Sogand Zamani

Sogand Zamani

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Washington, DC

Zamani & Associates PLLC
 | 2121 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-510-9112
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French,
  • Persian (Farsi)
Attorney Profile

Sogand Zamani has significant experience representing individuals in a wide spectrum of family law matters, from trial to the appellate level, including international and domestic custody and divorce disputes, litigated, mediated, and Collaborative divorce, adoption, and assisted reproductive technology. Sogand's representative cases include highly contested divorces with significant assets, debt and business interests, international custody disputes with difficult jurisdictional issues, contested post-divorce custody modification, Collaborative divorce matters, contested step-parent adoption, and complex and contested foster-parent adoptions.  She also handles drafting and enforcement of premarital agreements, alimony, distribution of property and complex business assets, modification of child custody, and civil protection orders.

 

Sogand is known for her personal approach to clients, ability to gain her clients trust, her focus on the welfare of children during contested matters, and her aggressive yet strategic representation of clients to protect their financial security and future.  She is also active in the community.  Sogand was elected to a three year term as Council Member to the Maryland State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section (2012-2015), was a Board Member and past Co-Chair of the Education Committee of the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals of Montgomery County (2013-2014), a Board Member (2012-present) and Past-President (2014-2015) of the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Practitioners, and Board Member (2012-present) and President (2012-2015) and Board Member (2012-present) of the Collaborative Project of D.C. She is a guest lecturer at Washington, D.C. area law schools on various family law topics, she moderated the Maryland State Bar Association ADR Section's webinars (2012-2015), and volunteers for the D.C. Attorney-Negotiator Program at D.C. Superior Court.  Sogand has also been involved as a volunteer with the American Heart Association and was the Auction Co-Chair of the Greater Washington Region Heart Ball (2013-2015).

 

Council Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Maryland State Bar Association (2012-2015); Board Member, D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2011-present) and President (2014-2015); Member, Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington, D.C. (2011-present); Legal Professional Member, Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies, American Bar Association (2010-present); Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2011-present); Education Committee Co-chair, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals (2013-2014) and Board Member (2013-2014); Member, Family Law Section, District of Columbia Bar Association (2010-present).

About Sogand Zamani

Admitted: 2006, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: www.zamaniassociates.com/our-team/sogand-zamani

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Collaborative Practice and the Human Brain, 2014
  • Advanced Collaborative Law Training, 2013
  • 20-Hour Child Custody Training, 2012
  • 40-hour Divorce Mediation Training, 2012
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Lecture focused on the Collaborative Process and Small Firm Practice, Guest Lecturer, Family Law Class, 2014
  • Member, Domestic Relations Subcommittee, D.C. Superior Court, 2014
  • Council Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Maryland State Bar Association (2012-2015) and Chair, Spring Event (2013-2014); Board Member, D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2011-present); Member, Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington, D.C. (2011-present); Legal Professional Member, Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies, American Bar Association (2010-present); Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2011-present); Member, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals (2011-present) and Board Member, Co-Chair of Education Committee (2013-2014); Member, Family Law Section, District of Columbia Bar Association (2010-present).

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Co-Chair, Auction Committee, American Heart Association Greater Washington Region Heart Ball, 2014
  • Co-President of Board, Collaborative Project of D.C., 2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The Georget Washington University Law School, Family Law Class: Collaborative Practice., Guest Lecturer, 2017
  • Child Welfare Seminar: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Family Law, Georgetown University Law School, 2015, Guest Lecturer, 2016
  • Child Welfare Seminar: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Embryo Disposition and Adoption, Georgetown University Law School, 2015
  • Child Welfare Seminar: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Embryo Disposition and Adoption, Georgetown University Law School, 2014
  • Lecture focused on the Collaborative Process, Uniform Collaborative Law Act, and ethics., Guest Lecturer, Family Law Class, What is Collaborative Law?, 2014
  • Lecture focused on keys issues in A.R.T. law and emerging concerns., Guest Lecturer, Child Welfare Seminar: Divorce, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Embryo Disposition and Adoption Post Windsor, Georgetown University Law School, 2013
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgetown Law School., Child Welfare Seminar: Divorce, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Embryo Disposition and Three Parent Adoption, Family Law, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, American University Washington College of Law, Family Law Class: Family Practice Management, Family Law, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, American University Washington College of Law, Family Law Class: Divorce, Assisted Reproductive Technology and Embryo Disposition, Family Law, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • IN RE: J.C.F. & H.A.Z.; J.A.C., 2013

Educational Background:

  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S., 2000; Harvard University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, A.M., 2002

Industry Groups

  • A.R.T.
  • Adoption
  • Collaborative
  • Family Law
  • Office Location for Sogand Zamani

    2121 K Street NW
    Suite 900
    Washington, DC 20037

     

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    Last Updated: 5/23/2017

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