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

A founder of Zamani & Associates PLLC, Sogand Zamani represents clients in matters of family law, divorce, adoption, custody and assisted reproductive technology. She offers her services to those in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and she is admitted to practice in both states. In just over a decade of practice, she has 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. With extensive experience in adoption for both birth parents and adoptive parents, she is also well-versed in the best ways to end a marriage in a dignified manner for both parties.

Fluent in English, Persian and French, Ms. Zamani is passionate about community involvement, serving on the District of Columbia Superior Court’s Domestic Relations Subcommittee, on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Board and as president of the Collaborative Project of D.C., where she remains a member of the board.

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

* 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 (80%)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)

Family Law (80%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About Sogand Zamani

Admitted: 2006, Washington D.C.

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

Honors and Awards:

  • 10/10 rating on AVVO
  • 5.0/5.0 Overall Client Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for Washington, D.C. in 2013 and 2014
  • Super Lawyer in Washington, D.C., 2015 and 2106
  • Champion of the Cohen & Cohen Mock Trial Competition, The George Washington University Law School
  • Moot Court Board and Mock Trial Board, The George Washington University Law School

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:

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

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
  • Articles Editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, George Washington University Law School

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., cum laude, 2000
  • Harvard Graduate School of Arts and 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

    Phone: 202-510-9112

     

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    Last Updated: 9/8/2017

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