Michele Zavos: Appointments & Honors

  • Member, Board of Rainbow Families D.C., 2010 to 2013
  • Co-Chair, Gala, Mautner Project, The National Lesbian Health Organization, 2011
  • Elected as a Fellow of theAmerican Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, 2010
  • Member, D.C. Commission on Child Support Guidelines, appointed by the D.C. City Council, 2010 to 2012
  • Elected as a Member, Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2005
  • Selected Member, National Family Law Advisory Council of the National Center of Lesbian Rights, 2004
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Georgetown University Law Center Journal of Gender and the Law, November, 2005
  • Member, District of Columbia Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, by appointment of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, served from 1993 to 2001
  • Member, Board of Directors of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, January, 1997 to September, 2000
  • Member, Adoption Rules Committee for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1995
  • Faculty, Workshop for Judges on AIDS and Tuberculosis, sponsored by User Liaison Program, U.S. Public Health Service, April 15-17, 1993
  • Member, Board of Directors for the Mautner Project, The National Lesbian Health Organization, 1990 to 1993
  • Vice-Chair, D.C. Taxicab Commission, appointed by Mayor Marion Barry, 1985 to 1990
  • Co-Chair, Gay and Lesbian Subcommittee of the D.C. Bar, precursor to GAYLAW, 1982
  • Founder, First "Maybe Baby" group for lesbians in the Washington metropolitan area, 1982

HONORS

  • Named Community Pioneer by the Rainbow History Project
  • Voted Best Lawyer by Gay D.C. XIV, through the Washington Blade
  • Named one of the 25 Best Divorce Lawyers in Montgomery County, Bethesda Magazine, 2013
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Family Law Practitioner of the Year, 2013
  • Named Best Lawyer, 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Honoree, D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, 2012
  • Recipient, Wanda's Warrior Award, Wanda's Will Project, 2009
  • Recipient, District of Columbia Capitol Pride Director's Award for Family, 2005
  • Recipient, Incredible Parent Award, AndBaby Magazine, July/August, 2003
  • Recipient, Woman's Monthly Community Service Award, 2000
  • Recipient, American University Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award, 1999
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Whitman-Walker Lesbian Services Program, 1998
  • Recipient, Jerome Heilman Award, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, 1987