After 27 years of service with Rehwald Glasner and Chaleff, Lawrence Glasner has retired from the firm. Larry was one of Southern California’s leading advocates protecting the civil rights of victims of employment discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, slavery and human trafficking, whistleblowers, and the rights of professionals and working people.
He attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and completed his B.S.magna cum laude at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned an M.B.A. from University of Southern California where he was a Rockwell International Fellow, and J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1989.
Lawrence sought justice for his clients to “level the playing field” against employers, often with vastly superior resources. For example, he won a $2.3 million settlement for unpaid overtime claims against Downey Savings, and litigated a similar $15 million settlement against a major national retail chain. In another case, he represented a finance manager in his religious and race discrimination claim against a large car dealership chain and won a $750,000 settlement. He won a $500,000 settlement in a human trafficking case following a successful verdict in a rigorous two-week jury trial.
Mr. Glasner served in the second Reagan White House in Washington, D.C. as the Executive Assistant to Herbert E. Ellingwood, Chairman of the United States Merit Systems Protection Board. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Coalition Against Slavery and Human Trafficking, and has been a guest lecturer on topics ranging from Employment Discrimination to Civil Remedies in Slavery and Human Trafficking cases.
Lawrence appeared as special counsel and observer at a Neo-Nazi Hate Crime trial in Cologne, Germany, addressing the German media and assisting the victim and his family. Larry has been married for over 30 years to his beautiful wife Tamara, and has three daughters. He is an avid musician and music lover, and studied percussion with Walter Rosenberger, formerly with the New York Philharmonic. He speaks a bit of French, German and Japanese. He is now living in Northern California and enjoying time with his family and engaging in other pursuits.