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Sogand Zamani

Zamani & Associates PLLC
Attorney, Mediator
2121 K Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-510-9112
Fax: 202-510-9152

Sogand Zamani is an experienced family law attorney who represents individuals in all aspects of family law.  Sogand strives to provide all of her clients with superior service, no matter the complexity of the case.  Her practice regularly includes complex divorce involving high value assets, domestic and international custody disputes, mediated, Collaborative and litigated divorce, adoption, and assisted reproductive technology.  Sogand is known for her personal approach to clients, ability to gain her clients trust, her focus on the welfare of children during representation, and her skilled representation of clients to protect their financial security.   Sogand practices Collaborative law because she believes in finding solutions to legal issues with dignity, civility, and in a less costly and effective manner than litigation.

Experience.  Sogand draws on more than a decade of experience to serve as a mediator in the community, a trusted Collaborative counsel and advisor to her clients, and a sophisticated litigator when appropriate.  As part of her practice, Sogand also serves as a Guardian ad litem representing the best interests of minor children in high conflict cases.  Her work on behalf of children provides Sogand with a unique perspective on challenging family and parent-child dynamics. Her representative cases include preparation and enforcement of premarital agreements, contested divorces with significant assets, alimony disputes, debt, preparation of parenting plans, domestic and international custody disputes,  jurisdictional complexities, post-divorce custody modification, civil protection orders, contested step-parent adoption, complex and contested foster-parent adoptions, and independent adoptions.   

Community Involvement.  Sogand is also active in her community.  Her professional activities include:

Practice Group Membership

  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, Inc.
  • D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals 

Professional Activities

  • Past-President (2014-2015), Board Member (2012-2018), and Member, D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professional
  • Board Member (2012-present), Past co-President (2012-2015), Collaborative Project of Washington, DC
  • Council Member, ADR Section, Maryland State Bar Association (2012-2015)
  • Board Member and Co-Chair, Education Committee (2013-2014), Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Member, D.C. Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association (Family Law and ADR Sections)
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County (Family Law and ADR Sections)
  • Member, Subcommittee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Professional Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Sogand has been recognized in numerous publications as a top family lawyer, including the Washingtonian.  She has also been consistently selected to the  Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers List and U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers List for family lawyers.   Sogand is a guest lecturer at Washington, D.C. area law schools on family formation and divorce, she moderated the Maryland State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section webinars (2012-2015).  Sogand has also been involved as a volunteer with the American Heart Association, serving as Co-Chair of the Greater Washington Region Heart Ball Auction Committee for the 2014 and 2015 Heart Balls, and as an Advisory Board Member to D.C. Prep, a charter school system located in the District of Columbia. 

Collaborative, Mediation and Negotiation Training – Participant

  • Advanced Training in Personality Disorders in Legal Disputes: Understanding, Managing, Treating, and Setting Limits with Bill Eddy, JD, LCSW, 2019 (12 hours)
  • LGBTQ Experiences: Conversations about Families, Culture and the Law, Symposium, 2018 (8 hours)
  • Complexity and Protocols: Adapting Collaborative Process in the Complex System of Divorce, 2017 with Victoria Smith (8 hours)
  • Team Challenges:  Working Together to Solve Disputes with Nancy Cameron, Yuval Berger, 2016 (8 hours)
  • Neuroliteracy and the Human Brain with Pauline Tesler, 2015 (8 hours)
  • Powerful Non-Defensive Communication with Sharon Ellison, 2014 (8 hours)
  • Facilitation Skills Training for Collaborative Professionals with Rita Pollak, 2013 (12 hours)
  • Advanced Collaborative Law Seminar with Pauline Tesler, 2013 (18 hours)
  • Ethical Issues in Collaborative Law Cases, 2012 (3 hours)
  • Parenting and Child Access Issues in Mediation, 2012 (20 hours)
  • Basic Divorce Mediation Workshop, 2011 (40 hours)
  • Basic Interdisciplinary Training in Family Collaborative Practice, 2013 (3 hours)
  • Negotiations, 2002 (12 hours)
  • Introduction to Negotiation Analysis, 2001 (12 hours)
  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution Symposium, International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, The Hague, 2001 (200 hours)

Renew Membership Online

Payment for 2019-2020 membership must be received by July 1, 2019.