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Judith Anna del Cuadro-Zimmerman

Family Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Judy del Cuadro-Zimmerman

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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 8 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    New York - NY 12 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2013
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Judith

Learn Judith’s areas of practice.

Judith del Cuadro-Zimmerman has built a reputation as skilled family law attorney known as an effective litigator and strategic negotiator. Devoting her entire legal career to the practice of family law and probate, Judith has extensive experience in a broad range of family law matters. Before founding del Cuadro-Zimmerman, PLLC, Judith spent years working for family law firms in D.C. and Maryland where she handled custody, divorce, probate, and estate planning matters.

Skilled Negotiator

Judith actively seeks creative solutions for her clients’ needs. She is keenly aware of the emotional toll on families resulting from combative court proceedings and recognizes that the expense of litigation can be prohibitive for many clients. Judith believes in a comprehensive approach to representation that begins with understanding a client’s circumstances and goals and finding the best avenue for achieving results. Judith employs skillful negotiation as her primary tool when representing clients in premarital negotiations and settlement agreements in divorce and custody cases.

Trial Lawyer

If you need an experienced litigator on your side, Judith has the knowledge and expertise to handle your case. Judith is frequently required to litigate as a member of the D.C. Superior Court Child Abuse and Neglect panel. As a panel member, she represents parents and guardians when Child Protective Services have removed a child from his or her home or when a child is at risk of removal. In the past Judith has served as a Guardian ad Litem, where she represents children who are in foster care, residing in unstable homes, or during fraught custody battles.

Judith also represents parents in complex custody cases, individuals engaged in lengthy divorce litigation, and foster or biological parents in contested adoptions. When litigation is necessary, Judith is a fierce and tireless advocate for her clients.

Knowledgeable and Precise

Judith’s goal is to provide clients with valuable and trusted advice. Whether Judith is drafting a will, probating an estate, or negotiating a settlement agreement, she strives to ensure that clients fully understand their options. She understands that clients are often faced with situations in which there is no “good” course of action. Judith empowers clients by giving them the information they need to make informed decisions.

An Attorney Who Cares

Judith is deeply invested in promoting diversity and the administration of justice in the legal profession. She is a member of AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Reduced Fee Panel where she drafts wills, powers of attorney and healthcare directives at reduced rates. She is also a member of the D.C. Superior Court Probate Fiduciary Panel where she acts as a guardian for adults in need of intervention.

Judith works to empower and advance women lawyers as a member of the Women’s Bar Association. She also serves on the D.C. Superior Court Sub-committee for Child Abuse and Neglect, which is dedicated to resolving administrative and procedural barriers to justice in child abuse and neglect cases and is a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children.

Education and Background

Judith was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts where she also minored in Dance.

Judith received her Juris Doctorate from American University in Washington, D.C. In law school, Judith served on the board of the Lambda Law Association organizing educational programs and outreach around LGBTQ legal issues. While in law school, she was recognized for her outstanding advocacy for people in poverty by being awarded an Equal Justice America Fellowship and a Bingham McCutchen Legal Fellowship for her work at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

Judith is an avid adventurer who loves to travel. In 2010, she drove 13,000 miles from London to Mongolia in an ambulance as a competitor in Mongol Rally—an adventure rally that raises money for your charity of choice. She has also lived briefly in Florence, Italy and Barcelona, Spain. Judith, her husband, Chris, and Wolly currently live at the Wharf in D.C. where she spends her free time practicing Ashtanga yoga and going for long walks with her family.


Admitted to Practice

·      District of Columbia

·      Maryland

·      New York


Association Memberships

·      Women’s Bar Association

o   Co-chair of Solo and Small Firm Forum

·      D.C. Family Court Trial Lawyers’ Association

·      D.C. Bar Association Family Law Section

·      D.C. Bar Association Wills, Trusts, and Estates Section

·      Maryland State Bar Association


Service to Our Community

·      Appointed attorney D.C. Superior Court Criminal Abuse and Neglect Panel

·      Appointed attorney D.C. Guardian ad Litem Panel

·      Referral attorney AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly Reduced Fee Panel

·      Volunteer attorney D.C. Superior Court Probate Resource Center

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del Cuadro-Zimmerman, PLLC
200 Massachusetts Ave NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC, 20001


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2023
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Excellent firm
I had an outstanding experience with del Cuadro-Zimmerman, PLLC. I highly recommend the practice to all. Judith, Kendra, and Madison provided me with great advice and guidance tailored to my specific situation. They were knowledgeable, thoughtful, and action oriented. They were also quick to respond to my many questions. This was particularly important to me because I was overwhelmed and needed a lot of guidance. I would (without question or hesitation!) use their services again if the need arises.
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Posted by Chelsea | August 30, 2021
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Exactly what we needed
We have been fortunate thus far to have only simple legal needs - wills, healthcare directives, power of attorney-type documents - but Judith and her team are lovely and we would happily recommend her to anyone in the area with family law needs. She has always taken a great deal of time to walk us through things, and she also happens to be a warm and personable professional (which is nice when discussing the grim and sobering realities of end of life planning!).
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Judith represented our family in an adoption case, and helped make what could have been a difficult process, stress-free. She is knowledge, responsive, and was a true partner to us in ensuring that the adoption process went as smoothly as possible. She took the extra time to address our needs and I would highly recommend and work with her again.
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Posted by Tayonda | March 31, 2021
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Ms. Tayonda Coleman
I have known Ms. Judith for 3 years now. She has been extremely consistent with my case and helped me obtain a reunification with my son. We did it!!! She is always prepared for court and minimizes stress for me by being informative and knowledgeable. She has a great personality and is very honest and focused. She has great energy and always aimed for the best results possible. I pray anyone who reads this sees beyond the remarks and decides to consult with her and hire her. You will never regret it. She was also very knowledgeable with virtual court during COVID-19. She has lit up my world again when no one else was there to support. Forever I thank her and God. Keep up the career and always know your WHY as to why you’re striving forward. You can get through this. Amen. Congratulations on your success.
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Posted by Antwand | July 13, 2019
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Great Knowledgeable and Professional Lawyer
I obtained Judith (Judy) as my lawyer for a probate case. She was very personable, knowledgeable and professional! Judy was always on time, wrote detailed emails and explained the everything every step of the way. Hiring Judy was the best decision for my family. I highly recommend her and would definitely hire Judy again myself. Judy is the best lawyer hands down.
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Posted by Annie | August 11, 2017
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Exactly Who We Needed
We are so thankful to Judith for her professionalism. She was prompt and clear in all communication. She knew the answers to all of our questions. She was our rock at a terrible time in our lives. We highly recommend her.
Posted by Shawncee' | June 22, 2017
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Judith is the best there is! She worked very hard for me and my case. I really appreciated her!!
Posted by Dane | August 3, 2016
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Under the circumstances.... a very good experience.
Divorces are not easy, but having Judith del Cuadro-Zimmerman as representation eased my anxiety. From day one, I knew that she was there to address my needs. Not only was she there as a lawyer, but she had a compassion for the situation itself. I hope to never have this experience again, but if I do, I know who to call.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2016
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Probate proceedings for client
Judith handled a small probate matter for me. The interested parties were living outside the US, so the proceedings were unusual. She handled the matter efficiently and quickly and we were all very pleased with her work.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2016
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Great lawyer
I hired Judy to be my mother's lawyer to obtain a CPO. Judy was knowledgable and quick to respond to all our questions. She took care of everything really put my mother's nerves at ease. I hope not to have to be in a situation where we need a lawyer again, but if we do, I won't hesitate to hire her again.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
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Judith Anna Del cuadro-Zimmerman
Judith was a wonderful help to me while I was going through the discovery phase of my divorce. She was nothing but professional, knowledgeable and extremely supportive. It made the process of the discovery less stressful and painful. I highly recommend Judith to anyone looking for a family law attorney.
Posted by ReDonah A. | August 10, 2015
The Best I've Ever Worked With!
Judith assisted me in one of the most difficult, scariest times of my life. As my lawyer in my custody case against my deranged daughter's father, she provided awesome service in representing me. She was always so prompt, direct, helped me to understand each process in detail before each hearing, informed me of my options and helped me to determine what outcome would be the best for my daughter. Judith literally held my hand through this entire custody battle, which I am very thankful to have had her by my side. Each time we met at our usual coffee shop to discuss my case, Judith was always punctual, an overall great listener, very understanding, never judgmental and always sympthatic towards my situation. I always left her feeling confident and reassured that the final outcome of my case would be in my favor. I have recommended and encouraged several of my friends and colleagues to obtain Judith's service because she is one of the best. Honestly, without her assistance and always being on top of things regarding my custody battle, my daughter and I wouldn't be able to live just a drama and stress-free life. Thank you so much, Judith!
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • del Cuadro-Zimmerman, PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • del Cuadro-Zimmerman & Mount, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Civil Rights Fellow
  • Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Equal Justice America Fellow
  • Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • American University Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Smith College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • District of Columbia Superior Court Criminal Abuse and Neglect Panel
  • Panel Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • District of Columbia Guardian ad Litem Panel
  • Appointed Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Treasurer
  • 2017 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bingham McCutchen Legal Fellow
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • 2010
  • Equal Justice America Fellowship
  • Equal Justice America
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Judy for a couple of years and have had the pleasure of working with her. She is bright, proactive, ambitious and motivated. She loves what she does and truly puts her heart into it. That is what makes her stand out."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judy is an exceptional lawyer with the skill and tenacity to handle your case and get great results. She's also a great people-person and will go the extra mile to help her clients. Anybody with a legal issue would be lucky to have her on their side."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judy is an intelligent, tireless advocate for her clients. She brings legal acumen and common sense to every case she works on. Judy also shows a strong desire to improve the legal profession and our community. I'm glad to have met her and highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have met very few people like Judy in my life; the rare combination of compassionate, brilliant and personable. You definitely want someone like Judy to be your attorney; someone who provides quality, client-focused representation at a reasonable rate. Judy works in many areas of the law, but mostly practices family law and probate. Courts have appointed her to multiple indigent client panels including the D.C. Superior Court’s Criminal Abuse and Neglect and Guardian ad Litem; and the Maryland Appointed Attorney’s Program. She is also a member of the AARP Elderly Reduced Fee Panel. She has volunteered as well for the DC Volunteer Lawyer’s Project and the Probate Resource Center in DC Probate Court. I am quite blessed to have Judy as my law partner and as a good friend. I strongly believe that you would be fortunate to have her as your attorney."
Probate Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional. Polite. Precise!"
Child custody Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Judith for several years and her commitment to serving her clients and helping them achieve their goals with rates that are fair and affordable is refreshing to see. Judith really believes that everyone should have access to our justice system."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judy is an intelligent, hard-working advocate, and I recommend her for anyone looking for representation in matters of family law in DC. My firm handles family law cases in Northern Virginia, and whenever I have to refer a client across the river, Judy is one of only two lawyers who I trust to handle family law cases in DC."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Washington Family Lawyer Judith Anna del Cuadro-Zimmerman
Judith Anna del Cuadro-Zimmerman
Family Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 12 years
Virtual consultation available