John Jerry Glas is the Vice-Chair of the Civil Litigation Department. He has tried more than 70 jury trials to verdict, and recently authored the chapter on closing arguments in the ABA’s 2015 trial tactics book: “From the Trenches: Strategies And Tips From 21 Of The Nation’s Top Trial Lawyers.”
Jerry currently serves as lead national trial counsel for the worldwide leading manufacturer of conducted electrical weapons. He also represents national insurance and excess insurance companies, trucking companies, grocery chains, restaurant chains, and law enforcement agencies. He has been admitted pro hac vice to handle cases around the country, including California, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, and Virginia.
Jerry was born and raised in New Orleans, and taught religion at Jesuit High School before attending law school. Jerry joined the firm in 1999 after serving as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Parish of Orleans, and enjoys teaching trial practice as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University College of Law. Jerry is married and has two wonderful daughters.