Michael J. Glidden, Esq.
Managing member for the New York office of Alhasoon, Glidden & Glidden, LLC
Michael is the managing member for the New York office of Alhasoon, Glidden & Glidden, LLC and is Of Counsel for the Colorado office. Prior to joining Alhasoon, Glidden & Glidden, LLC., Michael was the managing partner of Myerowitz, Jeffrey & Glidden and his main practice area was in defense litigation and family law. Michael worked for a large defense firm with over 400 attorneys handling general liability claims and insurance defense matters before opening Myerowitz, Jeffrey & Glidden in 2008. Prior to attending law school, Michael was in law enforcement and retired in 1997 as a sergeant in charge of the Special Investigation Unit. Michael also worked as a detective with respect to crimes against persons, as well as undercover narcotics investigations.
Why I became an attorney:
“People often ask why I became a lawyer. Was it for the money? The answer to that is no. The hours we work and the time devoted to a client’s case, does not equate to significant monetary gains. Was it because of the prestige? The answer to that is also no. Being a lawyer is not about prestige, it’s about service. Most people tend to forget that we work for a client, and not the other way around. If you are my client, I work for you. It’s your objective (the purpose of the legal matter), not mine. As a lawyer we have no dog in the fight. We represent people who cannot resolve their legal issues on their own. That is where my calling comes in. A lawyer’s job is too objectively, and legally defends or prosecutes the client’s legal position. It is my job, through strategy, to find a reasonable solution that sets to rest you legal problem. Sometimes it’s with negotiations and sometimes the cause winds itself through the courts for a Judge to decide. But every step and stage of that representation I am there to counsel my client and advance their position. I believe that it is an honor to champion my client’s causes. To look at the clients legal issues that causes them grief, pain and or discord. It is that service, or calling that I find to be the noble part of this profession. The satisfaction comes when you have helped your client and a resolution is obtained which outs to rest the client’s issues. That’s the importance of being a lawyer. Not the money or the prestige or the self-sacrificing. It’s the humble approach to resolving a client’s personal and sometimes tormenting issues that makes a lawyer a lawyer. So when I am asked why did you become a lawyer, my response is, it’s a calling to gallantly step forward to represent those who’s legal needs I place before me. To make a difference in my clients life and to serve my clients with the upmost respect and diligent work.”
-Michael J. Glidden, Esq.