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Donald H. Glasrud

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Don has recently joined Dowling Aaron as a member of the ADR and business litigation practice groups. Don brings to Dowling Aaron an extensive background in litigation/trial practice after 40 years as Litigation Department Chair of an AV rated Fresno firm. Don has tried over 70 jury trials to verdict, as well as several hundreds of bench trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings.

For the past 15 years, Don has also conducted an ADR practice emphasizing resolution of a wide range of disputes, including agribusiness, construction, employment, estates and trusts, and personal injury. He has completed over 400 mediations and approximately 80 arbitrations and referee assignments.

Don has over 50 hours of advanced mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law. Don has served as a member of the panel of neutral arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association since 1997 and has served as a judge pro tem for the Fresno County Superior Court, sitting as a settlement conference judge, as well as presiding over a seven-day jury trial.

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • 2007-2013 Selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer
  • 1996-2005 Member of Fresno County Consolidated Courts Rules Committee, by appointment of the Presiding Judge of the Fresno County Superior Court
  • 1996-2003 -Member of Board of Directors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Central California
  • 1995-2000 Chairman, Fresno County Bar/Court Liaison Committee
  • 1993-1996 Member of Board of Directors, Fresno County Bar Association
    *Red designation: AV PREEMINENT/Peer Rated for Highest Level of Processional Excellence/2016

Representative Publications and Presentations

  • 2006    Lecturer, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, presentation entitled “Why Would I Hire A Forensic Accountant – A Lawyer’s Perspective”
  • 1998    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Effective Use of Evidence, sponsored by San Joaquin College of Law
  • 1998    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Effective Use of Experts, sponsored by San Joaquin College of Law
  • 1998    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Deposition and Trial Examination of Expert Witnesses, sponsored by the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Central California
  • 1997    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Effective Use of Evidence, sponsored by San Joaquin College of Law
  • 1997    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Jury Selection and Effective Use of Experts, sponsored by San Joaquin College of Law
  • 1996    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Dealing with Unprofessional Litigation Tactics, sponsored by the Fresno County Bar Association
  • 1996    Panel Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Effective Use of Expert Evidence, sponsored by San Joaquin College of Law
  • 1996    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Effective Use of Non-expert Evidence, sponsored by San Joaquin College of Law
  • 1993    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Presentation of Damage Evidence, sponsored by the Fresno Chapter of the California Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1992    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Examination of Experts in Deposition and Trial, sponsored by the Fresno Chapter of the California Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1992    Panel member, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Federal Practice II, sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • 1991    Moderator, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Federal Practice I, sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • State Bar of California ( Member, Litigation Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section)
  • Federal Bar Association (San Joaquin Valley Chapter)
  • Fresno County Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1993-1996)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Central California (Member, Board of Directors, 1996-2003)

 

 

 

 

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability