Thursday, April 17, 2008
Chapman, Glucksman & Dean Adds Partners, Changes Name
By a MetNews Staff Writer
California-based Chapman, Glucksman & Dean has made two attorneys in its Los Angeles office partners and changed its name to Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger.
In a statement released Tuesday, the firm announced that Glenn T. Barger and Craig A. Roeb had been made partners, and that the firm’s name had changed, effective March 1.
Partner Arthur J. Chapman told the MetNews that the firm had taken the action because of the “considerable” amount of time Barger and Roeb had spent with the firm and their significant contribution to its growth, and because the pair were both highly respected within the firm and in the business community.
Roeb has been a member of the firm for 20 years, while Barger has been a member for 18.
Barger said of the announcement that he was “proud to play a role in leading the firm forward,” and praised its other attorneys for their “exceptionally hard [work] for our clients.”
Born in Sacramento, he attended college at UC Davis and graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1991 before being admitted to the State Bar of California that year. He specializes in construction defect, environmental, toxic and hazardous substance litigation, commercial/business litigation, general negligence and complex, multi-party litigation.
Barger is a member of both the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel—where he is on the Board of Directors for Los Angeles County—and the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California, as well as the California Building Industry Association and the Speakers & Topics Committee for the annual West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar.
He has also been a profiled speaker and panelist at numerous industry and related seminars and presentations, in addition to writing feature articles in various publications, and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Roeb, a Los Angeles native, graduated from UCLA in 1984 with a degree in political science, and attended Loyola Law School, graduating in 1987.
Admitted to the State Bar that year, he is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute. He is also a pro bono judge pro tem of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Roeb has trial, appellate, arbitration, and mediation experience, and specializes in legal and accountant malpractice, business litigation, products liability and employment law. He also has experience litigating constitutional issues, and defending strategic lawsuits against public participation.
Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger was founded in 1985 as Chapman, Glucksman & Dean, and also has offices in Orange County, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. It describes itself as a a full-service law firm, with 34 attorneys represent corporations, small businesses and individuals.
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