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.
He has tried over 100 civil and criminal trials to jury verdict, and has handled numerous appellate matters before the California Supreme Court and federal appellate courts for the Ninth Circuit en banc, the Fifth Circuit, and the Tenth Circuit. Anthony is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Anthony's early career as a government prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles set the foundation for his private practice emphasis in prosecuting high-profile lawsuits against media defendants and others. Highlights of Anthony's achievements as a plaintiff's lawyer include the following:
Disparagement, Name Misappropriation, and Other Claims
Anthony scored a major product disparagement victory for pharmaceutical giant Allergan; he was able to have the book "Dying To Be Young: From Botox To Botulism" recalled. The book was removed from bookstores and then edited to delete any critical reference to Botox.
In the area of name, likeness, and performance misappropriation, Anthony won a claim for Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes against Sandals Resorts in connection with its misappropriation of their Academy Award winning performance of "The Time Of My Life" from the film "Dirty Dancing."
Anthony also has defended media and high-profile media personalities such as Hugh Hefner against defamation claims in select circumstances.
Throughout his career, Anthony has received recognition for professional excellence by Southern California Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and “The Best Lawyers in America.” Anthony earned his J.D. at UC Berkeley School of Law, and as an undergraduate at University of Southern California, he played in the College World Series.
Author: “Judges oppose federal anti-SLAPP,” Los Angeles Daily Journal; June 11, 2013
Author: “Calif. High Court Ruling: Good News for Defamation Plaintiff,” The Recorder; June 3, 2019