Richard K. Glauser

Managing Partner - Salt Lake City, UT

Richard K. Glauser is the Managing Partner in the Salt Lake City office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability and Professional Liability Practices. 

Mr. Glauser has more than 35 years of civil trial work experience focusing on personal injury defense, property and casualty claims, coverage disputes, products liability, trucking law, SIU cases, professional liability, construction defects and fires. He has experience in defending professional liability cases including defending realtors, architects and engineers through all levels of litigation. He has handled numerous jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a recommended insurance attorney by A.M. Best. He has repeatedly been named as one of top lawyers in Utah by Utah Business as selected by his peers. He has been awarded Excellence in Practice by Super Lawyers. He was named one of the top 100 litigation lawyers in Utah by The American Society of Legal Advocates. He was named to Lawyers of Distinction recognizing Excellence in Insurance Law. In 2020 he was awarded the annual Legacy Award from the Utah Defense Lawyers Association for excellence in career contributions to the legal community


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Utah
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Utah



U.S. District Court, District of Utah


  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association (UDLA)
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Trial Lawyers Association

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2021—2024
  • 2020 Legacy Award, Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Named by peers to the Utah Legal Elite sponsored by Utah Business Magazine
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015 Top 100 Lawyers
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers 2014


University of Utah

Juris Doctor, 1984

University of Utah

Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude

Representative Matters

  • S.S. v. State of Utah, 972 P.2d 439 (Utah 1 998)
  • Middlestadt v. Industrial Comm'n, 852 1012(Ct. App. 1993)
  • Gourdin v. Sharon's Cultural Educ. Recreational Ass'n., 845 P.2d 242 (Utah 1992)
  • Klatt v. Thomas, 788 P.2d 510 (Utah 1990)
  • Thurgood v. Thurgood, 728 P.2d 995 (Utah 1986)
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