DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
Sogand Zamani is the founder and managing principal of Zamani & Associates, PLLC, located in Washington, DC and a member of the Collaborative Practice Center of the District of Columbia. She 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.
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.
Professional Activities~Council Member, ADR Section, Maryland State Bar Association (2012-2015) ~Board Member, D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2012-2018), Past-President (2014-2015) ~Board Member, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals of Montgomery County, Co-Chair, Education Committee (2013-2014) ~Board Member, Collaborative Project of Washington, DC (2012-2019); Co-President (2012-2016) ~Member, Family Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association of Maryland ~Member, Family Law Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia ~Member, Subcommittee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association ~Professional Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine
B.S., cum laude, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service (2000)
A.M., Harvard University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (2002)
J.D., The George Washington University Law School (2005)