J.D., summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1995
B.A., College of William and Mary, 1991
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Honors and Awards
Order of the Coif
Order of the Barristers
Regional and ANational Champions, ABA National Moot Court Competition
Third Best Speaker in Nation, ABA National Moot Court Competition
Moot Court Scholarship Award
Board of Regents Scholarship
Winner of Best Speaker Award, First Year Appellate Advocacy Competition
American Jurisprudence Awards (Property, Torts, Legal Writing, First amendment)
Dean's Honor Roll
Delta Phi Alpha, National German Honor Society
Kappa Delta Phi, Internation Education Honor Society
Mai Lan F. Isler joined the firm in 2003, and concentrates her practice in the areas of civil litigation and employment law. Mai Lan’s practice focuses on representing and advising management on employment matters, including drafting employee manuals and developing employment policies and procedures. She also defends the State of Alabama in several employment class action cases. Additionally, Mai Lan is an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law.
Mai Lan received her bachelor of arts degree from the College of William and Mary, and her juris doctorate degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and was an ABA National Moot Court Champion. Mai Lan was born in Viet Nam, and was raised in Virginia, Germany, Illinois, Georgia, and Maryland as the daughter of an Army officer.
Prior to joining Capell & Howard, Mai Lan practiced law in Texas and Virginia, and served as Adjunct Professor and Moot Court Advisor for the College of William and Mary School of Law. While in Texas, she was an associate attorney in the Dallas office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in the areas of commercial litigation and products liability. Mai Lan also practiced law with two different firms in Virginia in the areas of employment law and general litigation.
Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities
Air Force Charity Ball, Board Member
Defense Attaché Spouse Association, Member
Air Attaché Spouse Association, Member
Board of Barristers
National Moot Court Team
ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team
ATLA National Trial Team
Delta Delta Delta Social Sorority
Other Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia, Clarke School of Law
Adjunct Professor of Law and Moot Court Advisor, College of William and Mary School of Law
Associate, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly
Associate, Hofheimer Nusbaum
Associate, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
Q & A
What type of matters do you work on most often?
I represent the State of Alabama and many of its agencies in employment matters. One of my specialties is in drafting and revising company employee handbooks and policies.