Sogand Zamani

Sogand Zamani

Experience. Compassion. Results.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed by I. T. May 4, 2020
Top-Notch Lawyer
"Sogand was a life-saver. She gave excellent counsel; her legal strategy was on-point and highly effective; her advocacy was a blend of tenacity and empathy; her combination of legal acumen, experience and genuine care for my children and I provided welcome reassurance, an island of sanity when life seemed increasingly absurd."
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Summary

Sogand Zamani represents individuals in truly all aspects of domestic relations law, helping individuals separate and divorce from their partners in a dignified, practical manner and advocating for individuals seeking to form families through adoption or assisted reproductive technology (ART).

Family Law (Custody/Divorce). A significant portion of Sogand’s practice is devoted to representing individuals and families in custody, divorce, paternity and domestic violence actions from negotiation to litigation through trial. She also has deep experience working with international clients based in Maryland or Washington, D.C., whose cases often present complex jurisdictional and cultural questions. She is also regularly called upon as a trusted advisor to negotiate premarital agreements to protect important, complex assets before marriage. Sogand is an experienced and skilled mediator and Collaborative law practitioner, and is also appointed Guardian ad litem (best interest attorney) by the courts to represent the best interests of minor children in litigation. When out of court dispute resolution does not bring resolution to a case, she is equal to the task of strongly advocating on behalf of her clients in court.

Family formation (Adoption/Assisted Reproductive Technology). For over a decade, Sogand has enjoyed working with adoptive parents, birth parents, and intended parents, including LGBTQ individuals, in independent or agency adoptions, foster parent and step-parent adoptions, break the seal petitions, other related proceedings and in using ART to form families. As part of her ART practice, she advocates for and represents individuals and couples seeking to engage gestational carriers (surrogates) and utilize donor egg and/or embryos arrangements to create or expand their family in reviewing and preparing agreements, coordinating services, and obtaining parentage orders.

Sogand practices law throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adoption
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (surrogacy, donor arrangements)
  • Collaborative Practice
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Doxy
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
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Languages
  • Farsi: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Principal
Zamani & Associates PLLC
Current
Education
The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2005) | Law
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Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
M.A. (2002) | Middle Eastern Studies
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Georgetown University
B.S. (2000) | International Politics
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Honors: Cum Laude, National History Honors Society
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America (Family Law, Washington, DC)
U.S. News & World Report
Top Lawyers (Divorce)
Washingtonian
Best Law Firms in America (Family Law, Washington, DC, Tier3)
U.S. News & World Report
SuperLawyers (Family Law, Washington, DC)
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Best Lawyers in America (Family Law, Washington, DC)
U.S. News & World Report
Top Lawyers (Adoption, Family)
Bethesda Magazine
Top Lawyers (Divorce)
Washingtonian
SuperLawyers (Family Law, Washington, DC)
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Best Lawyers in America
U.S. News & World Report
Top Lawyers (Divorce)
Washingtonian
SuperLawyers (Family Law, Washington, DC)
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Rising Stars, SuperLawyers (listed for Family Law, Washington, DC)
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Professional Associations
Collaborative Practice Center
Affiliate Member
- Current
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Collaborative Project of Washington, DC
Board Member (2012-present), Past-President (2014-2017)
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Activities: Co-founder of this pro bono organization working to bring Collaborative practice to individuals of modest means. Co-founder of Third Thursdays, a free divorce workshop held at the Collaborative Practice Center on the third thursday of each month.
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Board Member (2012-2018), Past-President (2018)
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Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer
Sogand has guested lectured numerous times since starting her firm. She has spoken at the D.C. Bar, before professional groups, and in various Family Law classes in law schools in and around Washington, D.C. on the subjects of family law, child welfare, adoption, surrogacy and practice management.
Certifications
Advanced Training in Personality Disorders in Legal Disputes: Understanding, Managing, Treating, and Setting Limits
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; Bill Eddy, JD, LCSW (12 hours)
20 Hour Property and Financial Mediation Training
Cecilia Paizs, J.D.
Child Counsel Training
Maryland Judiciary (AOC)
Advanced Child Counsel Training (Representing Children in Contested Custody Cases)
Bar Association of Montgomery County (Family Law Section)
20 Hour Child Custody Mediation Training
Cecilia Paizs, J.D.
Divorce Mediation Workshop (40 hours)
Mediation Matters
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training (21 hours)
Collaborative Practice Training Institute
Basic Interdisciplinary Training in Family Collaborative Practice (40 hours)
Collaborative Training Solutions LLC
Mediation & Conflict Resolution Symposium and Training (200 hours)
International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, The Hague
Websites & Blogs
Website
Zamani & Associates PLLC
Website
Sogand Zamani in Washingtonian
Contact & Map
Zamani & Associates PLLC
Main Office
2121 K Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20037
Telephone: (202) 510-9112
Fax: (202) 510-9152
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Our main office is located at 2121 K St NW in the heart of Washington, D.C. We are long-time Affiliates of the Collaborative Practice Center in Dupont Circle, where we regularly conduct meetings and collaborate with clients and colleagues.
Zamani & Associates PLLC
Affiliate, The Collaborative Practice Center
1630 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: (202) 510-9112
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