Laura Allison Wasser, an esteemed American lawyer specializing in divorce proceedings, was born on May 23, 1968, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of renowned attorney Dennis Wasser. Laura completed her high school education at Beverly Hills High School in 1986. Taking a step beyond the conventional, she spent a year studying abroad at ‘The American School’ in Switzerland.
Early Life, Family, Education
Her academic journey led her to the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a B.A. in Rhetoric. Continuing her pursuit of legal expertise, she obtained a law degree from Loyola Law School in 1994. Laura became a member of the California Bar in December of the same year.
Laura Wasser has carved a niche for herself as a prominent divorce lawyer with a clientele that includes some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Notable personalities like Johnny Depp, Christina Aguilera, Ashton Kutcher, and Ryan Reynolds have sought her legal counsel.
She became widely recognized for handling high-profile dissolutions, including those of Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Hilary Duff, Stevie Wonder, and others. In 2011, Laura gained public attention for filing divorce paperwork for Vanessa Bryant, wife of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, as reported by TMZ. Additionally, she represented Megan Fox in her divorce from Brian Austin Green in 2015.
Laura’s contributions to the legal field extend beyond individual cases. In 2017, she founded the online divorce service “It’s Over Easy,” aiming to revolutionize traditional divorce practices with an online solution tailored to families’ needs and budgets. However, the service is currently active only in California.
Married Life, Husband, Kids
Laura Wasser’s personal life has seen its share of relationships and challenges. Although she had two former boyfriends, she chose not to marry either of them. From these relationships, she became the mother of two sons. In 1993, she went through a divorce with a man to whom she was briefly married, a distinct chapter from her children’s fathers. Presently, Laura is not married.
Laura Wasser has earned the moniker “Disso Queen,” courtesy of TMZ, referring to her expertise in marriage dissolution. In 2013, she authored the book “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself.”
Her contributions to the legal profession have been acknowledged with various accolades. She has been named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Power Lawyers three times and recognized as one of the California Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers and Southern California’s Top 50 Women Attorneys annually from 2012 to 2016.
In 2008, she received the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law’s Zephyr M. Ramsey Award, and in 2011, she was honored with the Century City Chamber of Commerce Women of Achievement award and the Brady Center Advocate Award. Laura Wasser continues to be a influential figure in both family law and celebrity legal representation.