Glenn T. Barger, Esq.

Mediator  •    Special Master

Glenn T. Barger, Esq. is one of California’s most well-regarded litigation attorneys, including serving as lead counsel at multiple long cause, complex trials and has handled countless bodily injury, professional liability and construction matters which were ultimately settled throughout California. Mr. Barger was admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States District Court, and the California Supreme Court in 1991. He then began as an associate and ultimately became a Partner at Chapman Glucksman Dean Roeb & Barger, one of California’s premier full-service law firms.

Throughout his accomplished career, Mr. Barger has handled numerous high-value, multi-party litigation matters worth upwards of seven and eight figures. He has experience with both state and federal court matters, including bankruptcy issues. In addition to his construction expertise, Mr. Barger has extensive experience in catastrophic injury and products liability, business and commercial litigation, real estate, environmental law, professional liability, public and governmental entities, and transportation law. 

Mr. Barger is an active member of the community and is involved in several legal and professional organizations in Los Angeles. He is a past President of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and served on the LACBA Litigation Executive Committee. Mr. Barger is also an avid proponent of promoting civility and ethics in the courtroom and is highly respected by attorneys on both sides of the bar. He helped create the CAALA/ASCDC/LA-ABOTA Annual Joint Litigation Conference and worked with leaders of the Los Angeles Superior Court, CAALA and ABOTA to develop and implement the current successful Mandatory Settlement Conference program in the Personal Injury courts.

Mr. Barger has extensive trial, arbitration, and mediation experience, which he draws upon to assist parties in designing pragmatic and creative resolutions. He is consistently ranked a Super Lawyer, has received various prestigious designations and has the distinction of achieving the highest rating of “AV-Preeminent” by the prominent national lawyer rating organization Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Construction Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation
  • Transportation Law
  • Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Public & Governmental Entities
  • Complex Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant/Warranty of Habitability
  • Subrogation


  • California Supreme Court, 1991
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1991
  • State Bar of California, 1991
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • University of California, Davis, B.A. in Economics, 1988


  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Past President
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California, Member
  • California Defense Counsel, Executive Board
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Executive Committee, Past Member
  • West Coast Casualty, Speakers & Topics Committee


Mr. Barger’s publications include: “A White Report For General Contractors On Apartment Conversion Issues”; “The Impact of Disappearing Carriers on Construction Defect Litigation”, The Construction Lawyer; “Additional Insured Endorsements: Their Vital Importance in Construction Defect Litigation”, The Construction Lawyer; “Additional Insured Endorsement Issues Which Are Currently Impacting Construction Defect Litigation”; “Managing Construction Defect Cases”, The Construction Lawyer; “Tight Building Syndrome – In The Defense Of HVAC Contractors”, HVAC Products News; “In Defense Of Tight Building Syndrome, For The Defense, Joint Defense Agreements”, Verdict Magazine. He has also been published on Mold and Environmental Bodily Litigation topics, the Crawford decision, SB 800 (Right to Repair Statutes), pre-trial motions, and indemnity issues in various publications.


Mr. Barger has been a profiled speaker and panelist at numerous industry-related events, including: HB Litigation Conference (2009); Lorman’s California Mold Bodily Injury and Construction Conference (2002, 2003); MC2 Consultants Seminar (2007, 2008); Mealey’s Construction Conferences (2002, 2004, 2005); West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminars (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015); Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s Annual Seminar (2004, 2009, 2013); Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and Construction Defect Claims Managers’ CD Seminar (2005-2013); California Building Industry Association Annual Meeting (2004); CLM Conference on Mediation (2012); CAALA Las Vegas on General Damages (2016); Perrin Conference Florida (2016, 2017) and CAALA/ASCDC/LA-ABOTA Joint Litigation Conference (2016, 2017, 2018).