Divorce supremo lawyer Lauren Wasser has landed her biggest client in Angelina Jolie and the media circus will only grow.
Her first major, headline-grabbing case involved Stevie Wonder, who was being sued by his ex-girlfriend for $30 million for allegedly giving her herpes.
TMZ report that she is to represent Jolie with the unholy trinity being blamed for the break as the kids, substance abuse and anger.
Our sources say, Angelina became “fed up” with Brad’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and mixed with what she believes is “an anger problem” … felt it became dangerous for the children, said TMZ.
The divorce looks like a bitter and public spat that will engage the tabloids for some time to come, including Pitt-camp claims that Jolie was irrationally jealous of Marion Cotillard (allegedly causing a scene on the set of Pitt and Cotillard’s forthcoming film Allied, according to media reports.
It will be a circus, no doubt.
Widely known as a celebrity divorce lawyer, or as Bloomberg called her last year: “Hollywood’s complete divorce solution,” Wasser is a partner at her family’s Los Angeles-based law firm Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles.
Her charge-out rate according to reports is $850 per hour, and she will typically require a $25,000 retainer. Her client roster normally includes representation of clients of $10 million-plus.
Wasser was always pressured to succeed.
She told Interview Magazine that have two lawyer parents created her destiny in the law – “I was actually conceived the night that my dad found out that he passed the bar exam, so they decided that my initials would be L.A.W.”
Her celebrity client list was recorded in Jezebel , mainly comprising younger celebrities, compared to her father, who has represented some of the older celebrity generation with names like Billie Jean King, Mia Farrow, Jennifer Lopez, Harrison Ford’s former wife Melissa Mathison, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood and others.
The “Brangelina” split will add to Wasser’s reputation as a divorce lawyer par excellence and further elevate her role in the legal ecosystem of star-pulling lawyers.