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Family Law Attorney

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 advocacy guides her advice, settlement 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 the practice of family law. Academy Fellows are recognized by lawyers and judges as highly skilled negotiators and litigators, with reputations for excellence in 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 is also honored for her professionalism by her colleagues. In 2023, the Baltimore County Bar Association bestowed upon her the J. Earle Plumhoff Professionalism award. This award recognizes one member of the Association each year who demonstrates civility, zeal and commitment, preparation, civil communications with other lawyers and the court, adherence to deadlines, service to the community, and education and mentoring, among other qualities. 


Laurie has served 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 Lawyer in Super Lawyers, including making the list of Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland (2021 - 2023) and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Maryland (2020-2023). 

Outside of work, Laurie enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and puppy Tucker. She loves home decorating shows, reading, taking cycling classes on her Peloton, and volunteering her time through various organizations, including Disability Rights Maryland, where she served on the Board of Directors for six years. 

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

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  • University of Baltimore School of Law

        Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

  • University of Maryland College Park

        Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude


  • State of Maryland (2004)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit)


  • Maryland State Bar Association

    • Family & Juvenile Section 

    • Section Council Member (2020-2022)

  • Baltimore County Bar Association 

    • Family Law Committee Chair (2018-2019)

    • Membership Committee Chair (2020-2021)

    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Chair (2022)

    • Judicial Nominations Committee Member (2021 to present)

  • Disability Rights Maryland (2016-2022)

    • Board of Directors VP

    • Secretary

    • Development Chair

  • The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

    • Professional Women's Group Co-chair

  • Bar Association of Baltimore City 

    • Family Law Committee Chair (past)

  • Family Law Settlement Facilitator 

    • Circuit Court for Baltimore City (ongoing)


  • Mediation (Family Law matters including custody, support, and division of property)

  • Child's Counsel (Administrative Office of the Courts, Family Administration)

  • Parent Coordination (Resolving disputes for high-conflict families through court or private appointment)


  • J. Earle Plumhoff Professionalism Award (Baltimore County Bar Association, 2023)

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Academy Fellow, 2020-present; Symposium Committee, Maryland Chapter 2021-2022)

  • Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers (Super Lawyers, 2021-present)

  • Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers (Super Lawyers, 2020-present)

  • Top-Rated Family Law Attorney in Towson, MD (Super Lawyers, 2017 - present)

  • Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence (Martindale-Hubbell, 2019-present)

  • Ten-Year Volunteer Award (Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, 2016)

  • Leading Women (The Daily Record, 2015)

  • Very Important Professionals (VIP) Successful by 40 (The Daily Record, 2014)


  • In January 2024, Laurie was featured in The Daily Record Maryland Family Law Update in the article The Updated Voluntary Impoverishment Statute.

  • In September 2022, Laurie was featured in The Daily Record Maryland Family Law Update in the article Civil contempt ruling continues to baffle Md. family law attorneys.

  • In Fall 2021, Laurie's article  Who Keeps the Dog in a Maryland Divorce? was published in the Maryland State Bar Association's Family & Juvenile Law Section's Newsletter.

  • In Winter 2020, Laurie's article Ten Reasons to Use a Parent Coordinator for Custody Disputes was published in the American Bar Association Litigation Section's Small & Solo Committee Newsletter. This article was previously published in the Maryland State Bar Association's Family & Juvenile Law Section Council Newsletter and in the Baltimore County Bar Association's Newsletter, The Advocate. 

  • In August 2017, Laurie was featured in The Daily Record Maryland Family Law Update in the article The Battle for Grandparent Visitation Continues.

  • In December 2016, Laurie was featured on the cover of the Daily Record Maryland Family Law Update and in the article on holiday visitation schedules, Lawyers Emphasize Making New Traditions for the Holidays after Separation.

  • 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.

Laurie M. Wasserman Daily Record Cover
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  • In April 2022, Laurie presented to attorneys on the topic of "Unlocking the Mysteries of Parent Coordination" for the Maryland State Bar Association's Family & Juvenile Law Section's Program "Hot Tips in Family Law". 

  • In November 2021, Laurie participated in a panel discussion on Professionalism in the Legal Community for the Baltimore County Bar Association's Professionalism Committee.

  • On October 12, 2021, Laurie presented to the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) on Parent Coordination.  Click to watch the video

  • In May 2021, Laurie presented on the topic of Parent Coordination to members of the Prince George's County Bar Association's Family Law Committee for their annual symposium. 

  • In April 2021 and April 2022, Laurie presented to attorneys on the topic of Representing Children in Contested Custody Cases as part of the Administrative Office of the Court, Family Administration's Child's Counsel Training. 

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