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Steve Saeid Zand

Steve Saeid Zand

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About Me

He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1989. He is also a Certified family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He was selected as Super Lawyer (2014). He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. District Court, Central California, and U.S. Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit.

He became an adjunct professor of law at the University of La Verne, College of Law, in 1997. He then became the Dean of Students at University of La Verne, College of Law, at the San Fernando Valley campus, in 1999. He was the Professor of the Year in 1999-2000 and 2005-2006. He is currently a full-time Professor of Law at University of West Los Angeles, College of Law. He has taught courses in Community Property, Advanced Community property, Family Law, Torts, and Lawyering Skills Practicum. He has been an Instructor at California State Bar certified Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Programs.


He also serves as a Court Appointed Family Law Mediator. He was a Candidate for Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in 1996. He was the first president and one of the founding members and of Iranian-American Lawyers Association, an affiliate of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

He was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department, Police Commission, as the Chairperson of the Permit Review Panel in 2001, and served until 2006.


He is the recipient of the Justice Bernard Jefferson Award of Excellence. He has received commendations from Governor of State of California, Chair of the County of Los Angeles, Board of Supervisors, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, and Speaker of the California State Assembly.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Family: 100%
    25 years



Hourly ($400-500/hour)

Payment Types:


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Contact Info

16130 Ventura Blvd # 650
Encino, CA, 91436-2503



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in PracticeSuperLawyers2015
Excellence in PracticeSuper Lawyers2014
CommendationMayor of County of Los Angeles2011
Professor of the YearUniversity of West Los Angeles, School of Law2005
Certified Family Law SpecialistState Bar of California2004
Justice Bernard Jefferson Award of ExcellenceUniversity of West Los Angeles, School of Law2003
CommendationChair of the County of Los Angeles, Board of Supervisors2003
CommendationSpeaker of the California State Assembly2003
CommendationGovernor of the State of California2003
CommendationMayor of City of Los Angeles2003
Professor of the YearUniversity of La Verne, College of Law1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Full-time professor of LawUniversity of West Los Angeles, School of Law2001 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Steve S. Zand1989 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Supreme Court of the United States of AmericaMember2002 - Present
Iranian American Lawyers AssociationPast President1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1989 - Present
Supreme Court of the State of CaliforniaMember1989 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of California, Family Law NewsDisclosure requirements for offshore assets in divorce2014
Los Angeles LawyerOffshore Assets in Divorce2013
Los Angeles LawyerThe problem of Double-Dipping in Dissolution of Marriage2012
ArticleContempt in Family Law Proceedings2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California St Univ NorthridgeN/AundergraduateN/A
Univ of LaVerne COLN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionDiscovery of Foreign Hidden Assets! No Right to Remain Silent2015
MCLEOffshore Assets in Divorce2014
Cultural Competency in Family LawForeign Assets in California Litigation2014
MCLEDouble Dipping in family law cases2012
MCLEContempt and family law2011
Family Law SectionContempt and Family Law2006