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 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Persian (Farsi),
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Zamani & Associates PLLC, Sogand Zamani represents clients in all areas 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 been consistently recognized as a Top Lawyer by Washingtonian 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. 

    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 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, 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
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%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

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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    About Sogand Zamani

    Admitted: 2006, Washington D.C.

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • Listed Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, Washington, D.C, U.S. News & World Report, 2018
    • Super Lawyer in Washington, D.C., 2015-2018
    • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Verdicts/Settlements:

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

    Educational Background:

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

    Industry Groups

    • A.R.T.
    • Adoption
    • Collaborative
    • Family Law
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    2121 K Street NW
    Suite 900
    Washington, DC 20037

    Phone: 202-510-9112

    Fax: 202-510-9152

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