Daniel H. Glasser

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
 | 437 Grant Street, Suite 501
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-471-9000
Fax: 412-471-9001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

A founding member of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, Daniel H. Glasser has negotiated and tried family law cases involving complex issues such as business valuation, tax and equitable distribution for more than two decades. Skilled at preparing difficult cases in short time spans, Dan is known for being a workout specialist on tough cases.

Dan focuses on cases that require business valuation and multiple experts. His accounting background enables him to read and interpret financial statements and tax returns easily. His ability to think on his feet and perform quick mental calculations gives him an edge in litigating complex cases. It also enables him to consult with clients early in the case and let them know what to expect, which path to follow and what goals they can expect to achieve. Dan has negotiated and litigated hundreds of custody matters and draws on that experience, as well as his personal experience raising his own children, to come to practical solutions in cases. He has briefed and argued numerous appeals in the state appellate courts. Dan also has experience as a business litigator and has dealt with a wide variety of issues in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals.

Dan has authored and co-authored various publications and seminar materials on domestic relations law (including tax aspects), ethics, evidence and tax law, and he has been a featured speaker at various seminars and continuing legal education programs including bar association seminars in Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Boston, Bermuda, Toronto, Tampa and Harrisburg. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1990, where he was a member of the Law Review, the Student Bar Association board and president of his graduating class. Additionally, as a member of the school’s appellate advocacy team, he was a five-state regional champion and a national finalist. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University in 1987.

Dan is admitted to practice law in all Pennsylvania State courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)

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Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2019

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About Daniel Glasser

Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.pollockbegg.com/team-danielglasser.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Grade Average A, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Named to the Best Lawyers in America lists for family law in 2019. , Best Lawyers in America 2019 lists for family law, 2019
  • Named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in 2018. , Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, 2018
  • Class Vice President, 2nd year, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Grade Point Average 3.44, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Selected for Inclusion, Best Lawyers in America, Naifeh and Smith, 2010 - Present 
  • Regional Champion/National Finalist, A.B.A. Appellate Moot Court Competition, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Student Bar Association (3 years), University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Beta Alpha Psi (Honorary Accounting Society), The Pennsylvania State University
  • Law Review, Invitation based on grades, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Class President, 3rd year, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Graduate School Council, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Council Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2004 - 2008
  • Program Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1997 - 2000
  • Member, Judicial Selection and Administration Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1995 -  2001
  • Court Rules Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1993 - 1996
  • Support Guidelines Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1994 - 1999
  • Litigation Section, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1990 - 1992
  • Litigation Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1990 - 1993
  • Litigation Section, American Bar Association, 1990 - 1992
  • Council Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1996 - 1999
  • Bench-Bar C.L.E. Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 1993 - 1998
  • Co-Chair, Support Guidelines Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1994 - 1998
  • Member, Family Law Section, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Young Lawyers' Section Activities Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1990 - 1993
  • Committee Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2000 - 2001
  • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2011
  • Council Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1999 - 2002
  • Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2004 - 2006
  • Chair, Program Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1998 - 2000
  • Member, Family Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Court Rules Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1999 - 2001
  • Program Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1999 - 2002
  • Barrister, Pittsburgh Chapter, American Matrimonial Inns Of Court, 1995 - 1998
  • Special Fee Determination Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2000 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Spontaneity Judge- Spontaneity Fun Day, Odyssey of the Mind, 2005
  • Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America
  • Volunteer, Pro Se Motions, NLSA Pro Bono PFA Attorney, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, 1993 - Present
  • Public Speaking, Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America
  • Baker Caper PTA Fundraiser, Upper ST. Clair school district volunteer, 2000 - 2005
  • Troop 366 Speaker re: Knowing Your Constitutional Rights, Boy Scouts of America, 2005
  • Football Boosters, USC Athletic Association, 2008 - 2009
  • Pack 661 Acting Cub Master, Boy Scouts of America, 2003 - 2005
  • Trained Judge, Odyssey of the Mind, 2005
  • Representative and Chair of South Hills Yom Ha'Azmaut Celebration, Temple Emanuel, 2003
  • Volunteer, Fundraising Booth, USC Community Day, Odyssey of the Mind, 2005
  • Past Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America
  • Law, Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America
  • Volunteer, Pro Se Motions Attorney, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, 1998 - Present
  • Troop 366 Trained Leader, Boy Scouts of America, 2006
  • Baseball Assistant Coach Pony League, USC Athletic Association, 2009
  • Pack 661 Assistant Den Leader, Boy Scouts of America, 2000 - 2002
  • Baseball Head Coach 7-8 Yr. Olds, USC Athletic Association, 2004
  • Adult Education Committee, Temple Emanuel, 2000 - 2002
  • Volunteer, Regional and State Competitions, Odyssey of the Mind, 2005
  • Citizenship in the Nation, Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America
  • Intra-mural softball, football, The Pennsylvania State University
  • American Business, Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America
  • "Survivor" Competition Co-M.C., Upper ST. Clair school district volunteer, 2005
  • Troop 366 Speaker re: Knowing Your Constitutional Rights, Boy Scouts of America, 2008
  • Baseball Assistant Coach 9-10 Yr. Olds, USC Athletic Association, 2005 - 2006
  • Pack 661 Committee Chair, Boy Scouts of America, 2002 - 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author of materials (ghost written for Robert A. King, Esquire), "Admissibility of Videotape Evidence and Computer Generated Animations", Evidence in Trial Practice in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute
  • Author of materials and featured speaker, Finding Hidden Cash, American Bar Association FLS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CA, 2001
  • Various Humorous Articles for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, including "Clarence the Ruthless Divorce Lawyer," "Lifestyles of a Famous Divorce Lawyer," "I had a Little Divorce," "Solomonic Resolution of a Custody Case," "Ark Building Fool," and "Moses Assessed Earning Capacity"
  • Guest Speaker on radio show to discuss divorce and investments, Money Talk (1360 AM), Pittsburgh, PA
  • Speaker and Co-Author of materials with Beth Mascetta, Tax aspects in Divorce: Special Problems, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting, Boston, MA, 2000
  • Speaker, NBI:  Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, 2013
  • Co-Authored with Stewart Barmen, Tax aspects in Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2000
  • Speaker, NBI:  Legal Ethics:  Hot Topics and Current Events, 2013
  • Section on "Marital Agreements" and featured Speaker, Litigating in Orphans' Court, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000
  • Contributor, PBI, PBI Press:  Custody Law and Practice in Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Co-Authored with Stewart Barmen, Third Party Creditors in Divorce, Two part series published in The Pennsylvania Law Weekly, November 1999
  • Panel Moderator, PBA:  Family Law Section, Winter Meeting: Experts, A to Z
  • Co-Course Planner and Co-Author of Materials with Other Panel Members, Divorce and Bankruptcy: Strange Bedfellows?, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Co-Presenter, Author, National Business Institute:  Dividing the Family Business in Divorce, 2012
  • Course Planner, Mediator, and Co-Author, QDROs: Basic and Intermediate Drafting and Implementation, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Valuation and Distribution of Employee Stock Options in Divorce, Buchanan Ingersoll White Papers Series
  • Closely Held Business Interests And Buy-Sell Agreements: Protecting Your Interest In Divorce, Buchanan Ingersoll White Papers Series
  • Speaker and co-author of materials with Brian Vertz, "Is It Income?: Determining Cash Flow in Support Cases," Family Law Section Summer Meeting, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1998
  • Speaker, Mediation Practice, American Matrimonial Inns of Court, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Co-Author with Stewart B. Barmen, "Tax Aspects of Equitable Distribution" and "Sample Agreement Provisions re: Taxes", How to Use the Tax Code to Facilitate Divorce Resolutions, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1998
  • Co-Author with Stewart B. Barmen and Chris F. Gillotti, "Third Party Practice and Witnesses", Family Law Section Winter Meeting, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1998
  • Advance Against Equitable Distribution: Protecting Your Client, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer
  • Business Valuation in Verse, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer
  • "Marital Agreements," Revised and updated previously authored materials, Litigating in Orphans Court, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Course Planner, Author of materials and featured speaker, Appellate Practice for Family Lawyers: Do You Really Know the Rules?, Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Author of materials, "Stock Options", Family Law Section Summer Meeting, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1997
  • Author of materials and featured speaker, "Tax Consequences of Support Orders", Update on the Support Guidelines, Pennsylvania Bar Institute,Pittsburgh, PA, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Author of materials and featured speaker, Divorce Law for Investment Advisors, for Bill Few Associates
  • Author of materials and featured speaker, Business Valuations: Choosing and Using Experts, American Matrimonial Inns of Court, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Author of materials, featured speaker, The Wedding is Off: Negotiating Prenuptial Agreements, Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Section Program Committee, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Speaker, Tax Law for the Family Practitioner, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009
  • Author of materials, featured speaker, "Tax Aspects Of the Marital Residence", Pennsylvania Bar association Family Law Section Semi-Annual Workshop, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Toronto, Ontario
  • Speaker, Discovery: Tips and Tactics for Successful Litigators, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
  • Co-Author of materials with Stewart B. Barmen, "Above the Guidelines: Representing Parties with Income of over $10,000 per month", Family Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Author of materials on property division and feature speaker, Successful Financial Settlements for your Divorce Clients, National Business Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006
  • Author of materials, featured speaker, In the Beginning, What Not to Do, American Matrimonial Inns of Court, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Speaker, Tax Issues in Equitable Distribution, Washington County Bar Association, Washington, PA
  • Co-Author of materials with various panel members (ghost written for Stewart B. Barmen), "Domestic Torts (Selected Issues)", Domestic Torts, American Matrimonial Inns of Court
  • Speaker, Tax Consequences in Divorce, Avoiding the Pitfalls, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Co-Author of materials with Stewart B. Barmen, "Ethics and Domestic Relations Law", Domestic Relations Practice: Hard Issues Faced Daily, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Author of materials on divorce, support, prenuptial agreements and special problems and featured speaker, Complex Issues for the Pennsylvania Divorce Practitioner, National Business Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Co-Author of materials with Stewart B. Barmen, "Tax Consequences of Equitable Distribution", Advanced Equitable Distribution, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Author of materials on tax treatment or maintenance of support, property division and retirements plans and featured speaker, Tax Aspects of Divorce in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Co-Author of materials with Stewart B. Barmen, "Tax Aspects of Property Transfers", Tax Traps in Divorce Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Guest Speaker on radio show to discuss protection of assets through prenuptial agreements and wealth succession planning, Money Talk (1360 AM), Pittsburgh, PA
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Landlord-Tenant Law, Informal Program for New Americans
  • Speaker, Tax Consequences in Divorce: Avoiding the Pitfalls, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Co-Author of materials with Mark D. Shepard, Assault on Tax Exempt Status of Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations
  • Speaker and Co-Author of the materials (reprint of previous materials), Hidden Income: Is Proving It Worth the Risk, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Winter Meeting), 2003

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Educational Background:

  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Accounting, 1987
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1990
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Office Location for Daniel H. Glasser

437 Grant Street
Suite 501
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-9000

Fax: 412-471-9001

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Last Updated: 4/16/2019

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