There are lawyer weddings, and then there are … big lawyer weddings.
Baskir is the daughter of Washington’s reigning divorce doyenne, Marna Tucker. Her father is federal judge Lawrence Baskir, who attended Harvard Law. She has a law degree from Yale; Freedman’s is from Harvard.
While Baskir’s mother is one of the nation’s leading divorce lawyers, Freedman’s mother is Gladys Arak, a prominent psychiatrist in Baltimore. His father is Matthew Freedman, a professor of oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center.
So what does a famous divorce lawyer tell her child about how to have a successful marriage?
“I just told her,” says Tucker with a laugh, “to try to marry someone as close to what your father is as possible—and she did.”