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360 N. Bedford Drive, Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Telephone: (310) 278-5100

Fax: (310) 271-6041

Anthony Michael Glassman

Phone: (310) 278-5100

Anthony Michael Glassman focuses his practice in the areas of First Amendment rights, media law, product disparagement, publicity and privacy rights, crisis management, and white collar criminal defense.

Mr. Glassman began his career as a government prosecutor in the Los Angeles United States Attorney’s office. Mr. Glassman has tried over 100 civil and criminal trials to jury verdict including over 30 as an Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Glassman also handled numerous appellate matters, both civil and criminal, before the California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit en banc, the Fifth Circuit and the Tenth Circuit.

Mr. Glassman has successfully defended  numerous high-profile lawsuits against media defendants, including: the tabloid Midnight/Globe in connection with Judith Exner’s claim she was defamed by the article JFK Love Girl Was Mafia Spy; Playboy founder Hugh Hefner for making statements at a press conference regarding the personal life of the sister of slain Playmate Dorothy Straton; Playboy in connection with a misappropriation of photograph claim by actress Kelley LeBrock; and, Globe in connection with a defamation claim by actor Glen Ford’s companion.

As a plaintiff’s lawyer he obtained close to $10 million in jury verdicts against The New York Times on behalf of the then-largest shareholder of Santa Barbara Savings and Loan. He also obtained a $500,000 settlement on behalf of Al Shugart, founder of Seagate Technology, against the Consumer Attorneys of California. He successfully sued Larry Flynt and Hustler for invasion of privacy. In 2010, Mr. Glassman obtained a major Ninth Circuit decision in favor of his client Reverend Frederick K.C. Price, founder of the Crenshaw Christian Center, in a defamation action against ABC News and its reporter John Stossel. In February 2016, Mr. Glassman was trial co-counsel representing Los Angeles real estate investor Brad Cohen and helped obtain a $38 million jury award in Las Vegas federal court against a former tenant who defamed Mr. Cohen on the internet.”


  • University of Southern California
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Achievements and Honors:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2010, 2012-2017
  • AV Peer Related by Martindale Hubbell
  • “The Best Lawyers in America” by Naifeh & Smith
  • Mr. Glassman was a varsity baseball letterman for Rod Dedeaux’s USC Trojans and played in the College World Series.