Jerry Glas has tried more than 70 jury trials to verdict and recently authored the chapter on closing argument in the American Bar Association’s 2015 trail tactics book “From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation’s Top Trial Lawyers.”
Glas 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 received awards from Super Lawyers in civil litigation, Best Lawyers® in America for personal injury litigation, Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Federal Bar Association’s Camille Gravel Public Service Award and the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award.
Glas was born and raised in New Orleans and taught religion at Jesuit High School before attending law school. He joined the firm in 1999 after serving as a senior assistant district attorney for Orleans Parish and teaches trial practice as an adjunct professor at Loyola University College of Law. He received his juris doctorate from Louisiana State University, his master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto and his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross.