About Glass Mediations

Douglas A. Glass is a mediator in San Diego, California, and devotes his entire professional practice exclusively to mediations. Since becoming a full-time mediator in 2001, Doug has been selected as the mediator in over 4,000 cases establishing him as one of the most accomplished, experienced and popular mediators in California. He has a first-class reputation for hard work, thorough preparation, pinpoint case valuations, sincere and straightforward conversations, engaging the parties in a critical analysis of the factual and legal issues, being a positive and tireless leader helping the parties find creative solutions, not letting the parties quit, being tough on the problem, and inspiring the parties to determine and craft their own outcome to the dispute. In recognition of his dedication, methods and approach to mediation, Doug has received the following awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Mediation, San Diego
  • Daily Journal Top 50 Neutrals in California 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2020 – Mediation
  • San Diego Super Lawyers 2010-2011 – Mediation

Glass Mediations is located in the landmark Mr. A’s Building near Balboa Park and has panoramic views from Mexico to La Jolla. The private four room suite provides a neutral, comfortable, safe and confidential environment for the parties to explore settlement options, and the main conference room seats 15 people comfortably. We provide lunch from The Market Place and refreshments are in every room so that all participants can keep their energy level high in order to maintain focus on the issues at hand.

Between 1982 and 2001, Doug was a civil trial attorney with an emphasis on real estate, personal injury, and construction defect litigation. He primarily represented plaintiffs, but developed an expertise in defending home inspectors and, as a result, did a significant amount of insurance defense work for construction and design professionals. Doug tried over 100 cases during his career and continues to be AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In 1997, Doug was honored by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego with an Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award. In 2001, he was recognized by the California Real Estate Inspection Association as one of the twenty-five most influential individuals in the twenty-five year history of CREIA.

As for his personal mediation philosophy, Doug offers the following insight:

“Albert Einstein observed that in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. In our world that is filled with many challenges and difficult economic times, a peaceful resolution is hard to imagine, let alone achieve. No matter how dark or discouraging things seem to be or actually are, I believe we must raise our sights and see possibilities for successful and peaceful resolution of conflict, for they are surely there. As you know, it doesn’t come easily, but I pledge to you that I will work hard for you and your clients with a full and focused effort to achieve creative, sensible solutions. If you want to maximize your opportunities for successful resolution of your challenging disputes, please give me a call. Good results come from hard work and I am ready to go to work for you!”