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Glen J. Torcivia, Shareholder

Mr. Torcivia has practiced law in Palm Beach County since 1982.  He founded the Firm in 1989 as a solo practitioner to provide high quality, personalized, and practical legal services and solutions to clients. The Firm has had a long standing emphasis on local government law, labor and employment law, business and corporate matters, appellate law, civil rights issues, election law, litigation, and legislative issues. The Firm has grown to eight lawyers, representing local governments in virtually all areas of the law, as well as representing private entities in a wide range of matters.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Torcivia has represented numerous government clients throughout Palm Beach County and the State of Florida, including municipalities, counties, school districts, special districts, and Constitutional officers. He is familiar with the Sunshine Law, ethics issues, the ad valorem taxation process, labor and employment law, code enforcement matters, contracts, land use and zoning, and the development of ordinances and resolutions. He has also served as a Special Magistrate/Hearing Officer for several municipalities for code enforcement matters. He regularly provides advice and counsel to City and Town Managers, as well as to City and Town governing bodies. 

Excelling at resolving complex issues with a creative approach, Mr. Torcivia develops strategic plans and crafts practical solutions on behalf of the Firm's clients.

Mr. Torcivia has significant litigation and trial experience, having successfully represented clients in federal and state courts, defending against claims of harassment and discrimination and allegations of use of excessive force; tort claims; alleged overtime violations brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act; alleged breach of contract; and election law litigation. 

Examples of his accomplishments include:

  • winning numerous trials in federal and state courts, successfully defending claims of sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of disability, race, age, and other protected characteristics;
  • negotiating several collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers and arbitrating labor law claims;
  • authoring and advocating a wide range of legislation, including the Palm Beach County Healthcare District Act and the State-wide Children's Services Council Act;
  • successfully negotiating, drafting, and providing all legal services resulting in the implementation of a multi-million dollar public safety radio and communications system;
  • negotiating the acquisition of the construction site for the Palm Beach County Judicial Complex;
  • negotiating the consolidation of three municipal water utilities and the creation of a Regional Water Utility Authority;
  • drafting various Charter Amendments and hundreds of local government ordinances, rules, and regulations. 

Education and Background

Mr. Torcivia earned his law degree from Albany Law School of Union University and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the State University College at New Paltz, New York.

Immediately prior to founding the Firm, Mr. Torcivia served as an Assistant County Attorney for the Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office for approximately five years.

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Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Ansay, P.A. offers its services to clients throughout Florida, including those located in Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.



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