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Mr. Glucksman is a partner of Chapman, Glucksman, Dean & Roeb which has offices throughout California.  An AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell, he also has been named a California “Super Lawyer” for over fifteen years.  He is well known in the business and construction community, including his representation of builders, developers, general contractors and business clients in complex multi-party actions including business, construction, environmental, commercial, public works and catastrophic events litigation.

Mr. Glucksman attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history. He earned his juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School.

Mr. Glucksman is admitted to the State Bar of California, U.S. Supreme Court, United States District Court and Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.  He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles County Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Section and Business & Corporations Law Section), the Orange County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Bar Association (Tort & Insurance Law Section and Environmental, Energy and Resources Section), Legal Action Committees for the California Building Industry Association, and Association of General Contractors of California, California Construction Forum, the Environmental Forum and the ABA Toxic Torts and Environmental Litigation Committee, and a Fellow of the Construction Workers’ Society of America.

Mr. Glucksman served as the National Co-Chair and featured speaker and panelist at various seminars including: AEI-Brookings Construction Seminar, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Seminar, CPCU Society Annual “All Industry Day” (San Francisco), DRI’s Construction Litigation (Las Vegas), IMN Construction Seminar (New York), IRMI (Chicago) Construction Risk Seminar, Lorman California Mold Conference, MC2 Consultants Construction Seminar (Colorado), and West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar, various chapters of the California Society of CPA’s and Area discussion groups, Actuary Leadership Forum at California State University, Fullerton, Center for Insurance Services, American Law Institute (“ALI”) Continuing Legal Education’s Building Green & LEED Certified: Negotiation, Drafting and Execution Strategies webcast.

Mr. Glucksman has authored many articles which have been featured and has been quoted in publications, including The Los Angeles Daily Journal, California Real Estate Journal, Builder and Developer Magazine, ABA’s The Construction Lawyer, The Southern California Builder, California Real Estate Journal, Arbitration Update: An Overview of Recent California Appellate Decisions, published by the California Lawyer, AmWins, The Edge including Green Building, OSHA, Arbitration Law As We Move, The Shared Economy (“Share, But Be Aware! Growing Up With The Sharing Economy”), The New EPA Underground Storage Tank Regulations: A Compliance Primer. Benefits and Challenges of Using Controlled Insurance Programs in Construction Projects. (The Edge- AmWINS Group, January, 2020). Most recently, Mr. Glucksman co-authored Construction Claims’ Winter 2020 cover article, Rebuilding the West, Construction Considerations After The Smoke Clears.

Among other honors, in 2016 Mr. Glucksman received The Legends of an Era Award presented at West Coast Casualty’s 23rd Annual Construction seminar. It recognizes those in the construction community who have contributed, advocated, and influenced others for the betterment of the construction community.

Recent activities include:

In March 2020, Mr. Glucksman was a featured speaker at the 6th Annual California Construction Law Seminar and spoke on Modular Construction.

In May 2019, Mr. Glucksman was a featured speaker and on the panel: “Why Are Cases So Hard to Settle and What Can We Do to Fix it. West Coast Casualty, Anaheim, CA.

In 2018, he was honored to be chosen by the West Coast Casualty Services community to receive West Coast’s Silver Star Award as best developer’s attorney. Richard was also chosen to be recognized in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

In June 2018, Mr. Glucksman was a featured speaker and moderator on the panel: Green Building and Construction Defect Claims as Perrin’s First Western Region Construction Defect & Trial Conference in Las Vegas. In November 2018, he moderated a panel at Perrin’s National Construction Defect Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

In 2017, Mr. Glucksman was a featured speaker at the Association of General Construction (AGC) of California’s Annual Conference where he presented on Leadership and Development: Green and LEED Building. He also was a featured speaker at ExecuSummit’s Construction Conference in Connecticut where he presented on a panel – Design Professionals: Liability Issues and Designing the Best Strategy for Resolution.

Mr. Glucksman has trial, arbitration and mediation experience.

Richard Gluksman | Best Lawyer 2020

Super Lawyer


Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Law
Construction Law/Real Estate
Environmental Law / Toxic Tort Litigation
Professional Liability
Public Entities


University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1974
Loyola Law School, J.D., 1978

Bar Information

American Bar Association (Construction Forum, Tort & Insurance Law Section and Environment, Energy and Resources Section)
Los Angeles County Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Section and Business & Corporations Law Section)
Orange County Bar Association
The Bar Association of San Francisco

Professional Affiliations

ABA Construction Forum
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Builder Industry Association
Defense Research Institute
Environmental Forum

Contact Info

Telephone: 310.207.7722
Facsimile: 310.207.6550
Email: rglucksman@cgdrlaw.com