John Jerry Glas is the Chair of the Civil Litigation Department. He has tried more than 70 jury trials to verdict, and serves as lead national trial counsel for the worldwide leading manufacturer of conducted electrical weapons.
Jerry represents national insurance and excess insurance companies, trucking companies, grocery and restaurant chains, and law enforcement agencies when faced with pending litigation. Over the last 18 years with the Deutsch Kerrigan, Jerry has successfully handled a number of matters involving police liability, product liability, and serious traumatic brain injury and class action lawsuits.
He has been admitted pro hac vice to handle cases around the country, including California, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, and Virginia. He recently authored “Feeding Lions During Closing Argument,” Chapter 19 in the ABA’s 2015 peer-reviewed textbook: From The Trenches: Trial Tips From 21 of the Nation’s Top Trial Lawyers.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Jerry 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.