Zavos Law

Creating Legal Protections for You and Yours

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Michele Zavos has almost 40 years of experience as an attorney in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with a significant emphasis  working with the LGBTQ+ community.  She works very closely with her clients and is known for her creativity and passion when helping solve problems. Clients have said she treats their cases as if they were her own, and many return to work with her over the course of their lives. She does not offer cookie-cutter solutions, but instead listens carefully to a client’s situation and works with them to create a solution tailored to them.

Michele works primarily in the areas of adoption, parenting, assisted reproductive technology, estate planning, family formation, and probate matters. Her practice is particularly focused on developing legal protections for families, including families headed by same-sex couples and individuals. She has gone through many of the same family law issues that her clients face and, therefore, relates to her clients on a personal level.

In 2019, Michele was awarded Rainbow Families’ Hero of the Year for her years of work in service to LGBTQ+ families.   Michele was one of the founding members of Rainbow Families’ and our Maybe Baby program, dating back 30 years.

With NBC4’s Barbara Harrison, after receiving the Rainbow Families Hero of the Year award in 2019



◼︎ Recipient of D.C. Bar’s 2019 William J. Brennan Jr. Award for lifetime excellence in the field of civil rights and individual liberties

◼︎ Named an Angel in Adoption by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

◼︎ Named Family Law Practitioner of the Year, Bar Association of Montgomery County, 2013

◼︎ Named a Top Estate Planning Professional by Washingtonian Magazine

◼︎ Named One of the Top 25 Divorce Lawyers by Bethesda Magazine

◼︎ U.S. News and World Reports’ Best Lawyers, 2012 to present

◼︎ Super Lawyers, 2019 to present



Contact Name: Michele Zavos
Street: 1604 Newton Street NE
City: Washington, DC 20018
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Phone Number: 202-369-2516
Level: Silver