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Anitra Ash-Shakoor

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UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

1413 K Street NW
15th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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Anitra is a seasoned professional with extensive legal, corporate and charitable organization experience. After law school she worked as a law clerk for the Regional Bankruptcy Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania. At the Regional Bankruptcy Center she spent several years developing her expertise in mortgages, predatory lending, as well as business and consumer bankruptcy law.
 
Anitra’s corporate experience includes her work with the Center for Community Non-Profit Organizations in Philadelphia. She counseled clients on funding alternatives for their non-profit businesses, tax exempt status and organizational structure. In addition, Anitra drafted articles of incorporation, bylaws and 501(c)(3) applications.
 
With her demonstrated and long-standing commitment to justice, Anitra’s background includes working 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). In 2013, she joined the legal team challenging the planned closures of public schools in Washington, D.C.
 
A compassionate advocate, Anitra is dedicated to pro bono service. She is a member of the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project and has represented bankrupcy clients in the District of Columbia through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic.
 
Anitra takes pride in the quality of her work and is personable when dealing with clients.
 
Anitra is a Northern California native and resides in Montgomery County, MD.
 
MEMBERSHIPS

Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women’s Law Division, National Bar Assoc. (GWAC)
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
National Lawyers Guild

License

5 years since Anitra Ash-Shakoor was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
DC Active 2012

Education

School Major Degree Graduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor 2001
Morgan State University Political Science BA - Bachelor of Arts 1998

Associations

Position Association Name Duration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Attorney Member 2013 - Present
National Lawyers Guild Attorney Member 2012 - Present
District of Columbia Bar Attorney Member 2012 - Present

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Absolutely a wonderful experience. Our bankruptcy is being moved along very quickly. Questions are answered in a professional manner and anytime I had questions I could easily reach someone. We are very satisfied with UpRight Law.

Glenn & Cheri M. Kentucky

Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

Teresa C. Washington