|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Award||University of West Los Angeles, School of Law||2015|
|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|
|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|
|Justice Bernard Jefferson Award of Excellence||University of West Los Angeles, School of Law||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|
|Cultural Competency in Family Law||Validity of Marriages||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|
Posted by Mehrdad
Steve handled my divorce with skill, compassion, and wisdom. He supported me regularly when things got difficult, and helped me make reasoned, rational decisions throughout the process. If Steve agrees to handle your case, you will be well-served!
Selecting the right attorney in a divorce case makes a world of difference. I had to learn it the hard way. I had hired a family law attorney to represent me in my divorce prior to working with Steve Zand; the experience was a nightmare. The process of divorce by itself is convoluted and intimidating with paperwork, disclosures, sensitive deadlines, and hearings. Adding to this mix an attorney that is either less than competent or have their interest in areas other than the well being of their client makes the experience nearly impossible.
After careful research I came across Steve. In my first consultation with him, I found him knowledgeable, caring, diligent, and honest. He reviewed my case with great care. It still rings in my ear what he told me during our first meeting: “when I take your case, I will worry about your case more than you ever will.” Looking back today, this was so true in every twist and turn that was particular to my case. From the day we entered the contract, it was a teamwork with him giving me guidance through a very difficult time. He was compassionate, fair and always available with advice to help me make the right decisions.
Steve worked very hard in and out of court to get a just and fair result. The final judgment was not only good for me, but ultimately was also good for my ex and our daughter. And, in the process I found a real friend.
Throughout my divorce proceedings, Steve was very fair and conscious about how he billed his services. Reducing cost and increasing effectiveness were two of his most important considerations when proposing a strategy.
Steve Zand is a must use family law attorney. He is an excellent communicator, kind, and yet strong enough to fight for you. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Patrick
I interviewed four lawyers that ranged in price and experience. I found Mr. Zand's rates to be reasonable given his experience. I also that Mr. Zand gave practical advice as to the likely outcome of various issues in court and in weighing the options of settlement vs. going to court. I also found that Mr. Zand had an immediate grasp the legal challenges I faced in my case.
Posted by PAYAM
First off, This is the first and probably the only review that I will ever write, because I am not the type of person to do so. But if I am doing it , trust me there are reasons.
From the start, I fell in love with how serious he is about his job, and how he took the time to explain everything. Throughout the process , he always made sure that I am strong and always showed me the sign of how much he cares about my case.
But I think the biggest surprise of all, was how honest he was throughout the two year process.. As you know , attorney live for these moments to take advantage of client vulnerability, and to be honest , he never tried to call me or email me about things that weren't important to my case, just to jack up that monthly statement. Never thought I would ever see my retainer check back, but I did.
He is just a great man , with lots of knowledge. He thought me when to be though and when its time to let go for my own benefit.
Steve, You made this though road full of emotions, much easier, and I THANK YOU for that.
Sasha Bojat, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Zand is a the most dedicated and hard working family law attorney I know. His work ethic, professionalism and knowledge make him the best family lawyer in Los Angeles. He's well known in the community and his reputation speaks for itself. If I needed a family law attorney I would choose Mr. Zand over anyone else. I endorse this lawyer.
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