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.
Licensed since 1989
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Excellence in Practice||SuperLawyers||2015|
|Excellence in Practice||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Commendation||Mayor of County of Los Angeles||2011|
|Professor of the Year||University of West Los Angeles, School of Law||2005|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||State Bar of California||2004|
|Justice Bernard Jefferson Award of Excellence||University of West Los Angeles, School of Law||2003|
|Commendation||Chair of the County of Los Angeles, Board of Supervisors||2003|
|Commendation||Speaker of the California State Assembly||2003|
|Commendation||Governor of the State of California||2003|
|Commendation||Mayor of City of Los Angeles||2003|
|Professor of the Year||University of La Verne, College of Law||1999|
|Full-time professor of Law||University of West Los Angeles, School of Law||2001 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Steve S. Zand||1989 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Supreme Court of the United States of America||Member||2002 - Present|
|Iranian American Lawyers Association||Past President||1994 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Member||1990 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Member||1989 - Present|
|Supreme Court of the State of California||Member||1989 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Family Law News||Disclosure requirements for offshore assets in divorce||2014|
|Los Angeles Lawyer||Offshore Assets in Divorce||2013|
|Los Angeles Lawyer||The problem of Double-Dipping in Dissolution of Marriage||2012|
|Article||Contempt in Family Law Proceedings||2011|
|California St Univ Northridge||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Univ of LaVerne COL||N/A||law||N/A|
|State Bar of California, Family Law Section||Discovery of Foreign Hidden Assets! No Right to Remain Silent||2015|
|MCLE||Offshore Assets in Divorce||2014|
|Cultural Competency in Family Law||Foreign Assets in California Litigation||2014|
|MCLE||Double Dipping in family law cases||2012|
|MCLE||Contempt and family law||2011|
|Family Law Section||Contempt and Family Law||2006|