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Wasser, Cooperman & Carter [By Charisse Dengler] You can’t say the name “Wasser, Cooperman & Carter” without envisioning images of Hollywood’s most glamorous and highly publicized couples. The firm, which was founded in 1984, is located in Los Angeles and specializes in family law, divorce, custody, marital property settlements, support, and jurisdictional family law. Some of the 10-member firm’s high-profile clients include members of the band Korn, Jennifer Lopez, and Tom Cruise.


The 10 attorneys who make up the firm are

high-profile practice with plenty of non-high-

Dennis M. Wasser, Bruce E. Cooperman,

profile cases, as well. Born in Brooklyn, NY,

Susan K. Carter, Laura Landesman, John

Wasser received his J.D. from the University

University of Southern California

A. Foley, Laura Allison Wasser, Melanie D.

of Southern California in 1967. During his

Mandles, Samantha Klein, Jay A. Polstein,

career, in addition to practicing law, Wasser

Michael Brourman, Phyllis J. Bersch, and Amy

has written numerous essays, articles, and

Los Angeles County Bar Association

L. Rice.

even a book on the topic of family law.

The three named partners of the firm are

Cooperman, a Los Angeles native, earned his

University of San Fernando Valley College of

Dennis M. Wasser, Bruce E. Cooperman, and

law degree from the University of California


Susan K. Carter.

at Los Angeles in 1977. He is a member of

Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif. In Wasser, who started practicing family law in

addition, Cooperman has written countless

1970, has become quite a well-known attorney

articles on the subject of family law, lending

when it comes to representing celebrity

advice gathered from years of experience to

clientele. Among the divorce settlements

the masses.

he has been a part of are those of Clint

Eastwood, Jane Fonda, James Cameron,

Carter, who is originally from Baltimore, MD,

and Steven Spielberg. In fact, it’s been

earned her J.D. from the University of San

rumored that whenever a celebrity couple

Fernando Valley College of Law in 1978. She

starts discussing the topic of divorce, each

is currently a member of the Beverly Hills Bar

party tries to get to Wasser before the other

Association and the Los Angeles County Bar

does. However, Wasser balances out his



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