Family Law Attorney

Early on, Laurie decided to become a family law attorney in Baltimore so she could practice in the more personal side of the law. She has dedicated her career to assisting clients in regaining a sense of control in very difficult 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 client advocacy guides both her negotiations and trial strategy.


Laurie is a leader in the Family Law community and was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association's Family & Juvenile Section. She was a member of the Maryland Judiciary's Custody Evaluator Training & Standards Work Group, which was tasked with reviewing the rules for Custody Evaluators and making recommendations to the Courts on best practices. 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 law lawyer in Maryland Super Lawyers, including Top 100 Lawyers in MD (2021) and Top 50 Women Lawyers in MD (2020 and 2021). 


In 2020, Laurie was accepted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), one of the highest distinctions in family law. The AAML promotes professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law. The AAML Academy Fellows are known as the top family law practitioners in terms of knowledge, skill, and integrity. Only 1,650 family law attorneys in the US are accepted into the AAML.


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

We represent 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 (2019)

  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Chair (2018-2019)

  • Disability Rights Maryland (Board of Directors VP, Secretary)

  • 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 (Parenting and Child Issues)

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

  • Parent Coordination (Resolving disputes for high-conflict families)


  • Academy Fellow (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers)

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

  • Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers (Super Lawyers, 2020-2021)

  • Top-Rated Family Law Attorney in Towson, MD (Super Lawyers, 2017 - 2021)

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

  • 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 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 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