Laurie M. Wasserman, an associate in the Family Law Department, represents individuals in connection with complex domestic relations cases. She provides advice and representation in all aspects of family law, including:
Ms. Wasserman is committed to helping her clients through the emotionally difficult and financially uncertain process in the most beneficial and least stressful way. She helps clients identify what is important to them, and advises them on creative strategies to achieve these goals.
With Maryland’s recent passage of the Civil Marriage Protection Act granting same-sex couples the right to marry, Ms. Wasserman has enjoyed helping couples transition from domestic partnership arrangements to the traditional marital model, including drafting pre- and post-marital agreements and modifying or voiding domestic partnership agreements as necessary. She can assist them in negotiating and drafting separation agreements to dissolve same-sex marriages.
Ms. Wasserman is a certified Maryland mediator, and in 2007 received her certification in Child Counsel's Training from the Administrative Office of the Courts Family Administration. She has served in the capacity of a court-appointed attorney to represent children in contested custody cases, and volunteers as a settlement facilitator in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, helping parties, with and without attorneys, reach resolutions of their domestic cases
Since 2010, Maryland Super Lawyers has named Ms. Wasserman a "Rising Star” in Family Law. 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 is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section Council, serving as their annual meeting chair for three years, and as the Awards Committee chair for two years. She is the past chair of the Family Law Committee for the Bar Association of Baltimore City. Ms. Wasserman is an active member of the Baltimore County Bar Association's Family Law Section and is a frequent author of family law articles for their member newsletter, The Advocate. She is the past chair of the Baltimore County Bar Association’s Membership Committee. In the last three years, she has also authored articles and materials for the National Business Institute in connection with their family law programs.
Ms. Wasserman keeps up-to-date on the latest developments in her practice areas, serving as a frequent speaker on family law related topics. She has presented multiple programs to the Bar Association of Baltimore City's Family Law Committee and to the Maryland State Bar Association at its 2012 annual meeting. In September 2013, she will be presenting to attorneys at the National Business Institute’s “Family Law A to Z” educational seminar.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Wasserman served as law clerk for The Honorable Clifton J. Gordy of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.