Laura Wasser

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Laura Wasser
Born
Laura Allison Wasser

(1968-05-23) May 23, 1968 (age 52)
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Loyola Marymount University
OccupationAttorney
Children2

Laura Allison Wasser (born May 23, 1968)[1][2][3] is an American attorney specializing in divorce.[4] She is the managing partner at the Family Law firm Wasser Cooperman & Mandles,[5] and the Founder and CEO of the online divorce service, It's Over Easy. Wasser also hosts the iHeart podcast "All's Fair With Laura Wasser" and "Divorce Sucks! With Laura Wasser" on PodcastOne. TMZ called her the "disso queen".[6][7][8][9][10]

Early life and education[edit]

Wasser was born in Los Angeles. She attended The American School in Switzerland in 1985. She graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1986. She has a B.A. degree in Rhetoric from University of California, Berkeley, and she earned a J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in 1994.[11][12][3] She has been a member of the California Bar since December 1994.[13]

Career[edit]

Wasser is a divorce attorney in Los Angeles.[14] She is the managing partner at the Family Law firm Wasser Cooperman & Mandles and the founder of the online divorce service It's Over Easy,.[15][16]

Wasser has been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2007.[17] She has been featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyer Troubleshooters.[18]

Wasser has handled a number of high-profile, high-net-worth dissolutions, including those for Angelina Jolie,[19] Heidi Klum,[20] Kim Kardashian,[21] Kris Jenner,[22] Johnny Depp,[23] Ryan Reynolds,[24] Christina Aguilera,[25] Hilary Duff,[24] Stevie Wonder,[24] Kelis,[26] Patricia Arquette,[9] Kate Walsh,[27] Johnny Knoxville,[10] Jimmy Iovine[28] Maria Shriver,[29] Olivier Martinez,[30][31][32] Kelly Clarkson,[33] and Dr. Dre.[34]

With her father, lawyer Dennis Wasser, she served as an on-set legal consultant for the movie Liar Liar.[24] She and her father also appeared in the 2014 documentary Divorce Corp.[24] She has been called upon on TV, in print and across the media landscape in matters regarding Divorce and Family Law.[35][36]

Her book It Doesn't Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself[37][38] was published in 2013 by St. Martin's Press.[39] In 2020, her e-book "What to Expect When Getting Divorced" was published on social media and on the web on the It's Over Easy online divorce website.[40]

Honors and awards[edit]

In June 2008, Wasser received the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Zephyr M. Ramsey Award [41] and in 2011, she was the recipient of the Century City Chamber of Commerce Women of Achievement Award.[42] In 2013, Wasser received the Brady Center Advocate Award.[43] In May 2019, she received the Justice Award from the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice for her acknowledgment of the struggles faced by the self-represented and for her work in promoting civility in Family Law.[44]

Personal life[edit]

Wasser has two sons[45] with two former boyfriends whom she did not marry.[46][47] In 1993, she divorced another man she was briefly married to[48][47] and she has not married again since, as she does not believe in lifelong monogamy or the government aspect of marriage.[46][47] She resides in Los Angeles.[49]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laura A Wasser". California Birth Index. Archived from the original on February 19, 2021.
  2. ^ "Laura A. Wasser Lawyer Profile on Martindale.com". martindale.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b "USATODAY.com - Divorcing stars pick this group". usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  4. ^ "A List Divorce Lawyer On Splitting Up In The 21st Century 36544.html - divorce - Laws.com". divorce.laws.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, Professional Corporation". wcmfamily.com. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  6. ^ "TMZ Redefines Celebrity Dirt". newyorker.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Wasser to Britney -- You're Someone Else's Problem Now". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Britney's Hot Lawyer is Back!". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Arquette Calls Off Divorce from 'Hung' Actor". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Johnny Knoxville Pulls the Plug on Marriage". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Laura A. Wasser". wccfamilylaw.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Laura Wasser '94 - Loyola Law School, Los Angeles". lls.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-09-23. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  13. ^ "State Bar of CA :: Laura Allison Wasser". calbar.ca.gov. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Laura Wasser". interviewmagazine.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  15. ^ "It's Over Easy".
  16. ^ "'It's Over Easy': Lessons from Laura Wasser's Divorce Platform for Entrepreneurs". forbes.com. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  17. ^ https://profiles.superlawyers.com/california-southern/los-angeles/lawyer/laura-a-wasser/4687ed48-bacb-44b2-a996-706e8cbf9d08.html
  18. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/power-lawyers-troubleshooters-211000
  19. ^ "Angelina Jolie Retains Laura Wasser for Divorce: Why You've Heard of Her". people.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  20. ^ "Heidi Klum Files for Divorce From Seal". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  21. ^ "Kim Kardashian's Lawyer: Kris Humphries' Lawyer is a Liar". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  22. ^ "Kim Kardashian West officially files for divorce from Kanye West after almost 7 years of marriage". usatoday.com. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  23. ^ "Kim Kardashian West officially files for divorce from Kanye West after almost 7 years of marriage". usatoday.com. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  24. ^ a b c d e Dries, Kate. "A Timeline of Celebrity Divorce Queen Laura Wasser's Ride to the Top". jezebel.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  25. ^ "Christina Aguilera Files For Divorce From Jordan Bratman". foxnews.com. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  26. ^ "Kelis: Nas Left Me High and Dry". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  27. ^ "Kate Walsh Hubby -- No Protection Required". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  28. ^ "Music Mogul -- Which Marriage Were You In?". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  29. ^ "Maria Shriver Hires Mega-Divorce Lawyer". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  30. ^ "Clash of the Divorce Lawyer Titans: The Attorneys Behind Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez's Split". people.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  31. ^ "Olivier Martinez Files for Divorce Against Halle ... The Plot Thickens". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  32. ^ "Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez file for divorce". Hellomagazine.com. 2015-10-28. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  33. ^ "KELLY CLARKSON WINS PRIMARY CUSTODY IN DIVORCE...HUSBAND WANTS $436,000 A MONTH IN SUPPORT". tmz.com. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  34. ^ "DR. DRE HERE'S THE PRENUP NICOLE SIGNED Our Property Is Separate, But She Gets Spousal Support". tmz.com. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  35. ^ "Angelina Jolie's Lawyer Now Offers Quickie Divorces Online". nytimes.com. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  36. ^ "Celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser answers top 3 divorce questions". abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  37. ^ It Doesn't Have to Be That Way. ISBN 1250029783.
  38. ^ "'It Doesn't Have to Be That Way':How to manage a hassle-free divorce". today.com. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  39. ^ Walden, Celia (2013-10-17). "Beware Laura Wasser - the queen of Hollywood divorce lawyers". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  40. ^ "It's Over Easy Online Divorce". itsovereasy.com. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  41. ^ "The Zephyr M. Ramsey Award Recipients". Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  42. ^ "Women of Achievement 2011" (PDF). Century Center Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  43. ^ "CNN's Piers Morgan Honored at Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence Benefit". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  44. ^ "Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice 46th Anniversary Awards Gala". Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  45. ^ "A Place Called Home - Laura A. Wasser, 2016 Angel of the Children Award". apch.org. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  46. ^ a b "Top Hollywood Divorce Lawyer Says More Big Splits Are Coming Because Stars Didn't Want to Face Awards Season Alone". people.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  47. ^ a b c "Angelina Jolie's famous divorce attorney". cnn.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  48. ^ O'Neill, Ann. "'Disso Queen' tends Hollywood's broken hearts - CNN.com". cnn.com. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  49. ^ "Laura Wasser: Divorce Lawyer to the Stars". damemagazine.com. Dame Magazine. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2016.

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