Amanda spent the first several years of her career focusing on large-scale environmental and tort cases. However, after taking on pro bono custody and guardian ad litem cases, as well as completing family mediation training, Amanda transitioned to practicing family law full-time, first working with a solo practitioner, then in her own practice, focusing on Collaborative Practice and mediation. Since September 2017, Amanda has worked as an attorney with Zamani & Associates, PLLC. A trained mediator and Collaborative practitioner, Amanda believes that many family matters can be handled outside the courtroom, through mediation, the Collaborative Process, or negotiated settlements and strives to help her clients regain control of often-overwhelming situations and create solutions that work for them. However, there are times when litigation is unavoidable, and Amanda is ready and able to assist her clients through these legally and emotionally challenging times.
Amanda is committed to actively participating in both her personal and professional communities, handling pro bono cases through the Collaborative Project of Maryland and serving on the Fred Taylor Scholarship Committee at For Love of Children, a D.C. nonprofit. In addition, Amanda is a member of the following organizations: District of Columbia Bar, Maryland State Bar Association, Bar Association of Montgomery County, D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Association for Conflict Resolution, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, and Academy of Professional Family Mediators.
Amanda received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A., with honors, in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.