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“I am both an advocate and an advisor. I empower my clients by giving them choices instead of dictating what they are supposed to do.”
Laurie M. Wasserman, a principal at Offit Kurman in the Family Law practice area, represents individuals in all aspects of Maryland divorce and family law. She is committed to guiding her clients through the process in the most beneficial and least stressful way. She helps clients identify the issues that are important to them and advises them on creative strategies to achieve these goals. She brings experience, energy, and empathy to all of her cases, and provides her clients with the attention they deserve.
Her experience as a family lawyer includes:
- Divorce litigation
- Pre-divorce planning
- Negotiated settlements
- Separation agreements
- Marital property, including personal property, businesses, and real estate
- Military divorce
- Establishment of legal and physical custody
- Parenting plans
- Third-Party custody cases
- High-conflict custody cases
- Child’s counsel
Child and Spousal Support
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Post-nuptial agreements
- Name changes
- Domestic violence
- Protective and Peace Orders
As an experienced family law attorney, Ms. Wasserman has been appointed by judges throughout the State of Maryland to serve as an advocate for children in their parents’ contested divorce and custody cases. She is also a certified mediator and volunteers as a settlement facilitator in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City to help litigants negotiate a resolution in their family law cases.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
In 2017, Ms. Wasserman was selected by Super Lawyers as a top rated Family Law Attorney in Baltimore, MD. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
In December 2016, Ms. Wasserman was featured on the cover of the Daily Record Maryland Family Law Update.
On October 5, 2016, Ms. Wasserman received the “2016 Ten-Year Volunteer” award in recognition of her outstanding pro bono commitment to Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) clients. For the last ten years, Laurie has accepted at least one pro bono case from MVLS, volunteering her time and expertise as a family law attorney to Marylanders in need.
In 2015, Ms. Wasserman was appointed to the Maryland Disability Law Center's Board of Directors. Additionally, The Daily Record selected her to receive its 2015 Leading Women award that honors those who are making a difference in the community.
In 2014, Ms. Wasserman was named one of Maryland’s VIP List – Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 by The Daily Record. This annual award recognizes leadership roles and other outstanding achievements of professionals who reside and work in Maryland.
Ms. Wasserman is on the Board of Directors and is the Nominations Chair for Disability Rights Maryland (formerly the Maryland Disability Law Center). She is a graduate of the 2012 class of the Young Leadership Council at THE ASSOCIATED and remains involved in the organization’s philanthropic efforts. She also volunteers as a mentor to first-year law students with an interest in practicing family law at her alma mater¸ the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Ms. Wasserman remains up-to-date in the latest developments in family law through her involvement in the Family Law committees within the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and the Baltimore County Bar Association. She is a past-chair of the Family Law Committee for the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and is the chair for the Baltimore County Bar Association’s member newsletter, The Advocate, to which she contributes articles on legal issues, including family law. She is the past chair of the Baltimore County Bar Association’s Membership Committee.
In 2014, in recognition of her professional and public career, she was named a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, an organization dedicated to the welfare of the community, administration of justice, and the traditions of the professions of law.
Ms. Wasserman is a frequent speaker on family law related topics. She has presented to the Bar Association of Baltimore City's Family Law Committee and to the Maryland State Bar Association at its 2012 annual meeting. She was a presenter at the National Business Institute’s “Family Law A to Z” educational seminar, and has authored materials for other National Business Institute family law educational programs.
In October 2016, Laurie was featured in The Daily Record for her article, "What to do when necessary information is not provided in divorce proceedings".
Below are some of Laurie's recent blog posts:
- What Family Law Bills Passed During the 2017 Legislative Session?
- The Advantages of a Separation Agreement
- What is “Use and Possession” of Property and How Can I Get It?
- Divorced Parents are Allowed Joint Legal Custody, Despite Communication Issues
- What to Expect When Meeting with a Family Law Attorney for the First Time
- Help! My Ex and I Cannot Agree on Which School Our Child Will Attend Next Year
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