Dennis Wasser’s Daughter Represents Angelina Jolie in Split with Brad Pitt

LOS ANGELES, CA Sept. 20 (TLC News) – The daughter of longtime Ten Leaders inductee Dennis Wasser is representing Angelina Jolie in her split from Brad Pitt, according to documents.

The senior Wasser was inducted into the Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law of Greater Los Angeles in 2008.

Laura Wasser is today a partner at the firm her father founded, with fellow Ten Leaders inductee Bruce Cooperman. The younger Wasser has established a strong practice representing Hollywood celebrities in divorce.

The Ten Leaders Cooperative, founded in 2002, has profiled more than 1,000 experienced and accomplished divorce lawyers nationwide. Those profiles are widely regarded as the highest quality long-term search-result links for experienced professionals today.

Ten Leaders Cooperative Upholds Ban on Anonymous Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 31 (TLC News) – The Ten Leaders Cooperative, America’s original promotional cooperative for experienced and qualified professionals, reiterated that it has no plans to allow anonymous posts and other unsourced feedback about members on the 7,500 web pages it publishes, according to Stephen Clark, the cooperative’s director.

“We established our policy of no anonymous posts on member pages in 2005,” said Clark.  “We reviewed that policy over the past six months. Despite the explosion of social media and sites allowing anonymous reviews of professionals in recent years, our board decided to retain our current practice of confidentially forwarding email feedback to our members.”

Added Clark, “We’re not interested in free-for-alls” in which anonymous posters try to destroy a professional’s reputation with no risks or consequence to themselves. “Too many anonymous posts nowadays originate from competitors seeking to undermine a rival, from unrealistic clients hanging out their laundry – or from third-party sites consciously trying  to blackmail professionals into doing business with them.”

The Ten Leaders Cooperative was founded by Newbridge Media LLC in 2002 in Fort Lee, NJ. It is headquartered today in Reston, VA.  Today it has more than 5,000 members who are experienced professionals in medicine, the law and finance.

Northern Virginia’s New Generation of Divorce Lawyers

FAIRFAX, VA (TLC News) –She was a lioness of the Virginia divorce bar, for decades both a fearless litigator and distinctive personality. She practiced in Northern Virginia for 60 years. So when she died of a stroke in late September at age 88 – she never retired — Betty A. Thompson left more than simply a void in the profession. “In a way it feels like the end of an era – a long era,” said David Masterman, a Northern Virginia divorce lawyer who for years opposed Thompson. “And I think we’re starting a new one.” In fact, the Northern Virginia divorce-law community – approaching 200 lawyers, by many estimates — has seen a cascade of change in recent years: Since 2008 prominent older lawyers have retired or scaled back their practices. One-time protégés have launched their own firms. And, with surging economic and population growth in the region, caseloads and court dockets have continued to soar. Divorce flings have more than doubled in Virginia’s four northern counties since 1985, to at least 4,000 divorces annually. And by all accounts the profession has grown even more competitive.