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Fred Glassman


Fred Glassman

Frederick J. Glassman holds a bachelor of arts (BA) degree from the University of Iowa and a juris doctorate (JD) law degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Fred is one of the pioneers in the collaborative law movement starting in California and now existing throughout the United States. He was the President of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA) from 2007 to 2012 and of California Collaborative Practice (CPCAL), the statewide organization, from 2013 to 2014. Fred has authored national articles including "Advocacy Redefined" and "Don't Hate. Collaborate!". He taught courses for the UCLA Extension Department of Legal Programs on collaborative practice, mediation, and other methods of resolving disputes. He appeared on Time-Warner Public Television shows, and was a frequent speaker and panel member for the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals(IACP). Fred was an official registered observer on the National Law Commission drafting committee for the Uniform Collaborative Law Act.

He was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and Southern California's Best Lawyers from 2009 to 2017, and named "Lawyer of the Year" for collaborative law and mediation in Los Angeles County in 2014. Fred is a recipient of the prestigious Eureka Award for distinguished service given by the State of California Collaborative Association. He was named in U.S. News & World Report best law firms from 2014 to 2017. Fred is listed in Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with their highest AV-rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

His law career spans over fifty (50) years including representation of prominent musicians, athletes, authors, actors, business leaders, and other public figures.