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David J. Glass is a uniquely qualified family law and probate litigator who holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology in addition to his law degree.  Glass has practiced Family Law and Probate exclusively for over 17 years, and is a Certified Family Law Specialist (State Bar of CA, Board of Legal Specialization).  His experience as a former therapist and evaluator, in addition to his accomplishments as an attorney, make him an especially talented family law practitioner.  Glass serves as the Chair of the Firm's Family Law Department.


In child custody cases, the psychological issues often overshadow the legal issues.  Glass has a unique abiilty to understand and address both types of concerns.  Although concentrating on child custody and relocation litigation, as wel; as Conservatorships and Guardianships, Glass handles the full range of family law and probate matters, including divorce, dissolution, division of property, child and spousal support, child custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements, will and trust contests, & probate.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 20%
  5. Probate: 20%



Hourly ($550/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Enenstein Ribakoff LaVina & Pham

12121 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA, 90025


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2016
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2015
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2014
Certified Family Law SpecialistState Bar of CA - Board of Legal Specialization2014
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2013
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2012
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2009
Super Lawyer Rising Star - Cover StoryLos Angeles Magazine2007
Super Lawyer Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderEnenstein Ribakoff LaVina & Pham, APC2014 - Present
Family Law and Probate AttorneyFMBK LLP2012 - 2014
PrinicipalGLASS FAMILY LAW2005 - 2012
AssociateLaw Offices of Alexandra Leichter2004 - 2005
AssociateKolodny & Anteau2003 - 2004
AssociateSchnader Harrison Segal & Lewis1997 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Los Angeles County Psychological AssociationMember and Associate Editor2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MacKinley v. MesserschmidtWin: Case remanded with instructions not to include stock options as "income" unless exercised
Shecter v. ShecterWin: case remanded with proposed new ruling
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practicing Therapeutic JurisprudenceA Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Preventive Law Approach to Family Law2003
2000 Supplement to Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimonyco-editor of Volume2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drexel UniversityClinical PsychologyPhD - Doctorate1997
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of PennsylvaniaPsychologyBA1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLE PresentationsRecognizing Mental Illness and Personality DIsorders2015
MCLE PresentationsRecognizing Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders2014
Brown-Bag CLE LunchDealing wtih Difficult Clients2013
4th Annual Fatherhood ConferenceProtecting Your Custody/Visitation Rights2013
Law and Mental Health Professionals (CE)Update on Legal/Professional Issues2012