Martindale-Hubbell states their AV Peer Review rating “identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability and is a reflection of the lawyer’s expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.” The AV rating is the highest possible rating.
Voted by attorneys in Florida for recognition in Super Lawyers magazine in Plaintiff Personal Injury Law and Insurance Coverage Law. Less than 5% of Florida attorneys are chosen based upon voting by Florida attorneys for recognition in Super Lawyers magazine.
Voted by attorneys in Florida for recognition as a “Legal Elite” attorney in Civil Trial Law. Voted by peers in Florida as a member of the “Legal Elite” attorneys in Civil Trial Law. One of less than 150 attorneys throughout Florida’s almost 63,000 attorneys who received this recognition. Over 18,000 attorneys throughout Florida participated in the voting. Only one of only seven Florida attorneys representing consumers to receive this recognition, and originally the only one in the Orlando area to receive this recognition.
The Litigation Counsel of America is the trial bar honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of attorneys in the United States.
Membership is by invitation only from existing Fellows and through a vetting process by the Litigation Counsel of America. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.
Voted by peers as “Best of the Bar” in Insurance Law (the only plaintiff’s attorney to receive the recognition in Insurance Law), Orlando Business Journal, November, 2005 and in November, 2006
Voted by peers as “Best of the Bar” in Personal Injury and Insurance Law, Orlando Business Journal, November, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
University of Georgia, 1969-1973, graduated w/Honors A.B.J. degree, College of Journalism
Stetson College of Law, Sept. 1973-Jan.1976, graduated with Juris Doctor degree
College of Advocacy at Hastings College of Law/University of California (1979)
Trial Practice Institute of Nat’l College for Criminal Defense, Houston, Texas (1981)
University of Alabama in Birmingham, Special Studies (1981)
Office of the Public Defender of the 18th Judicial Circuit, June 1976-December 1976
Office of the Public Defender of the 9th Judicial Circuit, January 1977-January 1982
Juvenile Court Division Chief 1978, Felony Division Chief 1979-1982
Jacobs & Goodman, P.A., January 1982-May, 2015
Glenn Klausman, P.A., May, 2p015-present
Admitted to the Florida Bar in June, 1976
Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in July, 1979
Admitted to the Bar of the Federal Eleventh Circuit of United States, 1981
Admitted to the Bar of the Federal Middle District of Florida
Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association: Past-President 2014, President 2013, President-Elect 2012, Treasurer 2011, Secretary 2010, Board of Directors 2004- 2009, Judicial Liaison 2014-present.
Seminole County Bar Association: Board of Directors 1991-1993, Secretary 1993, President 1994-1995
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 1994-1997, Chairman 1997
Central Florida Legal Services Board of Directors 1996-1997
Only attorney representing consumers in Florida who was selected by the Consumer Advocate of the State of Florida to participate as a panel member with insurance industry representatives in the State of Florida’s Consumer Advocate’s round table workshop on auto insurance reform.
Participated with four citizens in a roundtable discussion with Governor Scott, Florida CFO Atwater, and Florida Consumer Advocate Westcott concerning auto insurance fraud and reform.
Florida Justice Association Journal, January/February, 2013, “PIP Misinterpreted”
Florida Justice Association Journal, May 2012, “Auto Insurance – Highlights of the 2012 No-Fault Law Changes”
Florida Justice Association Journal, November/December 2007, “The Current State of the Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law”
Voted by the Florida Justice Association Board of Directors and past presidents to be the 2008 recipient of the S. Victor Tipton Award, for superior achievement in legal writing in recognition of legal writing for the protection of the rights of Florida consumers and injured accident victims.
Recipient AFTL Legislative Leadership Award 2006
Recipient Florida Justice Association Legislative Leadership Award 2007
Recipient AFTL EAGLE Recruitment Champion Award 2006
Recipient AFTL Membership Recruitment Champion Award 2006
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Gold Eagle Recipient 2006
AFTL/Florida Justice Association member since 2002
Selected by invitation to become a Fellow of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers 2009
Elected to five person Executive Board of Florida Justice Association by Board of Directors and past presidents 2007-2008
Elected to five person Executive Board of AFTL by the Board of Directors and past presidents 2006-2007
Florida Justice Association Board of Directors 2011-2012. Elected by members to the Board of Directors for two year terms in 2007-2009, 2005-2007 and 2003-2005
AFTL/FJA Insurance Committee, 2001-present, with focus on motor vehicle insurance legislation. Drafted proposed motor vehicle insurance legislation in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and currently.
Co-Chairman AFTL Motor Vehicle Insurance Committee 2003, 2004
Vice Chair AFTL Motor Vehicle Insurance Committee 2005-present
AFTL/FJA Membership Committee 2003-2011
AFTL/FJA CLE Committee 2003-2010, Chairman 2008-2009
Spoke before House Health & Human Services Healthcare Access Committee on proposed changes to Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, April, 2011
Spoke before Senate Banking & Insurance Committee on proposed changes to Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, April, 2011
Spoke before House Banking & Insurance Committee on proposed changes to Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, March, 2011
Spoke before Florida Senate committee on the issue of the Medicare fee schedule for No-Fault benefits during the 2008 legislative session
Appeared and spoke before Florida Senate Banking & Insurance Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Florida House Insurance Committee, during the legislative session in 2006
Appeared and spoke before Florida House Insurance Committee as a panel member on the issue of No-Fault Insurance, at the request of Committee Chairman Representative Dennis Ross, in 2005
Appeared before the Florida Senate Banking & Insurance Committee in 2003 and Florida House Insurance Committee in 2004
Member of the Legislative Coalition of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and health care provider organizations on Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law.
Drafted and provided analysis to legislators on multiple statutory changes in Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law
Assn. of Trial Lawyers of America, now American Association for Justice 2001-2013
Central Florida Trial Attorneys Assn 1998-present, Board of Directors 1999-present
Seminole County Civil Trial Lawyers Association, 1997-present
Certified County Court Mediator 1993-2003
2002-2004 Chairperson, Orange County No-Fault Insurance Law Committee appointed by Judge Jeffery Arnold, chief county civil judge
Moderator, “Raising the Bar Seminar,” Central Florida Trial Lawyers, September, 2013.
Moderator/Speaker, “Raising the Bar Seminar,” Central Florida Trial Lawyers, September, 2012.
Moderator/Panel Member, “The 2012 New PIP Law Changes,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, March 23, 2012.
Speaker, “Medical Payments Coverage and Subrogation Issues,” Central Florida Trial Lawyers seminar, September 8, 2010.
Speaker, “Dealing With the Insurance Medical Examiner Physician in Low Impact Motor Vehicle Accident Cases,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, February 19, 2010.
Speaker, “New Issues Related To Motor Vehicle Medical Payments Coverage,” Florida Justice Association Motor Vehicle Law Seminar, October 21, 2009
Speaker, “Update on Collateral Source Set-Off in Motor Vehicle Cases,” 2008 Collateral Sources Seminar, Florida Justice Association, March 13, 2008.
Speaker, Seminole County Inns of Court, “Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law – Today and in the Future,” January 23, 2008
Speaker, International Whiplash Trauma Conference, “The Status of the No-Fault System in Florida and the Impact on Healthcare and Legal Systems,” October 26-27, Miami Beach, Florida
Moderator/Presenter, “2007 No-Fault Legislation Analysis,” Florida Justice Association, 10/10/07 Jacksonville, 10/11/07 Orlando
Presenter, “The Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law Sunset-What Next?” 8/16/2007, Florida Chiropractic Assn. National Convention
“Steps in Minimizing the Impact of the Insurance Medical Examiner Expert Testimony on the Issue of Permanency,” 2/23/07, Florida Justice Association 2007 Workhorse Seminar
Co-Chairman, AFTL Auto Negligence Seminar, July 2006
Moderator/Presenter AFTL annual convention 2006, “Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law caselaw and Legislative Update”
Chairman, “The Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law Wars-2006,” AFTL No-Fault Seminar May, 2006
Moderator, AFTL Workhorse Seminar, February 2006
Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law, Florida Chiropractic Assn., Annual Convention, August, 2005
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers 2005 Annual Convention: “2005 Insurance and Case Law Update”
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, “2005 Collateral Sources Seminar,” January 14, 2005
Current Issues in Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law, Florida Chiropractic Assn. Annual Convention, August, 2004
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers 2004 Annual Convention: “2004 Legislative & Insurance Case Law Update Seminar,” June, 2004
Moderator/presenter at The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers seminar: “Current Challenges in Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law,” 3/25/04 in Tampa and 3/26/04 in Ft. Lauderdale
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers 2003 Annual Convention: “2003 Legislative Changes & Update in Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law”
“2003 Legislative Changes to the Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Law,” Florida Chiropractic Assn, Annual Convention, August 2003