Michele A. Zavos

Michele A. Zavos

Adoption Lawyer

Silver Spring, MD





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About Me

Michele has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney in the Washington metropolitan area. She works very closely with her clients, and is known for her personal service. She generally is available to her clients after regular business hours and on weekends as necessary. Michele focuses her practice on adoptions, estate planning and the preparation of personal planning documents, including...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Fixed (Sometimes), Hourly ($175-$475/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Client Reviews

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Posted by: Lauren & Lisa 2 months ago.

Michele and her team were instrumental with our adoption! We were feeling frustrated and defeated in our journey to have a child. After one visit...

Attorney that cares

Posted by: Juanita 2 months ago.

Michele Zavos and her group have helped me with two adoptions in the last 2 years. The day I met Michele she was returning from a long trip and...
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Showing 2 of 5 peer endorsements

Margaret Hackett Oliver
Margaret Oliver

Columbia, MD

About 3 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Michele is a leader in the field of family law, a compassionate advocate and skilled litigator. I am pleased to endorse this lawyer.
April Elaine Nelson
April Nelson

Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Almost 4 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Michele is definitely the "go to" person for Maryland family law issues - both for her expansive knowledge of the law, as well as for her ability to...
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1983 License Status: Active for the state of Dist. of Columbia.
Last updated by Avvo: 07/18/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

Showing 1 of 7 job entries
1990 – 1996

American Bar Association


Showing 1 of 2 degrees

1979 J.D. in Law

Catholic Univ-Washington


Showing 1 of 11 awards

2013 Best Lawyer Family Law

Best Lawyers


Showing 1 of 12 association entries

2005- present Elected Fellow

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

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Showing 2 of 13 publications

2009 Don't Wait for Rights

Washington Blade

1995 Sexual Orientation and the Law in the 1990s


Speaking Engagements

Showing 2 of 18 occasions

2011 Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples

at Webinar

2011 Update on LGBT Family Law for DC and MD

at Meeting

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