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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Superlawyer, Washington, DC||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Best Lawyer, Washington, DC||Best Lawyers||2013|
|Honorable Mention--Top Lawyers in Bethesda||Bethesda Magazine||2013|
|88 Top Divorce Attorneys||Washingtonian Magazine||2009|
|Divorce and Collaborative Family Lawyer||Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP||2002 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Crowell & Moring LLP||1997 - 2002|
|Law Clerk||Honorable James P. Salmon||1996 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Board Member--2010 to 2011||2009 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Affiliate Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||N/A|
|Montgomery County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Ellis v. Bjorgung||Default Judgment obtained at trial, including an award of a significant portion of the spouse's World Bank Pension to our client, was affirmed by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.|
|Compton v. Hutchins||Precedent-setting case in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirming custody award in the trial court and clarifying the definition of joint custody.|
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|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, with Honors||1996|
|University of Pennsylvania||Diplomatic History||BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude||1989|
|DCACP Collaborative Practice Group||Dealing with Payment of Professional's Fees||2011|
Posted by anonymous
Sarah Zimmerman provided superb representation as my divorce attorney, ultimately crafting an air-tight, jerk-proof final agreement that will protect me and my children for years to come. She did it with such multi-faceted skill that her legal expertise alone is enough to hire her. But she also provided much-needed insight and sensitivity to totally support me and my confidence throughout a painful and painstaking process. I cannot recommend her more highly.
Posted by anonymous
Sarah Zimmerman was a tremendous help to me during the most difficult and painful period of my life. She is efficient, knowledgable and thoughtful. She was an excellent advocate for me, without giving up the collaborative spirit I felt was of primary importance to reordering our family life.
Posted by JE
In my opinion, Sarah Zimmerman is the best divorce lawyer in DC. When I first came to Sarah, I was in desperate need of immediate assistance because my attorney had quit on me and several court responses were due. Not only did I come to her under exigent circumstances, but I brought a divorce that presented extraordinary challenges because it was not limited to U.S. law and marital assets. Sarah was incredible. She picked up my case, and in spite of the short time frame, devised clever, winning strategies that worked at both the trial and appeals level in the MD courts. She adroitly anticipated opposing counsel’s moves and prepared motions ahead of time so that they could immediately be filed in court. Just as important, the U.S. court decisions had to be enforceable in two other countries each having different divorce laws. To that end, Sarah worked closely with my European attorneys to ensure success in those legal systems as well. And, even though it was outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. courts, Sarah managed to secure 85% of a World Bank pension for me! Sarah was at all times professional, respectful, and courteous. She always performed with integrity and her work product was of the highest quality. I could not have asked for better representation and never hesitate to recommend her whenever an opportunity arises.
Alexandra Harwin, Class action Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is a fierce advocate, totally committed to doing whatever it takes to help her clients. She is attentive to the details and nuances that make each client's life circumstances and needs unique. She is deeply caring about children and works hard to protect their interests during separation and divorce.