad Ismayilov IS Law Firm employee

Samad Ismayilov

Samad Ismayilov holds a bachelor degree in Management and has a good experience in Digital Marketing and Office management. Samad is also an active fighter for human rights and equality.

Samad is always in search of new knowledge and enjoys challenges. He speaks English, Azerbaijani, Russian and Turkish.

Travelling is the most entertaining thing for Samad and he plans to travel the world and even beyond. He also enjoys indie movies, photography, reading and spending time with his friends and family.

IS Law Firm Staff Melissa Huasasquiche

Melissa Huasasquiche

Melissa Huasasquiche is the newest addition to the I.S. Law Firm team! She was born in Lima, Peru and came to the United States in 2002. She grew up in Fairfax, VA and speaks both English and Spanish. She is currently studying Finance at George Mason University. Melissa is dedicated to learning and growing within the firm and is always up for a challenge.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves attending D.C. sports games and going to the beach.