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William P. Glavin, IV

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in El Segundo, CA

Law Offices of William P. Glavin
841 Apollo St, Suite 450
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 310-882-0000
Fax: 310-322-2303
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Located in El Segundo, California, William P. Glavin is the principal attorney at the Law Offices of William P. Glavin. Certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California, he focuses his practice exclusively on that area of the law, providing representation to clients throughout the southern part of Los Angeles County.

In his matrimonial practice, Mr. Glavin assists clients who are contemplating or going through a divorce, and he accordingly provides advice and counsel on issues such as child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and complex asset and debt division. In addition to litigating these matters, he also has experience in helping his clients reach an accord through mediation. Mr. Glavin also helps people who are seeking enforcement or modifications of existing divorce orders, and the other family law matters that he has handled have included paternity disputes, grandparents' rights, and the obtaining of protective orders for clients who have been the victims of domestic violence.

A 1985 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in business and media communications, Mr. Glavin obtained his legal education at Pepperdine University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1988. After graduation, he worked for two prominent family law firms before establishing his own practice. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Glavin has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has had numerous articles on family law topics published, and he has appeared on local radio and television programs. Admitted to practice in California, he is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and other legal groups.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2022

About William P. Glavin, IV

First Admitted: 1988

Professional Webpage:


  • In re Marriage of Tong and Samson (2011) 197 Cal. App. 4th 23
  • McGinley v. Herman, (1996) 50 Cal.App.4th 936; 57 Cal.Rptr. 2d 921
  • In re Marriage of Ciprari (2019) 32 Cal. App. 5th 83

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, Riverside Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court Volunteer Mediation program
  • Legal Advisor, Grandparents as Parents
  • Member and Past-President, Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club


  • Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals, 2004
  • One of the Top Southern California Family Law “Super Lawyers”, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 2000-2001

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, 2000

Educational Background

  • North Central College in Chicago, Illinois, cum laude, Double Major: Business and Media Communications, 1985
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Office Location for William P. Glavin, IV

841 Apollo St
Suite 450
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: 310-882-0000

Fax: 310-322-2303

Last Updated: 8/24/2021

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