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Bryan David Glass

Education Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 27 years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 27 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bryan

Learn Bryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Education
    extensive experience representing New York State and City schoolteachers and other pedagogues

  2. Employment and labor
    extensive federal and state and administrative tribunal practice

  3. Sexual harassment

  4. Administrative law

  5. Appeals

  6. Arbitration

  7. Civil rights
    First Amendment and employment law, false arrest

  8. Constitutional
    First Amendment retaliation

  9. Discrimination

  10. Libel and slander

  11. Litigation
    federal and state in NY and NJ

  12. Mediation

  13. State, local, and municipal law

  14. Wrongful termination

  15. Other

Bryan D. Glass, Partner, has practiced for a number of years in labor and employment, municipal, civil rights, and education law in both the public and private sectors. He has a wealth of litigation experience in federal and state courts, as well as before arbitrators and administrative agencies. Mr. Glass has specific expertise in civil service law and disciplinary defense on behalf of teachers and other public sector employees, as well as with Article 75 and 78 proceedings and appeals and unemployment administrative hearings. 

Mr. Glass has extensive public sector experience, beginning his career clerking for a state appellate judge in Philadelphia, PA, and then for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City. He then practiced for several years in the general litigation division (now labor and employment division) of the City of New York's Office of Corporation Counsel, where he represented the City's agencies, hospitals, and schools in all forms of labor and employment litigation.  Following the Office of Corporation Counsel, Mr. Glass practiced for several years counseling educators and health care providers throughout New York State as counsel to the New York State United Teachers Union (NYSUT) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) in employee discipline and other human resource matters. There, he developed broad labor arbitration and collective bargaining experience and argued before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, successfully defending several reported cases to dismissal through summary judgment, trial, and/or appeal. He also won exonerations for several teachers in Section 3020-a disciplinary proceedings. He also has experience in the private sector, having worked for several large and small labor and employment law firms on both the union and management sides.  Since starting his own firm in 2009, several of Mr. Glass's litigated cases have been reported in the media, including cases on cutting edge social media issues (facebook, fortnite) as well as sexual harassment and other harassment of teachers in the public schools.  His parents are both former NYC public school teachers, and since starting his firm 10 years ago, he has counseled and/or represented hundreds of teachers and other public and private sector employees. 

Mr. Glass earned his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he won several labor awards and served both on the Moot Court Board and as an Executive Editor on the Comparative Labor Law Journal. He serves as a public arbitrator on the FINRA Dispute Resolution panel, the Part 137 attorney-client fee disputes panel, as a small claims arbitrator, and is affiliated with Cornell University's Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. Mr. Glass is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the Southern and Eastern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, and before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.


Glass & Hogrogian LLP
85 Broad Street
18th Floor, @ WeWork
New York, NY, 10004

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Posted by Christine | October 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Settlement made with Bryan on my case !
Bryan is a great attorney, he listens and actually cares about his clients. I was very comfortable with hiring Bryan as my attorney, his professional skills and attitude towards resolving my case paid off. I would highly recommend Bryan.
Posted by Paddy | June 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Article 78 Victory
Bravo! Bryan won my Article 78 Hearing against the bottom feeders of the NYCDOE in New York State Supreme Court! Hands down a most affable, calm, methodical and professional attorney! Highly recommended to me by the UFT Bronx Representative for High Schools,Me. John Monteforte. I strongly suggest any teacher, paraprofessional and School aide retain his services. He and his partner Jordan availed themselves to me on multiple occasions. Simply the best! Semper Fi!
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Posted by Maria Mendonca | November 14, 2018
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Bilingual School Psychologist
I consulted with Mr. Glass about my medical accommodations that were not being provided. He was very kind, caring and competent and he was successful in resolving this matter in a short period! I highly recommend Mr. Glass because he has all the qualities that takes for being a great lawyer. Definitively he is the teacher lowyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
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Won my article 78 case with Bryan Glass
I won my case with Bryan's help last April against the DOE. I won tenure and had my rating reversed. Unfortunately the DOE appealed the verdict. Hopefully we will win at the appeal.
Posted by an early childhood teacher | April 8, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
A Calm and Masterful Attorney for Teachers
Mr. Bryan Glass is a really decent guy and a masterful attorney around labor relations law, especially for teachers. He helped me negotiate a settlement from my former employer that left me tremendously satisfied where I could move on with confidence and zero resentment. Mr. Glass’ best quality is not only being intelligent, but knowing exactly how much fire to add to the negotiating table. During a consultation, he really listened to me and got an accurate assessment of my work environment. I learned to completely trust him as he demonstrated repeatedly that the key to getting what we wanted was keeping the tone and the conversations among the parties amicable. In my situation, all of his tactics move my case along quickly. He did this while at the same time keeping me informed of each and every step along the way, reassuring me that we would add more pressure when necessary. His strategy helped me to feel calm during the most uncertain time of my career. Beyond winning me a nice severance package, Mr. Glass showed himself to be truly caring of educators and our line of work. He directed me towards key resources that would allow me to get back on my feet and to strengthen my future job perspectives. I would unequivocally hire Mr. Glass to represent you for any and all issues around your employment. After my experience, I will definitely retain Mr. Glass infinitely, so that during my next job and throughout my career reviews, I can have someone advocating on my behalf. Mr. Glass is clearly knowledgeable about the law in the education field. ---an early childhood teacher from a private school
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Posted by Lydia | February 16, 2015
Article 78
I was terminated from the DOE by a vindictive principal. Since I'm non-tenured, I was concerned that I had no legal recourse. I presented my case to Bryan and he helped me file an Article 78 appeal in NYS Civil Court. Thanks to Bryan's level-headedness, clarity, and knowledge of the teachers' contract, ed. law, and labor law I was able to negotiate a fair settlement with the DOE. Thank you Bryan!
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Posted by AndaElena | February 16, 2015
I was somewhat skeptical when I first read about him, but after working with him for a few months, I can definitely say he is very helpful. I just wish I contacted and retained him from the very beginning of my problems with my employer. I would recommend Brian Glass without reticence to anyone looking to save their jobs and not pay ridiculous amounts of money for a lawyer. He is knowledgeable, honest and available. What else could anyone ant from a lawyer?
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Posted by Peter | February 16, 2015
Best employment Lawyer around
-down to earth -very affordable -genuinely nice guy -very competent in regards to NYCDOE -Glad I found Mr. Glass for representation
Posted by Francesco | February 16, 2015
Big federal case
Bryan Glass has been my lawyer for almost three years. His fees are fair and his knowledge is great. Through him I was able to obtain over 10,000 pages of discovery items including investigative notes and emails my employer never thought I'd see. My case had grown stronger through the evidence and depositions obtained.
Posted by Vivian Zafar | April 16, 2013
A Teacher Lawyer Rescuer - A Superb Lawyer
I was illegally terminated from a job with the N.Y. City Dept. of Education. I consulted with a numerous amount of attorneys and was told there was nothing I could do. After a few years down the road, Bryan helped a teacher that I know. Thinking that this was hopeless, I met with Bryan and he has given me some hope, although it may be a long shot. He walked me through and helped me with the paperwork. He kept my fees to a minimal amount, as we are taking a chance of this going through due to the time that has passed. I am going to court and will be given an opportunity to proclaim my innocence. At least there's some kind of opportunity available, rather than nothing. Win or lose, I can be complete about this situation.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate General Counsel
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • New York City Law Department
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1996 - 1997


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Cornell University
  • B.S.
  • 1992


  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Comparative Labor Law Journal
  • Trade Union Growth and Decline
  • 1995

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Education Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is imperative that I be able to help my clients achieve their goals. To that extent, I need to have relationships with specialized lawyers in various practice areas. Bryan is my go-to attorney for education law and labor and unemployment issues."
Education Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bryan is the education law guru. He is extremely creative and knowledgeable, and able to come up with solutions where others cannot."

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New York Education Lawyer Bryan David Glass
Bryan David Glass
Education Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 28 years