Todd M. Glassman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

Allen & Glassman, Chartered
150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-853-3000
Fax: 312-853-0309
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Todd M. Glassman had planned to follow in the career footsteps of his two role models – his parents, both successful school teachers. Instead, he chose a different way to help others: the law. He selected family law as the practice area that would best enable him to make a difference in people’s lives.

Todd, who was named a partner at Ladden & Allen, Chartered (now Allen & Glassman) in 2011, joined the firm in 2007 as an associate attorney. On April 1, 2018, he was promoted to a name partner, joining Gemma Allen, the firm’s founder, partner and principal owner. Allen & Glassman, Chartered provides professional, caring and accessible representation in the areas of marriage, divorce, mediation, financial settlements, and parenting matters.

Todd was named as a qualified Child Representative by the Cook County, Illinois Court System. Child Representatives, and/or Guardians Ad Litem (GAL), are attorneys appointed by the Court to represent a minor child in a domestic relations case. The Child Representative/GAL is the eyes and ears of the court as the minor child’s legal representative.

In 2014, Todd completed Mediation training at Northwestern University and was approved by the Circuit Court of Cook County to mediate financial and parenting disputes in the Domestic Relations Division. He averages at least 20 hours of pro bono legal service each year to low-income individuals who need assistance in family law matters.

Todd has been an active participant in the firm’s Better Beginnings, Fewer Endings Think Tanks (R) which for over 20 years have brought together judges, mental health practitioners, clergy, attorneys and other interdisciplinary professionals who are interested in recognizing and addressing serious family law related matters. Topics have included “intimate terrorism” in relationships, the law and psychology relevant to custody litigation and its effect on children, the strategy and costs of litigation, and the need for more resources for divorcing couples both inside and outside the courtroom.

In February 2013, Todd co-presented a Think Tank program called “The Downside of Social Media in Divorce.” In May 2014, he again co-presented a program on the same topic to the rookie class of a major Chicago sports team. Todd and Gemma Allen co-presented a similar seminar at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program to members of the Lake County Bar Association in March 2015. He and Gemma Allen co-authored an article on that topic in the Lake County Bar Association’s monthly magazine, The Docket, .

Todd has been a SuperLawyers® Rising Star for four years and an Emerging Lawyer for two years. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Will County Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association. He is involved in the Jewish United Fund, Between Friends, and Trusted Advisor Group.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014, 2016 - 2020

About Todd M. Glassman

Admitted: 2005, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://allenglassman.com/teams/todd-m-glassman/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author, “Social Media and Divorce,” The Docket, monthly magazine of the Lake County Bar Association (February 2015)

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Todd averages no less than 20 hours of pro bono legal service each year to low-income individuals who need assistance in family law matters.
  • Involved in Trusted Advisor Group
  • Supporter, Between Friends
  • Involved in the Jewish United Fund

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Lake County Bar Association
  • Presenter, “The Downside of Social Media,” a program presented to the rookie class of a major Chicago sports team (May 2014)
  • Selected a 2015 through 2018 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Will County Bar Association
  • Presenter, “The Downside of Social Media in Divorce,” Think Tank (February 2013)
  • Member, Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Co-Presenter, “The Pros and Cons of Using Social Media in Divorce,” hosted by the Lake County Bar Association (March 2015)
  • Co-Sponsor, “Crossing the Line: Potential Misuses of Consulting Experts in Family Law Cases,” a think tank co-presented with Forensic Forum (March 2015)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, B.S., 2002

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Todd completed mediation training at Northwestern University and was approved by the Circuit Court of Cook County to mediate financial and parenting disputes in the Domestic Relations Division. , 2014

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association
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Office Location for Todd M. Glassman

150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-853-3000

Fax: 312-853-0309

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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