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Laurie Wasserman

Family Attorney at Towson, MD

4.9   60 reviews

also known as Laurie M. Wasserman

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Laurie

Learn Laurie’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    25%
    Establishment and modifications of alimony

    19 years

  2. Child custody
    25%
    Establishment and modifications of child custody; Parenting Plans

    19 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Settlement negotiations, litigation, contested and uncontested divorces, drafting separation agreements

    19 years

  4. Family
    25%
    I assist clients in all aspects of family law negotiations and litigation. I also handle adoptions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreement and provide mediation and Parent Coordination services.

    19 years

AN EXPERIENCED FAMILY LAW FIRM IN BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND FOCUSED ON LITIGATION, PARENT COORDINATION, MEDIATION, AND ALL OTHER FAMILY LAW MATTERS.

Laurie became a family law attorney to practice in the more personal side of the law. She has dedicated her career to helping clients regain a sense of control in very difficult family situations. Laurie is able to approach emotionally charged matters with compassion, reason, and a focus on getting clients what they need to feel secure. She is strategic and creative in helping clients accomplish their goals. Her tireless client advocacy guides both her negotiations and trial strategy.

Laurie is recognized and respected as a leader in the family law community. In 2020, Laurie was accepted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), one of the highest distinctions in family law. Academy Fellows are known to lawyers and judges as highly skilled negotiators and litigators, with reputations for professionalism, competence, and integrity. The AAML has very rigorous admission and testing standards, and approximately 1650 attorneys in the United States are currently members.

Laurie serves as a member of the Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association's Family & Juvenile Law Section. She has been the Chair of both the Baltimore County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee and the Bar Association of Baltimore City’s Family Law Committee. Laurie is also regularly recognized by her colleagues as a Top Family Law Lawyer in Super Lawyers, including making the list of Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland (2021) and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Maryland(2020 and 2021).

The Law Office of Laurie M. Wasserman LLC represents clients throughout the State of Maryland, including Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County.

 

Location

Wasserman Family Law LLC
502 Washington Avenue
Suite 700
Towson, MD, 21204

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  60 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2024
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The best lawyer for the worst ex's
Since my divorce three years ago, my ex has used his knowledge of the law to bully, threaten and coerce me to agree to modifications that were not in the best interest of our children, Since I do not have a law degree and make a fraction of what he makes, I felt I couldn't fight back or stand up to him...until I finally had had enough. I retained Laurie Wasserman, and I immediately felt empowered, protected and relieved that she was in my corner. She recognized who I was dealing with right away, and knew how to deal with him. She was always responsive. She was also cognizant of my financial situation and advised me of my options with that in mind. She was fast, efficient and very savvy. If you are dealing with a difficult ex who is intimidating you, she is the one to hire!
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2023
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Brilliant handling of a complicated, contentious schools issue
My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Laurie and her team. We hired her to defend a contentious and stressful lawsuit regarding school issues for my wife's children. Laurie answered every question we had, including honestly telling us when she didn't know how something would turn out. She helped walk us through gathering discovery materials -- including suggesting a program that would more easily allow my wife to search her own cellphone to produce text messages in response to discovery questions -- and the preparation of answers to interrogatories and draft direct and cross examination questions. In court on the day of trial, she was organized, incredibly on her game, authoritative and brilliant, revealing over and over the expert litigator that she is. The outcome was better than we could have hoped. Given the stress of the situation, my wife and I certainly hope we don't ever have to go through anything like that again. But if we do, we know who we'll call. Thank you, Laurie. Our family is incredibly grateful for your hard work, kindness, thoughtfulness and brilliance at your job.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2023
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Family Law at its finest
Ms. Wasserman was thoughtful, considerate and a consummate professional in helping me navigate a difficult situation and time in my life. She was hired to represent me and my family and the things that mattered most to me were prioritized and thankfully were not impacted any more than they already had been. A decade on, the efforts undertaken are clearly paying dividends. Thank you very much for your guidance and support!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2023
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Ms Wasserman
This was a difficult time, which was made so much easier by Ms Wasserman's professionalism, attention to detail, responsive nature, overall kindness and sensitivity. Ms Wasserman kept me advised constantly, provided options and professional suggestions....she is nothing short of exceptional!
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2023
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Great lawyers and professional and knowledgeable Staff
Laurie Wasserman and Steffani Langston handled my custody and contempt cases. From initial consultation to resolution of both cases in my favor, even before the scheduled hearings, they demonstrated an extensive knowledge and experience in the field and helped me navigate through this uneasy process. They supported me in every decision I made, ensuring it was an informative decision. I definitely recommend Laurie Wasserman's Office for family law cases!
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2023
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Savvy, skilled and understanding
It's been several years since Laurie helped me with a child custody and a subsequent child abuse situation. Laurie "gets" the dynamics when dealing with ex partners who are abusive or have narcissistic tendencies. Laurie helped me through one of my most difficult times with calm and practical guidance. She was available on the phone to help me as I filled out protective order paperwork at the courthouse. I still marvel at how Laurie skillfully maneuvered our subsequent actions with my ex, his lawyer and a eventually family counselor. My kids are in a much better place because of how she helped me handle this very difficult situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2023
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Virginia Yoeman - Thorough and Compassionate
I wanted to thank Ginny for working with me regarding the process to secure a Peace Order. She listened with compassion, took great notes, reviewed documents and prepared specific questioning in preparation of the final hearing. Afterwards, she provided me guidance on how to pursue criminal charges which are now in motion.
Posted by Wendy | January 4, 2023
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Excellent attorney
Laurie Wasserman is an outstanding advocate and negotiator for her clients. She is responsive, validating, sharp, efficient, and decisive. She covers all the bases and then some. Her professionalism is unparalleled.
Posted by Jacqueline | December 22, 2022
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Uncontested divorce
Laurie represented me with my uncontested divorce. She was knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk with. That's comforting when you're stressed out. She also kept me well informed throughout the process. I'm happy with the outcome and would definitely recommend her. Thank you Laurie!
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2022
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Exactly the lawyer I needed
I came to Laurie initially for consultation when I was not getting the experience and results I wanted from my first attorney. A few months later, I hired her. I needed someone who understood my situation (trying to get divorced from a high-conflict person without going to court) and how to get me what I wanted (a finalized divorce through mediation that maximized my ability to move forward with stability and safety for me and my kids). The best thing Laurie did for me was right off the bat she gave me a much-needed reality check on my situation and then she educated me about the strategy that worked for people in my situation. I never got that until that day (and I'd been trying to get divorced for 2 years by that point), and it changed everything. She gave me clear legal advice she could explain to me very effectively, she was patient when i needed help understanding the process, and she stayed very focused on the task at hand. Her firm's team is awesome - top notch quality work every time from paralegals and other staff; they are also simply kind people who seemed tuned into to how hard it is to be someone getting divorced. Until I found Laurie, it had been hard for me to find an attorney in Baltimore who had updated, modernized knowledge and experience and approaches to divorce - most importantly for me that meant a lawyer who believed mediation can work with high-conflict people AND knew how to do it. That was the gamechanger for me. Laurie and her team maintained their focus and the quality of their work through every final little part of the process. Now that I'm on the other side I can confidently say I recommend Laurie Wasserman 100%.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2022
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Prenuptial Agreement
Laurie was wonderful to work with and really took the time to walk me through every paragraph of the prenuptial agreement to make sure I understood and felt comfortable with everything. She was timely and thorough. Extremely personable and responsive, especially considering I reached out only a few weeks before my wedding. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Jim | June 1, 2022
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Non Contested
Thank you for handling my non contested divorce. The communications between myself and ex-wife were handled very professionally.
Posted by Wayne | April 26, 2022
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Prenup
I called to ask for help drafting a prenup and am very happy with the service. I was explained all the rights I would normally be entitled to without a prenup as well as what else I could request. I ended up getting more through the prenup than I originally thought I would and was extremely happy with the level of help I was given 10 out of 10 recommend
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Posted by Shauna | April 25, 2022
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Steffani Langston is a child custody powerhouse!
I contacted Laurie Wasserman's office partway through my custody case and quickly scheduled a consultation with Steffani Langston. Steffani walked me through what to expect from the remainder of the case and made me feel secure from the first minute of conversation. Her confidence and calm demeanor kept me grounded when I felt overwhelmed. Steffani helped review years of text messages and determined what was pertinent to bring to trial. I cannot say enough good things about her attention to detail and courtroom presence. Steffani Langston and her team are the absolute best!
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Posted by Batman | April 25, 2022
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Outstanding work
They do very gud work & they take the time 2 listen & really help you through your case or problem I highly recommend them
Posted by Edie | April 25, 2022
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Attorney
Steffi Langston was very patient and helpful throughout the divorce process. I really appreciated her professional support.
Posted by Denise Randall-Morton | April 25, 2022
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Recommendation for Steffani Langston and her Team.
Steffani Langston was like a breath of fresh air to my Divorce. Our initial meeting everything that might happen was discussed, any questions that I might have had was quickly put to rest, if there were any delays in the process it wasn't on our end. I would recommend Steffani Langston and her team for any of your legal needs and feel confident it would be handled with the upmost efficiency and care,
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Posted by Amy | March 2, 2022
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Very grateful
I was so nervous about the divorce process but Steffani was fantastic! She was so kind and worked with me every step of the way. I am so grateful for her patience and assistance.
Posted by Lana | January 18, 2022
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Fantastic work of Emily Koenig
I interviewed several attorneys that came recommended to me. Once I got on a consultation call with Emily for my contested divorce case - I knew that she was the one. From that point on I was amazed at her determination, at her support of me, and timely handling of my case. She handled all communication with my spouse on my behalf and she was fantastic in keeping me in the loop of my case. On the day of the hearing I was so comfortable seeing her, and knew that she can definitely handle anything. I totally recommend Emily for any of you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2022
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Highly Recommend
Steffani was extremely thorough and guided me through the process from the beginning. She was warm and friendly during consultation. I could tell she wanted the best for me, and she was going to do what was necessary. Once hired, she walked me through every step and made me feel comfortable with each new step. She made things very easy to understand and did not mind that I asked a million questions, even the same one multiple times.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Laurie Wasserman
  • 2018 - Present
  • Principal
  • Offit Kurman
  • 2016 - 2018

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2020 - Present
  • Disability Rights Maryland (Board of Directors)
  • Executive Committee (VP, Secretary, Nominations, Development)
  • 2017 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Family Law Committee (Past Chair--2018)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section
  • Member (Section Council Member 2019-present)
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Family Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Advocate Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Membership and Admission Committee
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers Maryland
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer (Family Law)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer (Family Law)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer (Family Law)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Ten Year Volunteer Award
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • 2016
  • Leading Women
  • The Daily Record
  • 2015
  • VIP List--Very Important Professional
  • The Daily Record
  • 2014
  • Rising Star (Family Law)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star (Family Law)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star (Family Law)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Best Interest Attorney Training
  • Child's Counsel Training
  • 2021

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Family Attorney | Jun 15
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"Laurie is a fantastic advocate for her clients. I know her to be passionate and caring, both of which are appreciated by her clients. I endorse her enthusiastically."
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Towson Family Lawyer Laurie Wasserman
Laurie Wasserman
Family Attorney
Towson, MD
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available