Laurie   M.   Wasserman
Principal

Contact

Phone: 410.209.6446
Fax: 410.209.6435
Mailing: 300 E. Lombard Street ,
Suite 2010 , Baltimore , MD   21202
Linkedin: Laurie Wasserman

Laurie is also available to meet in our Lutherville Conference Center. Please visit here for directions.

“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 Wasserman

 

PRACTICE FOCUS

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

  • Divorce litigation
  • Pre-divorce planning
  • Mediation
  • Negotiated settlements
  • Separation agreements
  • Marital property, including personal property, businesses, and real estate
  • Military divorce
  • Modifications
  • Alimony

Custody

  • Establishment of legal and physical custody
  • Visitation
  • Parenting plans
  • Third-Party custody cases
  • High-conflict custody cases
  • Relocation
  • Contempt
  • Modification
  • Child’s counsel

Child and Spousal Support

  • Establishment
  • Modification

Other

  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Post-nuptial agreements
  • Adoptions
  • Name changes
  • Domestic violence
  • Protective and Peace Orders
  • Guardianships
  • Expungement/Shielding

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 July 2017, Ms. Wasserman was elected as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Disability Rights Maryland. She was appointed to the Board of Directors back in 2015.

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 October 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 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.

PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES

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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 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 August 2017, Ms. Wasserman was featured in the Daily Record's article, "The Battle for Grandparent Visitation Continues."

In December 2016, Ms. Wasserman was featured on the cover of the Daily Record Maryland Family Law Update.

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 blog posts and article features:

Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (B.A.)
  • State of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Activities

  • American Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Maryland Bar Foundation (Fellow, 2014)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (Family & Juvenile Law Committee)
  • Disability Rights Maryland (Board of Directors, 2015-2017 and Vice President, 2017-Present)
  • Baltimore County Bar Association (Vice Chair of the Family Law Section, 2017-Present)
  • The Associated (Co-Chair of the Jewish Professional Women's Group, 2017-Present)
  • Network 2000 Effective Impact Mentoring Program (Mentee, 2013-2014)
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City (Chair of the Family Law Committee 2012-2013)
  • Certified Child Counsel

Videos

Posts

Family Law FAQ: What is a mutual consent divorce?

What is a mutual consent divorce? Watch the video below to learn more.   If you have any questions about…

Why I Am Proud to Serve Disability Rights Maryland

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, although many Marylanders remain unfamiliar with our work. I…

What Family Law Bills Passed During the 2017 Legislative Session?

The following family law related bills were passed into law during the 2017 Maryland legislative session, and so long as…