Daniel Scott Glaser - #172056
Current Status: Disbarred
This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Glaser Law Firm
14547 Hamlin St
Van Nuys, CA 91411
|Phone Number:||(818) 989-8222|
|Fax Number:||(818) 989-1013|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of California Santa Barbara; CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|2/2/2015||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|4/11/2009||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|7/1/2008||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|10/7/2006||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|12/1/1994||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|7/19/2015||14-C-261||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
|10/7/2006||05-O-00982||Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.
July 19, 2015
DANIEL SCOTT GLASER [#172056], 46, of Van Nuys, was disbarred July 19, 2015 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court.Glaser’s discipline stems from his conviction for criminal contempt. In July 2006, while in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings, Glaser transferred a security interest in his Lincoln Navigator to his father without the bankruptcy court’s approval. Learning of his actions, the attorney for the bankruptcy trustee began an adversary proceeding against Glaser’s father. Glaser and his father, whom he represented, failed to respond to discovery requests, requests to meet and confer and motions to compel and did not pay the sanctions that resulted. Their default was entered and additional sanctions imposed. Though Glaser repeatedly said he was going to satisfy the claims, he did not. He also did not show up for a hearing, resulting in the trustee filing a motion asserting that Glaser and his father were in criminal contempt and urging their case be referred to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Glaser entered into a stipulation to pay $12,260 to the trustee, but failed to pay any of the money by deadline.Though Glaser later paid $11,000 of what he owed, he failed to pay the remaining $1,260, which ultimately led to his August 2013 conviction for criminal contempt. In mitigation, he cooperated with the State Bar and provided some evidence of his good character.Glaser had two prior records of discipline. In 2006, he was suspended for five acts of misconduct: failing to comply with court orders or report sanctions and committing acts of moral turpitude by making misrepresentations to a court and to opposing counsel. In 2009, he was suspended for failing to comply with the conditions of his probation resulting from the 2006 suspension.
April 11, 2009
DANIEL SCOTT GLASER [#172056], 40, of Pasadena was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on two years of probation with a 90-day actual suspension and until he makes restitution, and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20. If the actual suspension exceeds two years, he must prove his rehabilitation. The order took effect April 11, 2009.Glaser failed to comply with probation conditions attached to a 2006 suspension. He did not file five quarterly probation reports and filed one late, and he failed to make restitution payments to the Client Security Fund or an individual, as ordered. In the underlying matter, Glaser stipulated to five acts of misconduct: he failed to comply with court orders or report sanctions and he committed acts of moral turpitude by making misrepresentations to a court and to opposing counsel.In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation and submitted letters attesting to his good character, although the court gave the letters little weight.
October 7, 2006
DANIEL SCOTT GLASER [#172056], 38, of Pasadena was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years of probation with an actual 30-day suspension and was ordered to take the MPRE within one year and pay restitution. The order took effect Oct. 7, 2006.Glaser stipulated to five counts of misconduct in three client matters.In a medical malpractice case in which he represented the plaintiff, Glaser admitted that he misrepresented to the court and to opposing counsel that he had retained an expert when he had not. He also sought a continuance of the trial, purportedly because of the expert’s unavailability. His actions constituted moral turpitude.Although Glaser had contacted the medical expert, he never formally retained him and the doctor says he told Glaser he would not be an expert for him. When Glaser never produced the expert for deposition, the parties eventually agreed that in the absence of an expert, Glaser’s client could not prevail. Judgment was entered for the defendants.In a second medical malpractice action, the defendant moved for sum-mary judgment, but Glaser did not oppose the motion and instead asked for more time on the grounds he had miscalendared the due date for opposition. The court found inexcusable neglect on Glaser’s part and sanctioned him $1,000, ordered him to pay $1,000 to the State Bar Client Security Fund and $850 in sanctions to the defendant.Glaser failed to report the sanctions to the bar.The court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment and issued an order to show cause for Glaser’s failure to pay the sanctions. Glaser finally paid the sanctions to the court almost two months late and never made a payment to the Client Security Fund.The defendant waived sanctions owed him.Glaser stipulated that he violated a court order and failed to report sanctions to the bar.In the third matter, he filed a civil action but did not file a mandatory settlement conference statement or a trial management conference report. He did not appear at a trial management conference, sending another lawyer instead, but the court found there was no good reason for his non-appearance and ordered Glaser to show cause why the case should not be dismissed.He appeared at the hearing, where the court sanctioned him $1,500 and imposed attorney costs of $2,890 payable to opposing counsel. Glaser did not pay the attorney costs.He stipulated that he did not report the sanctions to the bar and that he disobeyed a court order.In mitigation, Glaser was the sole associate at his law firm and contends he was under tremendous stress due to the number of cases he handled, his wife divorced him, his brother-in-law died and he had medical problems. He has no discipline record in 11 years of practice.