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.

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

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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.

ACTIVITIES

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.

 

PUBLICATIONS/SPEECHES

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.

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
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Family & Juvenile Law Committee
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Family Law Committee, Chair, 2012-2013
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Long Range Planning Committee, Chair, Advocate, Past Chair, Membership
  • Disability Rights Maryland (formerly the Maryland Disability Law Center), Board of Directors, 2015 - Present
  • Certified Child Counsel
  • Network 2000 Effective Impact Mentoring Program, Mentee, 2013-2014

Videos

Posts

Lesson Learned from Recent Divorce Case: Put It in Writing

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On September 1, 2016, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued an opinion that confirmed what most of us already…

The Advantages of a Separation Agreement

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In my practice, I frequently get asked by clients if they can file for a “legal separation” from their spouse.…

What is “Use and Possession” of Property and How Can I Get It?

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In a Maryland divorce proceeding, the Court has the power to award limited property rights to parties, even if one…

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