Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law Montgomery & Auburn/Opelika, AL

Mai Lan F. Isler


(334) 241-8069


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.


J.D., summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1995

B.A., College of William and Mary, 1991

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1995

Virginia, 1998

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

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

Contact Information

150 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

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Legal Assistant

Anne Gunderson

p: (334) 241-8047

f: (334) 323-8888