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After enjoying success in debate and competitive speaking competitions at Chelsea High School, Brad Glazier decided he wanted to become a trial lawyer. He was awarded a college scholarship based on his success and was part of a team that won the National Forensics Association's National Championship Tournament each year he attended college.  In law school, Mr. Glazier excelled in moot court, which involves presenting oral arguments to a panel of judges.  After graduating from law school, he began a career that has focused on helping people who have been fired their jobs.

A practicing lawyer for more than 30 years, Brad Glazier has presented dozens of cases to judges, juries and arbitrators.  He is a frequent speaker at employment litigation seminars. He has made presentations for the Council on Education in Management, the Michigan Association for Justice and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), to name a few. 

Mr. Glazier's excellence as a trial lawyer has been recognized by his peers.  Since 2006, Mr. Glazier has been selected as a "Michigan Super Lawyer" and has been selected of one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialties of labor and employment law since 2007. Bradley Glazier has also been named Best Lawyers' 2015, 2017, and 2018 Grand Rapids Litigation - Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year."  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is so honored. In 2009, Mr. Glazier was seclected to to become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The preservation of the civil jury trial, "Justice by the People," is the primary purpose of ABOTA.  Membership is by invitation only and ABOTA only accepts members with substantial jury trial experience.

In 2017, Glazier was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). The ACTL is composed of preeminent members of the Trial Bar from the United States and Canada and is recognized as the leading trial lawyers organization in both countries. Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.   Glazier is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership in this prestigious organization is limited to trial lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.

In addition to representing clients as a trial lawyer, Mr. Glazier is also retained to resolve or help resolve disputes.  He serves as a case evaluator in disputes before the Kent County Circuit Court and was appointed as a referee by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Mr. Glazier serves as a mediator who assists in negotiating case settlements.  He is listed on the court-approved civil mediators roster for the Kent County Circuit Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Mr. Glazier has also served an arbitrator and was selected to be part of the national roster of neutral arbitrators maintained by the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Glazier has argued appeals of cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Michigan Court of Appeals. He has also been admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Mr. Glazier has also taught aspiring lawyers law office management at Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School as an Adjunct Professor. He maintains a blog entitled "You're Fired" about Michigan employment law.

Mr. Glazier is active in bar organizations.  In 2004, Mr. Glazier was elected President of the Western Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Glazier served on the executive council of the State Bar of Michigan's Labor and Employment Section.  He has served as a Trustee of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.  He is a member and past chairperson of the Labor and Employment Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. 

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  • Wonderful law firm

    Wonderful law firm . I highly recommend Bos & Glazier. Very professional service.
  • I would highly recommend without reservation

    “I've engaged Bradley Glazier on two occasions regarding employment contract services.  His counsel is measured, wise, of great value, and reflective of his insight toward swift and beneficial resolution.  Communication is proactive, he is always accessible, and his work lives up to his exception...
  • Tammy

    Thank you to everyone who helped on this case and thank you for believing in our daughter. She has struggled with many things in her life and your willingness to help her through this is very much appreciated! Tammy
  • Successful Arbitration Result in Non Compete Case

    Thank you for you for believing in us. Thank you for being so proactive and responsive in your communications. Thank you for not bleeding us in fees. Thank you for your summation of the facts and the law. Thank you for the successful outcome.
  • Efficient and Straight-Forward

    Dear Brad, I wanted to take the chance to give my thanks for all your help. It was a challenging time for me and your help made it much easier. I never expected to gain as much change to the agreement as you achieved, so many, many thanks for all your work. I have worked with many attorneys...
  • Fought for Me

    I felt like David taking on Goliath after being terminated for questionable reasons while on a FMLA leave by one of the largest employers in the world. I knew very little about the legal system or where to find an attorney to help me. I had already been turned down by other counsel. Brad Glazier ...
  • Sent Us Forward in the Right Direction

    Brad - You and the Bos & Glazier staff are totally awesome. I think everyday how lucky Nick and I have been to have you with us, and so grateful for everything you have done. You always eased the pain and sent us forward in the right direction through all the storms! Many, many thanks for you ...
  • Comfortable From the Start

    I want to send a brief note of appreciation as I was so thankful to have such competent handling of my severance and settlement. I felt very comfortable from our very first phone consultation and in person meeting. It put my mind at ease to have chosen your firm. Thank you, Laura M.
  • Couldn't Have Done It Without You

    I just want you to know we couldn't have done it without you. Not only are you unflappable, you're gracious, funny, and exceedingly methodical and logical in your approach to various circumstances. In other words ... you're an incredible attorney and a wonderful man. I'm confident encouraging me ...

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