The San Diego Daily Transcript announced that Michael J. Gleason, partner-in-charge of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP San Diego office, has been named as a Top 50 Influential Leader in the San Diego business community for 2019. Individuals are selected for this honor who have demonstrated leadership in key industries driving the local economy, including law, real estate, construction, development, finance and the private sector.
“Hahn Loeser is pleased to see Michael’s outstanding contributions recognized by the business community,” said Stanley R. Gorom, Managing Partner & CEO of Hahn Loeser. “In his service to our clients, our firm and to the organizations he cares about, Michael builds tremendous relationships and leads with confidence, commitment and integrity. He is very deserving of this honor.”
Gleason, who is also co-chair of Hahn Loeser’s San Diego litigation practice group, defends and represents companies in complex litigation, including the defense of consumer class actions. In addition, Gleason established the firm’s practice related to Proposition 65, also known as California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, in which he provides compliance advice and defends businesses against alleged violations.
Beyond his legal practice, Gleason devotes significant time and resources to various San Diego nonprofit organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, which provides pro bono legal services to vulnerable San Diego County residents, including the homeless, abused children, victims of domestic violence, elder abuse victims, veterans, immigrants, and those living with HIV/Aids. He also regularly participates in Feeding San Diego’s annual “Food from the Bar” campaign.
Gleason is an active member of the California Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, ProVisors, and the California Land Title Association. He received the “Top Lawyer” award in Civil Litigation from San Diego Magazine since 2017. He also maintains an A.V. Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for legal ability and ethics.