Attorney Profile

Glazer, William J.

WILLIAM J. GLAZER received his B.A. in history and theater arts from U.C.L.A. in 1972. After graduating with honors from Loyola University School of Law in 1975, Mr. Glazer went to work as a Deputy Attorney General for four years handling all types of civil liability and condemnation matters for the State of California, its agencies and employees. He was a member of two Attorney General Task Forces regarding tort reform and governmental liability, both of which proposed and implemented legislation. He subsequently took a position with an insurance company as senior trial counsel where he handled all manner of large exposure cases. It was there that Mr. Glazer first became involved in the development of a program specifically aimed at the deterrence of fraudulent claims.

Mr. Glazer joined a larger, well-known west side defense firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1985. He was one of the two senior partners in charge of the casualty coverage and litigation unit. He handled myriad insurance and defense matters, including first and third party coverage, auto and trucking cases, declaratory relief actions, suspect and fraudulent claims (property and casualty), multiparty, serious injury and high exposure cases, premises liability and products liability from inception through trial and appeal.

Mr. Glazer subsequently opted to work in a smaller firm environment and specialized in product liability and toxic tort defense with two firms before reuniting with Mr. Weinstein, with whom he attended law school and served in the Attorney General’s Office, at Veatch Carlson.

Mr. Glazer is a member of the California state and federal bars and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980. He currently serves as a Special Master for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, is a member of the Defense Research Institute (serving on the Product Liability Committee), the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and a former member of the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section. He lives in Calabasas with his wife, Rea, and has two grown children.