Frederick J. Glassman, J.D. (Retired)
Fred is the immediate past-President of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), the countywide umbrella organization for collaborative law practitioners and served as President of Collaborative Practice California (CPCal), the statewide collaborative organization, in 2013.
Fred has authored local and national articles, including “Advocacy Redefined,” a primer for Collaborative Practice; “A Way to Resolve with Respect: Exploring the Benefits and Opportunities of Collaborative Family Law in California,” “Understanding Collaborative Family Law;” and “The State of Collaborative Law: Past, Present, and Future” for Thomson-Reuters. Fred has taught courses for the UCLA Extension Department of Legal Programs on Collaborative Practice and mediation. He is a frequent speaker and panel member for the American Bar Association Family Law and Dispute Resolution Sections as well as for CPCal and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) annual forums. Fred has appeared on Time Warner Cable television shows devoted to educating the public about Collaborative Practice.
Fred was an official registered observer for the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on The Uniform Collaborative Law Act. Fred served on the Board of Directors for the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC) and is a board member of CPCal. He is a recipient of the CPCal Eureka Award for Distinguished Service.
Fred Glassman was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America ® and Southern California’s Best Lawyers from 2009-2014 as the exclusive lawyer for collaborative family law. Fred has been named the Best Lawyer’s 2014 Los Angeles Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year.” He is listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with their highest AV-rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
Fred’s vision includes not only spreading the good word throughout the Southern California community for collaborative practice as a sensible, sensitive and safe process option for families experiencing marital discord, but to also secure Collaborative Practice’s place in the mainstream. He remains dedicated and disciplined to assure the public that consensual resolution of their differences will enhance their future lives as well as preserve the integrity of relationships with their children.