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Alisa N Yasin

Divorce and separation Attorney at Potomac, MD

5.0   7 reviews

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About Alisa

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Alisa Yasin is a strong champion for her clients. From the first meeting through case resolution, Alisa uses her extensive legal knowledge, creative strategies and vast experience to deliver successful results. As one client observed, “Alisa is professional, thoughtful, strategic, pragmatic, responsive and very experienced in the law and the DC courts. She is also very cognizant of the human impact of the work she does, which I deeply appreciated.”

A shareholder with the Family Law Practice, Alisa handles all areas of family law, including adoption, assisted reproductive technology, child custody, child support, child protective services investigations, and all aspects of divorce matters. While she is a staunch supporter of collaboration to resolve family disputes, Alisa stands ready to fiercely advocate for her clients’ financial, business and personal interests through court intervention when dispute avoidance methods fail. Alisa also draws on her extensive public service background when navigating complex custody cases, including those involving allegations of child abuse and/or neglect, when serving as a passionate advocate for parents and children in crisis.

Clients and colleagues alike have recognized Alisa for her professional, pragmatic and detail-oriented approach to complex cases. In addition to being recognized for her talents by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, Alisa has also been retained by prior adverse counsel to assist in their own family disputes.

Alisa has a robust public service background. Before joining a firm to practice Family Law, she was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jeanette J. Clark in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Family Court. Alisa also served as a legal extern for the Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia in the Child Protection Section, as well as a law clerk at the Children’s Law Center in the Guardian Ad Litem Project, where she assisted in the disposition of several neglect and abuse cases from intake to the final adjudication.

Receiving her Juris Doctor, With Honors, in 2011 from The George Washington University Law School, Alisa was the President of the G.W. Law Association for Women, the Vice President of Student Affairs of the G.W. Student Bar Association and a student attorney in the G.W. Domestic Violence Project Community Clinic. She also served as a Research Assistant to Professors Naomi Cahn and Catherine Ross working on family and reproductive rights issues, and she was recognized for her work in Naomi Cahn’s article, No Secrets: Openness and Donor-Conceived ‘Half Siblings.’ Alisa received her Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in Political Science and Sociology, where she was a Presidential Merit Scholar and Capitol Scholar. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Florida.

Licensed for 11 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/12/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Posted by Andrew | February 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Alisa Yasin helped me with one of the most difficult things in my life, a child custody issue after I returned overseas. I think some lawyers were leery because it was international and had some complicated issues from strong cultural differences, overseas living complexity with many different countries, work conflict, attempts at restraining orders, diverse family relations and even psychological exams and home studies! I was facing a trial and an unknown chaos of what custody would look like in the midst of all of this. I was given an excellent attorney reference to them after struggling for weeks to find a good attorney. I also am myself an attorney. I read Alisa’s reviews and of Zamani and Associates, her firm, and I was impressed, except they said “holistic,” which is normally is very positive. However, my friends and family recommended an “aggressive” attorney because of the difficulties I faced with my ex and inability to stop them. Alisa and Zamani and Associates more than lived up to their reviews! Alisa explained my options clearly, which I thought were not possible. They recommended settlement immediate and indeed settled it quickly as they predicted. I went from a dreaded trial posture and an unlivable living arrangement with my children to obtaining an agreement with a livable arrangement without trial after settlement. What I liked best was their calm demeanor, attention to detail, attempts to follow the client’s wishes balanced with realism and courteous prompt responses from all in their office. I actually knew it was the right office when I first walked in and met Alisa, not to mention her administrative assistant and other staff. I also worked with Ms. Zamani and Alisa’s colleague, Amanda Sow, who also was top notch. Thus, the other attorneys at Alisa’s firm were excellent too. Alisa assisted in relationship management, communications and helped me like no other in minimizing difficult interaction with my former partner at settlement meetings and according to my wishes. I valued her personal skills, contacts with other attorneys, and ability to work well with diverse family members. They were unphased by the international, cultural, complex procedural and family web. They always had a common “it can be solved” demeanor. With Alisa, I did not just engage a strong legal mind, but I gained a well-connected, skilled attorney familiar with DC courts. They are also effective as a firm on critical financial issues in my case. I previously experienced great time delays from other attorneys without receiving needed advice. The firm guided by Ms. Zamani, also handled billing professionally and reasonably. Their rates and billing process were clear, which was previously another big stressor. This really speaks to their integrity, ethical, and quality as a firm. The attorneys worked there together great as a team. Zamani and Associates and especially Alisa brought relief to my children and family, and even the opposing party appears to be happy. My experience shows how positive a “holistic” approach can be and how important it is for family in conflict. My family circumstances may never be totally easy, but the tools that Zamani & Associates gave me, including books on communication and brushoffs from their constructive attitude, really helped my me and my family.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2019
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Truly excellent attorney - cannot recommend highly enough.
Alisa is professional, thoughtful, strategic, pragmatic, responsive and very experienced in the law and the DC courts. She is also very cognizant of the human impact of the work she does, which I deeply appreciated. Alisa has represented me in a very drawn out and complex custody matter, a protracted divorce case and an administrative hearing. Needless to say, we worked together very closely for more than two years. Alisa expertly prepared a wide range of motions, oppositions and briefs - some of which dealt with relatively obscure legal principles. She delivered excellent oral argument and effective cross-examination, both based on thorough preparation. Alisa does not get distracted by narrative but rather is guided by the facts of the case. Going above and beyond is the standard for Alisa.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2016
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Great Job!!
Zamani & Associates did a fantastic job representing me in my divorce and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. They walked me through the entire process and assisted with the unique challenges that were associated with my case. From negotiating the marriage settlement agreement, to the divorce hearing, the communication always made me feel like my best interests were at heart. Zamani & Associates comes highly recommended!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2015
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Great attorney
I had a great experience working with Alisa. I knew that I was in great hands for my custody case from the first meeting: she was quick to get the facts, very knowledgeable about the law, experienced in DC courts and thoughtful in their strategy. She worked at my pace: always available but allowing me to reflect when I needed more time. Alisa was supportive from beginning to end and helped me get through the most difficult time in my life. I highly recommend Zamani & Associates.
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Posted by Martin | September 4, 2014
Outstanding lawyer
Alisa Yasin was indispensable during my child custody case. She was very knowledge, able to keep the big picture in mind, and attentive to details when needed. In spite of a legal process with many unexpected turns and complications, she remained calm, good-humored and even cheerful. Alisa's degree of responsiveness is rarely matched. Once she too care of me during a Saturday night while being on a vacation. Last but not least, Alisa did as much as she could to limit the financial burden of the case. Thanks to Alisa (and her colleagues) I sometimes even enjoyed the unpleasant legal process. Highly recommended without the slightest reservation.
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Posted by Kenneth | January 31, 2014
A very understanding attorney
Thoughtful, caring, and very understanding and helped me to keep my wits about me during a very difficult process. Made sure I kept my head tuned into what was a really important and avoided the distractions from the opposing counsel.
Posted by Dana | September 10, 2013
Truly a Super Lawyer
Alisa Yasin is a consummate professional. Alisa was patient, attentive and empathic while discussing my case. Alisa is very detailed in her written responses, and knowledgeable about divorce law. She always retuned calls and emails the same day. I appreciated how careful she was to provide me with the maximum service at the minimum necessary billing hours. Alisa is truly a class act and I would not hesitate to recommend or use her again should I ever need a family practice lawyer.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-425 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, PA
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Zamani & Associates, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2021
  • Law Clerk
  • Superior Court Of The District Of Columbia
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Children's Law Center
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • The George Washington University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019

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Potomac Divorce and separation Lawyer Alisa N Yasin
Alisa N Yasin
Divorce and separation Attorney
Potomac, MD
Licensed for 11 years