Laura A. Wasser, 2016 Angel of the Children Award

Laura A. Wasser

Laura Allison Wasser is a native of Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Beverly Hills High School. She attended University of California, Berkeley and earned a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Laura is a mom to Luke, 11, and Jack, 6 (almost 7). Being a mother is what defines her and what she cites as her “most important job, greatest pride and accomplishment.”

Laura is a Family Law attorney and principal partner at Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles. The Firm helps divorcing couples amicably split their custodial time and assets. Laura works on both ends of the economic spectrum doing high profile and net worth cases as well as pro bono work with the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law.

Laura has been profiled in numerous publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, and, most recently, Bloomberg Business Week in March 2016. She also served as an on-set legal consultant for the movie, Liar Liar and has consulted and worked with writers on numerous network and cable television shows. Her book It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself was published in 2013 and was reprinted one year later.

Laura has been named one of the California Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers and Southern California’s Top 50 Women Attorneys every year for the last five years (2012-2016). She has been named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Power Lawyers three times. In June 2008, Laura received the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Zephyr M. Ramsey Award. In 2011, she was honored as the Century City Chamber of Commerce’s Woman of Achievement. In May 2013, Laura received the Brady Center Advocate Award.

Laura participates in many continuing education programs as a lecturer and panelist. She has been a guest lecturer at Loyola Law School, Southwestern Law School, UCLA, and UC Berkeley School of Law. Her work on the Board of Loyola Law School and Oakwood School along with her work at A Place Called Home has encouraged and assisted many young people in their quest for a better education.

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