Lawrence is a recognized California expert in civil litigation, employment, wage-and-hour, and non-profit law. Trained in mediation and conflict resolution at Pepperdine Law School’s Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution and Phoenix Strategies, Mr. Glasner has mediated significant cases to win-win solutions for parties ranging from individuals to major international NGOs. As a private attorney, he mediated over 400 litigated cases to successful resolution representing plaintiffs and defendants in employment, personal injury, defamation, elder abuse, business, and other civil matters, including class actions.
Martindale-Hubbell, a certification signifying a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence, and ethics rated Lawrence AV Preeminent. He is a Northern and Southern California Super Lawyer, placing him in his field's top 5% of attorneys. He was also named a Los Angeles Magazine Top Lawyer in recognition of excellence and achievements by the legal community.
He is a member of the California Bar Association and an attorney licensed to practice in California. He was a leading California employment, tort, and business lawyer for over twenty-five years, litigating cases in State and Federal Court and advising non-profit clients.
Lawrence earned an M.B.A. in International Business from the University of Southern California, where he was a Rockwell International Fellow, and a Juris Doctorate from the Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a former U.S. Presidential Appointee in the United States Merit Systems Protection Board, where he served as Executive Assistant to the Chair, the Hon. Herbert E. Ellingwood.
He and his wife, Tamara, have been married since 1983 and have three daughters and two grandchildren. He studied percussion with the late Walter Rosenberger of the N.Y. Philharmonic, is an audiophile and music lover, and plays the piano, guitar, and drums. He speaks some French, German, and Japanese.