Mediator ~ Arbitrator
Now a full time neutral, Ms. Glucksman brings to the table over twenty years experience as a neutral while actively practicing law for almost forty years. During that time she participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations as a neutral or party representative primarily in the areas of employment, family and business matters. Ms. Glucksman is noted for her caring and compassionate demeanor which encourages people to be open and trust her in mediations. Her insight and sense of humor have defused many seeming impasses. She is tenacious, creative with solutions and will exhaust all avenues for settlement, confident that the vast majority of cases settle in mediation and that the parties are more likely to adhere to a mediated agreement than one imposed on them by a Court.
As an arbitrator, Ms. Glucksman is known for being fair and applying the law to the evidence in each case. Having represented both employers and employees in employment cases and plaintiffs and defendants in other civil cases means she can see both sides of an issue without preconceived bias. She will let lawyers try their cases but will not hesitate to ask a clarifying question if she thinks a party is trying to confuse the arbitrator(s) or obfuscate the facts. She is experienced as a sole arbitrator and as chair of a triparte panel.
Ms. Glucksman keeps up with the law and best practices attending more than twice the required continuing legal education courses each year. She is also a published author and speaker at numerous continuing education seminars. Ms. Glucksman has received the highest rating, AV®Preeminent™, in Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating, 10, by peer and client reviewed Avvo.com and has been in Georgia Super Lawyers® every year since 2008, first in the employment area and, since 2013 in the Dispute Resolution catagory. She brings the same qualities to her dispute resolution work that she exhibited representing clients.
Areas of Practice
Discrimination, Age Discrimination, Disability (ADA) Discrimination Race, Color and National Origin Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights, Family and Medical Leave Act, Employment Contracts, Covenants Not to Compete, Severance Agreements and Releases, Employee Handbooks, State Law Employment Torts, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour, Executive Compensation Agreements .
Divorce, Contempt, Modification Actions, Support Actions, Adoptions, Name Changes, Guardianship, Paternity matters, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements.
Incorporation, General Business Litigation, Contracts, Buy-Sell Agreements, Purchase and Sale of Ongoing Business, Employment Contracts, Franchises, Business Dissolution, Theft of Trade Secrets .
Personal Injury, Contracts, Probate and Will controversies.
Author: Arbitrator's Subpoena Power In Federal Sector Labor Relations; Federal Service Labor Relations Review Volume 5 No. 2 - Spring 1983
Author: 10 Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make Which Could Lead to Liability for Discrimination; Publisher SEAK 2005.
Author: 10 Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make With Employment Laws In General, Publisher SEAK 2005.
Advisory Board: “Employment Evidence" by Gene Hollander James Publishing Company; 2003.
Author of Numerous Papers for Continuing Legal Education Seminars in conjunction with speaking engagements
National Employment Lawyers Association - Winning in Arbitration - Tips From An Arbitrator (June 2015)
Society of Professional Engineers, Georgia Chapter - What the New Non- Compete law Means to Engineers. (2011)
Partnership Against Domestic Violence & Society of Human Resources Professionals - Domestic Violence in the Workplace (April 2010)
Society of Professional Engineers, Georgia Chapter - Employment Law for Engineers (February, 2009).
Young Onset Parkinson’s Association, Employment Law for People with Parkinson’s Disease, (August 2008)
American Arbitration Association, Atlanta Regional Office - Effective Employment Conflict Management - Legal Basis for Employment ADR
W. J. Usery Center for the Workplace - National Alliance Training Program in Georgia - Disability Discrimination - (April 2000)
National Education Association Annual Conference 2000 - Using Alternative Dispute Resolution to Resolve Discrimination Issues - (April 2000) Usery Center for the Workplace at Georgia State University Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution: ADR in Employment (1999)
Frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars
Ms. Glucksman is registered by the State of Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution in the areas of arbitration, mediation and early neutral evaluation. She is admitted to practice law in Georgia (1976) and Florida (1977), before the 5th, 11th and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Leadership, Membership and Community Involvement
Atlanta Bar Association, Board of Directors of the Dispute Resolution Section, Member of the Labor and Employment Section, the Family Law Section and the Litigation Sections.
Dekalb Bar Association, Member of the Family Law Section
Georgia Bar Association Member of the Dispute Resolution Section, Labor and Employment Law Section, and Family Law Section
Old Warhorse Lawyers Club
Sisters - in - Law
Past President, Spina Bifida Association of Georgia,
Former Legal Advisor and Board Member, Spina Bifida Association of Georgia
Former Member Board of Directors, Spina Bifida Association of America, Past Chairperson of Personnel, Legislation and By-Laws Committees, Founding Member of the Adult Network. Coordinated mail, lobbying efforts and testified before the U.S. Congress concerning the disproportionate effect of the Windfall Profits Tax on Gasoline on people with Disabilities.
Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association
Former Secretary of the Virginia-Highland Civic Fund responsible for creating the John Howell park in Virginia Highland section of Atlanta
Georgia Coalition for High Risk Insurance (Prior to the Affordable Care Act)
Personal involvement in the lobbying effort to pass and implement a medical high risk insurance pool in Georgia; involved in activities to provide access to medical insurance for non-indigent Georgians and has appeared at numerous forums designed to assess insurance needs and formulate solutions for people with little or no medical insurance.
Member of a search committees to find a new religious leader for a congregation.
Member of Toastmasters International, Competent Communicator designation
Emory University School of Law J.D. 1976
Skidmore College BA with Honors 1973
Phi Beta Kappa