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Sogand Zamani

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Adoption

About Me

When confronted with major life changes, clients often struggle with how to minimize the uncertainty they face, take steps to meet the changing needs of their family and protect their interests - regardless of whether they are a primary wage-earner and provider, or a stay-at-home mom. Sogand Zamani serves her clients by bringing her experience and personal approach to each client, educating clients as to their options and the law, thoughtfully analyzing finances and empowering clients to make sound decisions to achieve their goals. 


 


Sogand represents individuals (including LGBTQ) in all aspects of family law, including the negotiation of premarital agreements, custody, divorce, adoption and assisted reproductive technology (surrogacy, gestational carrier and donor arrangements) throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.  She works with individuals as a mediator or Collaborative attorney when appropriate, and strongly advocates for clients in connection with contested and highly litigated custody and divorce cases.


 


Sogand has a particular passion for and strength in complex international and high-conflict custody and divorce matters, often requiring cross-jurisdictional and cultural sensitivity.   She draws on her training in conflict resolution at The Hague, her language proficiency in French and Farsi, and her academic background as a graduate of both Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service where she earned her B.S. in International Politics, and Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where she earned an A.M. in Middle Eastern Studies to help clients navigate international litigation.


 


When she is not practicing law,  Sogand enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, volunteering, and photography.


 


Zamani & Scott LLP represents clients throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland, including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Potomac, and Silver Spring.

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Languages Spoken: French, Farsi

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    2 years
  2. Child Custody: 35%
    2 years
  3. Adoption: 25%
    2 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Eric Jason Wexler

    Sogand enjoys a fantastic reputation in the legal community; one that is well deserved. We were fellow associates at our old firm so I can say firsthand that Sogand is thorough, competent, and passionate about her practice. Highly recommend!

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    Eric Wexler Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Sogand Zamani is a top-notch professional who practices with the utmost competence, attention to detail, and sensitivity to clients' needs.

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    Camellia Jacobs Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200607/18/2014
MDActive200505/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Stars, Washington, DCSuper Lawyers2014
Rising Stars, Washington, DCSuper Lawyers2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerZamani & Scott LLP2010 - Present
AssociateSlevin & Hart PC2009 - 2010
AssociateMcChesney & Dale PC2005 - 2009

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Domestic Relations Subcommitte, DC Superior CourtMember2014 - Present
D.C. Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsPresident2014 - 2015
Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals of Montgomery CountyCo-Chair of Education Committee, Board Member2013 - 2014
DC Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsBoard Member2012 - Present
Collaborative Project of Washington, DCCo-President2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section CouncilCouncil Member2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Reproductive Technologies SubcommitteeMemberN/A
American Society of Reproductive MedicineLegal Professional, Committee MemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Collaborative Practice CenterAffiliateN/A
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ex Parte in the Petition of J.C.F. and H.A.Z., J.A.C. AppellantAffirmed.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
MSBA ADR Section NewsletterA Collaborative Case Study2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Havard University Graduate School of Arts & SciencesN/AAM2002
Georgetown UniversityN/AB.S.F.S.2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Guest Lecture, Family LawWhat is Collaborative Law?2014
MSBA ADR Section WebinarCollaborative Law: What is in it for them? What is in it for you?2013
ADR Section WebinarThe Role of Retired Judges in ADR2013
MSBA ADR Section Webinar - ModeratorMaryland Standards of Conduct of Mediators2012
MSBA ADR Section Webinar - ModeratorADR Social Media Nuts & Bolts2012
Guest Lecturer, Family LawPractice Management2012
Guest Lecturer, Child Welfare SeminarSame Sex Adoption, Assisted Reproductive Technology and Child Welfare2012
Guest Lecturer, Family LawAssisted Reproductive Technology, Embryo Disposition and Divorce2011