Sogand Zamani is the founder and managing principal of Zamani & Associates PLLC - a family law firm dedicated exclusively to all aspects of family law and family formation. With more than a decade of experience in family law to guide her, Sogand is valued for her thoughtful consideration of her client’s financial needs, complex real estate and business assets, deeply-felt custody concerns, and jurisdictional challenges.
Sogand regularly mediates, represents individuals as Collaborative counsel, and negotiates to advance her client’s interests, though she is equal to the task of litigating when necessary. Additionally, Sogand enjoys serving families as an attorney representing the best interests of minor children, and has been appointed Guardian ad litem by the Court.
Recognized as a creative problem-solver, Sogand is committed bringing a full range of skills to bear to achieve resolution for individuals in divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, division of property, parentage, civil protection order (domestic violence), fair hearings and other family law related proceedings. For individuals pursuing family formation, Sogand is committed to walking intended parents through their adoption journey (domestic/international private, foster parent or agency adoption) and/or collaborative reproduction step-by-step to minimize the uncertainty they face to achieve their forever family.
Sogand is a leader in her professional field, presently working to bring Collaborative process to families of low and modest means through the Collaborative Project of Washington, D.C., which she co-founded, and Third Thursday’s – a free divorce program held at the Collaborative Practice Center where Sogand is an Affiliate. Sogand was invited to serve on the Domestic Relations Branch Sub-Committee for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where she participates to advance improvement in the practice of family law and resources available to families in domestic disputes. She also served a three-year elected position on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association (2012-2015). Sogand has been selected by her colleagues for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (2017-2019), Super Lawyers (2015-2019), Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2013-2014), Bethesda Magazine Top Lawyers (Adoption and Family Law)(2019), Washingtonian Top Lawyers (2017-2019), and her firm has been recognized by the Best Law Firms in America.