Jason M. Glass



A 2002 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Mr. Glass  entered the West Virginia University College of Law immediately thereafter and graduated in 2005 with a Juris Doctorate degree.

He began working with La Neve Law Offices in 2004 as a law clerk during his third year of law school.  Mr. Glass actively participated in the handling of all of the firm’s criminal cases, while maintaining a focus on representing individuals charged with driving under the influence (DUI).   He regularly handled almost all DMV administrative hearings and appeals from administrative cases for clients of La Neve Law Offices.

Mr. Glass has completed extensive training in the area of drunk driving defense.  He has been a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) since he began practicing in 2005.  Currently there are only five attorneys in the entire state that are members of NCDD.  Other memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the West Virginia Bar Association, and he is a founding member of the West Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers Association.

Shortly after being admitted to the practice of law, Mr. Glass was trained as a practitioner in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s) and holds a certificate of successful completion of the NHTSA/IACP course curriculum in that field.  This is the same training that every officer in the state of West Virginia must go through at the State Police Academy.  Mr. Glass is also one of only two attorneys in the entire state to be a trained Intoximeter EC/IR II breath test operator.

Mr. Glass has attended the Summer Session, focused on development of trial skills, conducted annually by the NCDD on the grounds of Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He has also attended many other national NCDD sponsored and accredited conferences, including multiple trips to the annual Mastering Scientific Evidence seminar.  Mr. Glass makes it a point to attend at least two of these events every year.

With ongoing improvements in analytical technology, many criminal cases, especially DUI cases, are now impacted by scientific evidence such as DNA, fingerprinting, breath tests, and blood tests.  Thanks to his background in biology and his continuing education, Mr. Glass is able to understand the intricacies of this complex area of the law.

Mr. Glass has successfully represented hundreds of clients, obtaining winning outcomes in many cases, through pretrial motions, plea negotiations, and trial. Mr. Glass also has extensive experience in appellate work, including DMV appeals and various writs.  Mr. Glass has also appeared in front of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

In the Fall of 2011, Mr. Glass opened his own office, The Glass Defense Firm, which focuses soley on criminal defense in West Virginia, with an emphasis in DUI defense.  Jason Glass and the Glass Defense Firm is the clear choice for criminal defense in West Virginia.

Fees: Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Glass Defense FirmP.O. Box 4388
Clarksburg, WV, 26301-3857

Office (304) 551-0762
Fax (304) 931-4785

License
State Status Acquired Updated
WV Authorized to practice law 2005 07/13/2016

Awards
Award name Grantor Date granted
2015 Rising Star in West Virginia DUI Defense Super Lawyers Magazine 2015
AV Preeminent Rating Matindale-Hubbell 2015
2014 Rising Star in West Virginia DUI Defense Super Lawyers Magazine 2014
DWI Means Defending With Ingenuity NACDL/NCDD 2013
NHTSA/IACP Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DRE) Platt and Associates 2013
Advanced DUI Seminar Gradute Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2013
2012 Rising Star in West Virginia DUI Defense Super Lawyers Magazine 2012
Advanced DUI Seminar Graduate Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2012
Mastering Scientific Evidence Graduate National College for DUI Defense, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2009
Advanced DUI Seminar Graduate Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2009
Graduate- NCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law School National College for DUI Defense 2008
Mastering Scientific Evidence Graduate National College for DUI Defense, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2007
DUI Litigation: Practices and Procedures Graduate Lorman Education 2007
NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Test Certification NHTSA 2005

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Owner Glass Defense Firm 2011 – Present
Senior Associate La Neve Law Offices 2004 – 2011

Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
West Virginia University College of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2005
West Virginia University Biology BA – Bachelor of Arts 2002

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
Mountaineer Boy’s State Role of the Defense Attorney 2013
Advanced DUI Seminar Trial Skills Instructor- Cross Examination/Voir Dire 2013
OACDL Advanced DUI Seminar Trial Skills Instructor 2012
OACDL Advanced DUI Seminar DUI Trial Tactics (Break-out Group) 2012
West Virginia Magistrate’s Training Mock Trial 2009

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