Laura Allison Wasser (born 1968)[2][3] is an American attorney specializing in divorce and well-known for her celebrity clients.[4][5] She currently is chief of divorce evolution for[6]

Laura Wasser
Laura Allison Wasser

1968 (age 55–56)
Other namesThe Disso Queen[1]
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Loyola Marymount University

Early life and education edit

Laura Allison Wasser was born in Los Angeles. Her father is divorce attorney Dennis Wasser, and her mother was Bunny Wasser.[citation needed] Wasser graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1986. She earned a B.A. degree in rhetoric from University of California, Berkeley, and earned a J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in 1994.[7][8][3] She has been a member of the California Bar since December 1994.[9]

Career edit

Wasser joined her father Dennis Wasser's family law firm Wasser Cooperman & Mandles, where she is now managing partner. Wasser was also the founder and CEO of the online divorce service It's Over Easy, which sought to allow people to handle divorces with less professional help.[10][11] It's Over Easy was acquired by in 2022, and Wasser was brought on as chief of divorce evolution for the company.[12] Wasser hosts the podcasts "All's Fair With Laura Wasser" on iHeart Radio and "Divorce Sucks! With Laura Wasser" on PodcastOne.

Wasser has handled a number of high-profile, high-net-worth dissolutions, including those for Angelina Jolie,[13] Heidi Klum,[14] Kim Kardashian,[15] Kris Jenner,[16] Johnny Depp,[17] Ryan Reynolds,[18]Christina Aguilera,[19] Hilary Duff,[18] Stevie Wonder,[18] Kelis,[20] Patricia Arquette,[21] Kate Walsh,[22] Johnny Knoxville,[23] Jimmy Iovine[24] Maria Shriver,[25] Olivier Martinez,[26][27][28] Kelly Clarkson,[29] Dr. Dre[30] and Kevin Costner.[31]

Alongside her father, Wasser served as an on-set legal consultant for the movie Liar Liar.[18] She and her father also appeared in the 2014 documentary Divorce Corp.[18] She has been called upon on TV, in print and across the media landscape in matters regarding divorce and family law.[32][33]

Personal life edit

Wasser has two sons[34] with two former boyfriends whom she did not marry.[35][36] She divorced a different man in 1993 and she has not married again since, stating that she does not believe in lifelong monogamy or the government aspect of marriage.[35][37] She resides in Los Angeles.[38]

Awards and honors edit

In June 2008, Wasser received the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Zephyr M. Ramsey Award [39] and in 2011, she was the recipient of the Century City Chamber of Commerce Women of Achievement Award.[40] In 2013, Wasser received the Brady Center Advocate Award.[41] 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.[42] Wasser has been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2007,[43] and has been featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyer Troubleshooters.[44]

Bibliography edit

  • It Doesn't Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself (St. Martin's Press, 2013)[45][46]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "TMZ Redefines Celebrity Dirt". 15 February 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Laura A. Wasser Lawyer Profile on". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b " - Divorcing stars pick this group". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  4. ^ "A List Divorce Lawyer On Splitting Up In The 21st Century 36544.html - divorce -". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, Professional Corporation". Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  6. ^ "". Retrieved 2022-06-06.
  7. ^ "Laura A. Wasser". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Laura Wasser '94 - Loyola Law School, Los Angeles". Archived from the original on 2016-09-23. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  9. ^ "State Bar of CA :: Laura Allison Wasser". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  10. ^ "It's Over Easy".
  11. ^ "'It's Over Easy': Lessons from Laura Wasser's Divorce Platform for Entrepreneurs". Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  12. ^ "". Retrieved 2022-06-06.
  13. ^ "Angelina Jolie Retains Laura Wasser for Divorce: Why You've Heard of Her". People. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Heidi Klum Files for Divorce From Seal". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Kim Kardashian's Lawyer: Kris Humphries' Lawyer is a Liar". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  16. ^ "Kim Kardashian West officially files for divorce from Kanye West after almost 7 years of marriage". Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Kim Kardashian West officially files for divorce from Kanye West after almost 7 years of marriage". Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  18. ^ a b c d e Dries, Kate (9 September 2015). "A Timeline of Celebrity Divorce Queen Laura Wasser's Ride to the Top". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  19. ^ "Christina Aguilera Files For Divorce From Jordan Bratman". 14 October 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  20. ^ "Kelis: Nas Left Me High and Dry". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  21. ^ "Arquette Calls Off Divorce from 'Hung' Actor". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  22. ^ "Kate Walsh Hubby -- No Protection Required". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  23. ^ "Johnny Knoxville Pulls the Plug on Marriage". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  24. ^ "Music Mogul -- Which Marriage Were You In?". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  25. ^ "Maria Shriver Hires Mega-Divorce Lawyer". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  26. ^ "Clash of the Divorce Lawyer Titans: The Attorneys Behind Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez's Split". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  27. ^ "Olivier Martinez Files for Divorce Against Halle ... The Plot Thickens". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  28. ^ "Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez file for divorce". 2015-10-28. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  30. ^ "DR. DRE HERE'S THE PRENUP NICOLE SIGNED Our Property Is Separate, But She Gets Spousal Support". Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  31. ^ "Kevin Costner 'should be very pleased' with latest ruling in divorce case, says legal expert: Here's what's next in Kevin and Christine Costner's contentious divorce". Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  32. ^ Sohn, Amy (3 February 2018). "Angelina Jolie's Lawyer Now Offers Quickie Divorces Online". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  33. ^ "Celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser answers top 3 divorce questions". Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  34. ^ "A Place Called Home - Laura A. Wasser, 2016 Angel of the Children Award". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  35. ^ a b "Top Hollywood Divorce Lawyer Says More Big Splits Are Coming Because Stars Didn't Want to Face Awards Season Alone". People. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  36. ^ "Angelina Jolie's famous divorce attorney". 20 September 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  37. ^ O'Neill, Ann. "'Disso Queen' tends Hollywood's broken hearts -". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  38. ^ "Laura Wasser: Divorce Lawyer to the Stars". Dame Magazine. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  39. ^ "The Zephyr M. Ramsey Award Recipients". 22 October 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  40. ^ "Women of Achievement 2011" (PDF). Century Center Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  41. ^ "CNN's Piers Morgan Honored at Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence Benefit". Hollywood Reporter. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  42. ^ "Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice 46th Anniversary Awards Gala". Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  43. ^ "Top Rated Los Angeles, CA Family Law Attorney | Laura Wasser".
  44. ^ "Power Lawyers: The Troubleshooters". The Hollywood Reporter. 14 July 2011.
  45. ^ Wasser, Laura A. (October 2013). It Doesn't Have to Be That Way. ISBN 978-1250029782.
  46. ^ "'It Doesn't Have to Be That Way':How to manage a hassle-free divorce". Retrieved 12 April 2019.

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