John Jerry Glas is the Chair of the Civil Litigation Department at Deutsch Kerrigan and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has tried 114 civil or criminal trials, including 76 jury trials and 38 judge trials.
Jerry has been admitted pro hac vice in 11 different states and had success on both sides of the aisle. In 2021, as lead trial counsel for the plaintiff (Lindale Pipeline, LLC), Jerry obtained a $26 million verdict in Houston. In 2012, as lead trial counsel for the defendant (TASER International, Inc.), Jerry obtained a zero verdict in St. Louis, which was listed by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of that year’s “Largest Defense Verdicts.”
Jerry has authored three peer-reviewed book chapters for the American Bar Association’s popular “From The Trenches” series on trial strategy. He is also a frequent presenter, having lectured locally and nationally on jury selection, trial strategy, expert witnesses, traumatic brain injury cases, life care plans, and qualified immunity.
Jerry enjoys teaching law school students. He has taught a full-credit Trial Practice class as an adjunct professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (2009-2014). He has lectured annually on the challenges of civil and criminal discovery as part of the Intersession faculty for Tulane University School of Law (2012-Present). He has also served on the teaching faculty for L.S.U. Law School’s Trial Advocacy 3-Day Boot Camp (2018-Present).
Jerry was born and raised in New Orleans. Before attending law school, Jerry earned an M.A. in philosophy and taught religion at his alma mater, Jesuit High School. Before joining the firm in 1999, Jerry served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Parish of Orleans. Jerry has been married for 23 years. He has two wonderful daughters and one spoiled Schnauzer.