Life Lessons from Laura Wasser, Divorce Lawyer to the Stars

I just got back from Miami,” the Los Angeles attorney Laura

Wasser said the other day, as she led me into the offices of her firm, Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, in Century City.

Her long brown hair, worn girlishly loose down her back, twinkled

with several strands of tinsel, an adornment that, she explained, had been given to her by her goddaughter during her trip.

“All the kids are doing it,” Wasser said. “My friend was like, ‘Don’t you

have a photo shoot when you get back? Wow, you really don’t give a fuck!’ ”

Wasser, who is fifty-four, is one of the highest-profile divorce lawyers in the country.

She has represented some of the biggest celebrities of the past generation:

Britney Spears during her split with Kevin Federline,