Meet Kim Kardashian’s divorce attorney: ‘Disso queen’ Laura Wasser has represented A-listers including Angelina Jolie… and even ‘inspired’ a role in Marriage Story
Meet the powerhouse divorce attorney once again representing Kim Kardashian as she legally separates from Kanye West.
Laura’s work in marriage dissolutions has garnered her the famous nickname of ‘Disso Queen’, and rumor has it she was even the inspiration for Laura Dern’s role in Marriage Story.
‘Disso queen’: Laura Wasser has represented A-listers including Angelina Jolie in her divorce from Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Christina Aguilera, Heidi Klum, and even Stevie Wonder
Kim worked with Wasser during her divorce from her second husband Kris Humphries, and has hired her on once again as she separates from Kanye.
Laura has also represented Maria Shriver in her split from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ryan Reynolds, Gwen Stefani, Travis Barker, Denise Richards, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner as well as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, who used her as a mediator in their conscious uncoupling.
Wasser was also possibly the inspiration behind Laura Dern’s Oscar award-winning role in the film Marriage Story.
Asked if she believed Dern’s role was inspired by her, she told Vulture: ‘I don’t know. It’s very hard to see oneself that way, but because of the amount of people that have called and texted me about it, I can’t completely ignore that that may be the case.’
Joining forces: Kim worked with Wasser during her divorce from her second husband Kris Humphries, and has hired her on once again as she separates from Kanye
Wasser previously told DailyMailTV her advice to her high-profile clients is often to mediate rather than go to war in front of the paparazzi’s lenses.
‘If you are about to embark upon a divorce and you are a celebrity, think twice,’ she said, flashing her broad smile.
‘Do it in a really conscious way. Think about the lives you can affect. Think about the rest of your life and how you’re going to have to interact with this person.
‘Think about how you will be perceived if you come out swinging as opposed to coming out being kind and compassionate, and knowing that the person who you’re divorcing is somebody who you once loved very much.
Iconic: Wasser was reportedly the inspiration for Laura Dern’s lawyer role in Marriage Story
‘It’s emotionally expensive to go through a really ugly divorce. It does something to your insides. Your face starts getting squinched up,’ she added. ‘You’re not going to be as admired if you’re walking around being angry and toxic.’
The daughter of famed divorce attorney Dennis Wasser, the law is not only running through Laura’s blood, but is literally in her name.
Conceived the night her father passed the bar exam, Laura told DailyMail.com the initials of her full name spell out to ‘LAW.’
‘When the nine and a half months were up they decided to name me Laura Allison Wasser. So yes, my initials are L.A.W. I fought that for many, many years, but now I’ve just accepted it,’ she said.
‘My initials are L.A.W.’: The daughter of famed divorce attorney Dennis Wasser, the law is not only running through Laura’s blood, but is literally in her name (pictured in January 2020)