ADMISSIONS

  • California

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 1995
  • B.A., Willamette University, Economics and English, with honors, 1993

Mikel A. Glavinovich has over 20 years of experience in insurance coverage and complex litigation. Her practice is focused on counseling insurers regarding coverage issues, as well as representing insurers in litigation. Ms. Glavinovich also handles appellate matters, and has appeared before the Bankruptcy Panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She began her legal career with Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft, and was a partner with Kaufman, Dolowich & Voluck in Los Angeles before joining Baute Crochetiere Hartley & Velkei.

Ms. Glavinovich has drafted guidelines for insurers to use in the course of settlement negotiations, as well as policy language for use by national insurance carriers. She is on the board of SHAWL Women’s House (an organization dedicated to Shaping Harbor Area Women’s Lives), and has provided pro bono counsel to the SSI Children’s Coalition, the Alliance for Children’s Rights, FREEPLAY (an organization dedicated to furthering the rights and welfare of Los Angeles dogs and their owners), and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Project. Ms. Glavinovich also continues to serve as an attorney proctor for the Redondo Beach Teen Court, and volunteers with Westside German Shepherd Rescue.

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • SHAWL Board Member
  • California Women’s Law Center
  • Redondo Union High School Teen Court, Attorney Proctor
  • Hon. Benjamin Aranda III Inn of Court
  • Christ Church Episcopal, Holiday Giving Chair
  • Anchorage Youth Court in Anchorage, Alaska – Founder

Awards

  • FREEPLAY Award for Pro Bono Contributions
  • University of Arizona, Moot Court, Honorable Mention
  • NAIA All-American, Swimming

Publications

  • “Tales from the Corporate Trail:  The California Supreme Court Clarifies Insurance Rules for Policy Assignment between Corporate Successors,” Mealey’s Litigation Report:  Insurance (March 11, 2003)
  • “International Suggestions for Improving Parental Leave in the United States,” 13 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 147 (1996) 
  • Ms. Glavinovich’s research has also been cited in the Harvard Journal on Law and Gender