21st Century Know-How.
The Next Generation – Christopher Glass
As time goes forward, the world is constantly changing. Society changes, technology changes, industry changes, and there always comes a time when the younger generation has to step up and take the bull by the horns. Now is Generation Y’s time, and after growing up alongside modern technology and the internet, they’re uniquely equipped to revolutionize anything they find themselves involved in; bringing clever new ideas and “outside the box” thinking, learned from people all over the world, to the table.
30 year-old attorney Christopher Glass is the newest member of the storied RGLZ team, having joined the firm in June of 2013. Son of RGLZ partner Michael Glass and third-generation legal practitioner, Chris grew up in a household where both parents were attorneys at the top of their respective fields, and has learned law as a way of life ever since he was a young child. Now he represents the next generation of RGLZ.
It’s no secret that Generation Y has a very different perspective on things compared to generations past. The world they grew up in is, in many ways, totally different from what their parents and grandparents experienced. Because of this, there’s a sort of shared trust between them; a sort of unspoken understanding. As Generation Y transitions into their thirties and on, they’re becoming our professionals, and they’re also finding that they need the services of professionals, such as attorneys. It’s for this reason that we’re proud to have Chris Glass here at RGLZ, helping to lead us on into the 21st century, and helping us better serve our clients, both young and old.
Chris helps bring this modern perspective to our firm, and he truly represents the shared knowledge obtained throughout the history of RGLZ. We place our collective hopes for the future of the firm in him, and we trust that he’ll have a long career upholding the professional values that RGLZ is known for.
“Honestly, even though I may be the next generation of this firm, and I respect the responsibility of upholding our traditions, I can’t let that affect the way I want to grow as an attorney. I can’t sit back and let myself rest on the firm’s reputation, or be complacent in any way.
I have a simple goal right now, and that’s to give the absolute best individual effort I can for my clients, all the time. I need to earn their respect and the respect of my peers through merit. I’ll establish my own reputation as one of the best; just like everyone else here did.”
Christopher Glass was born and raised locally in Suffolk County, Long Island. He graduated from West Islip High School in 2004 in the top 10% of his class, while being named All County athlete for Varsity Tennis three years in a row (2001-02; 02-03; 03-04). He attended college at the University of Richmond, where he studied philosophy, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 2007. In 2010 Chris was accepted to Brooklyn Law School on scholarship (Richardson Scholarship; Centennial Grant; Academic Achievement Scholarship). While completing his studies at Brooklyn Law, he worked at the Law Department as an intern, drafting decisions on a wide array of motions, and worked as an intern at the Special Narcotics Prosecutors office assisting in the prosecution of felony drug crimes. He also worked as an editor on the Journal of Law and Policy.
Christopher graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2012, and was admitted to the State Bar of New York in 2013. Since then he has been exclusively involved in the prosecution and litigation of various personal injury claims as an associate at RGLZ. Christopher handles a case load of approximately 60 to 70 cases which range from motor vehicle accident, labor law, slip/trip and fall, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice litigation. Since joining the firm he has secured multiple six figure settlements. Christopher is currently a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (2013 to Current), Suffolk County Bar Association (2013 to Current), New York State Bar Association (2013 to Current), and American Association for Justice (2013 to Current).