23 Corporate Plaza, Suite 150
Newport Beach, California 92660
Matt D’Abusco is a Founding Partner of Ares Law Group. Matt has devoted his entire career to representing clients in labor and employment matters. He specializes in all types of employment litigation, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues (such as unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime, meal and rest periods, commissions, travel time, bonuses and expense reimbursement), leaves of absence, and employment contracts. Matt often handles complex, complicated cases as well as class actions.
Matt is an innovative litigator with substantial and diverse experience. He has obtained numerous successful results for clients at trials, arbitrations and various governmental hearings. In 2015 and 2016, Matt was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Southern California Rising Star, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.
Prior to founding Ares Law Group, Matt spent years as an attorney at Jackson Lewis P.C., widely recognized as one of the leading labor and employment firms in the United States. While at Jackson Lewis, Matt represented and counseled local, national and international clients as well as insurance companies in all types of employment matters.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Irvine. He then obtained his Juris Doctor from Chapman University where he was a competition member of the Appellate Moot Court Honors Board.
Leslie Glyer is a Founding Partner of Ares Law Group. She advises clients and litigates in all areas of employment law including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, leaves of absence and contractual matters. Leslie has substantial litigation experience handling single and multi-plaintiff cases as well as class actions.
Prior to founding Ares Law Group, Leslie worked at Jackson Lewis P.C., a leading national labor and employment law firm, where she represented employers of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, in defending against employment-related claims.
In acknowledgment of her experience and success, Leslie has been recognized as one of Southern California’s top attorneys. In three consecutive years of 2014 through 2016, Leslie was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Southern California Rising Star, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40. Leslie was recognized by Pasadena Magazine as one of the top litigation attorneys in the San Gabriel Valley.
Leslie is fluent in Tagalog and is a proud member of the Filipino community. Leslie is also a member of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association.
Leslie is admitted to practice before all California state courts and the United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California. Leslie received dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Cognitive Sciences and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. She earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.