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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
Fax: 202-510-9152
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed in Washington DC Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken: English, French, Persian (Farsi)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Zamani & Associates PLLC, Sogand Zamani represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, adoption, custody and assisted reproductive technology. She offers her services to individuals in Maryland and the District of Columbia, where she is admitted to practice. In over a sixteen years of practice, she has been consistently recognized as a Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine and Bethesda Magazine, Best Lawyers by U.S. News & World Report, earned an Avvo “Superb” rating, and for her commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, she has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Zamani started her education career at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where she earned a Bachelor of Science, graduating cum laude. At Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, she earned a Master of Arts in 2002 before earning her Juris Doctor in 2005 from George Washington University Law School. 

Proficient in French and Persian, Ms. Zamani is passionate about community involvement, volunteering on the District of Columbia Superior Court’s Domestic Relations Subcommittee currently.  Sogand was a past Board Member and Past-President of the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and was previously elected to the Maryland State Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Board. Sogand also served as a president of the Collaborative Project of D.C., where she remains a member of the board.

A guest lecturer at Georgetown Law, Howard University, The George Washington University School of Law, American University Washington College of Law, and Catholic University, Ms. Zamani shares her knowledge in the fields of practice management, divorce, child welfare, assisted reproductive technology and/or collaborative law.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

About Sogand Zamani

First Admitted: 2006, Washington DC

Professional Webpage: https://www.zamaniassociates.com/sogand-zamani

Bar/Professional Activity

  • D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Board Member, 2012-2018
  • D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Past-President, 2014-2015
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law and ADR Sections
  • Maryland Collaborative Practice Council, Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Council Member, 2012-2015
  • Collaborative Project of Washington, D.C., Past-President, 2012-2015
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family Law and ADR Sections, Member
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Professional Member
  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals of Montgomery County, MD, Board Member and Co-Chair, Education Committee, 2013-2014
  • Collaborative Project of Washington, D.C., Board Member, 2012-present
  • D.C. Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Subcommittee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Articles Editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, George Washington University Law School
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lecture focused on the Collaborative Process, Uniform Collaborative Law Act, and ethics., Guest Lecturer, Family Law Class, What is Collaborative Law?, 2014
  • Child Welfare Seminar: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Embryo Disposition and Adoption, Georgetown University Law School, 2014
  • Child Welfare Seminar: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Embryo Disposition and Adoption, Georgetown University Law School, 2015
  • Child Welfare Seminar: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Family Law, Georgetown University Law School, 2015, Guest Lecturer, 2016
  • The Georget Washington University Law School, Family Law Class: Collaborative Practice., Guest Lecturer, 2017

Educational Background

  • Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, A.M., 2002
  • Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, B.S., cum laude, 2000

Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Co-Chair, D.C. Prep Back to School Bash, 2019
  • Co-Chair, Auction Committee, American Heart Association Greater Washington Region Heart Ball, 2014
  • Co-President of Board, Collaborative Project of D.C., 2012

Verdicts/Settlements

  • In RE: N.F. and M.G., I.L, 2019
  • IN RE: J.C.F. & H.A.Z.; J.A.C., 2013

Honors/Awards

  • , Listed Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, Washington, D.C, U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • (Adoption, Divorce), Top Attorneys, Bethesda Magazine, 2021
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C., 2015-2021, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • 10/10 rating on AVVO
  • Moot Court Board and Mock Trial Board, The George Washington University Law School
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for Washington, D.C. in 2013 and 2014
  • Best of Bethesa Top Family Lawyer, A Top Vote Getter, Bethesda Magazine, 2018
  • Champion of the Cohen & Cohen Mock Trial Competition, The George Washington University Law School
  • 5.0/5.0 Overall Client Rating by Martindale Hubbell

Industry Groups

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

2121 K Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20037

Phone: 202-510-9112

Fax: 202-510-9152

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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