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Cynthia E. Tobisman

Biography

During her many years specializing in appeals at GMSR, Cindy Tobisman has briefed and argued virtually every type of civil case.  The only constants are her deep knowledge of appellate practice, her rigorous research, her careful record review, her creativity and her top-notch writing skills.

Cindy’s excellence as an appellate attorney has been repeatedly recognized—she has been named a “Rising Star” in Appeals by Super Lawyers five times and has been regularly included on the Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers‘ list of top appellate attorneys.  She received the President’s Award from the Beverly Hills Bar Association for her work on amicus briefs in the California Supreme Court on appellate issues of public interest.

Cindy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. Berkeley in 1992, and was also named the top graduate in her department (Rhetoric). She subsequently attended U.C. Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 1998), serving on the prestigious Moot Court Board, focused on appellate advocacy. She has sat on the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and has chaired the Association’s Amicus Briefs Committee. 

In addition to practicing law, Cindy is a traditionally-published novelist.

High Impact Wins

2008

HLC Props. v. MCA Records, 2008 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3993

Obtained Reversal

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2014

Crosby v. HLC Properties, Ltd. (2014) 223 Cal.App.4th 597

Obtained Reversal

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2008

Robins v. Roland, 2008 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1929

Obtained Reversal

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Speaking and Involvement

2016
The Write Stuff: How to Win Your Case With a Compelling Style, MCLE Presentation at the Los Angeles Law Library
2016
Diversity In The Law, CLM Conference
2014
How to Use Amicus Support Effectively, Beverly Hills Bar Association
2012
What Trial Lawyers Need To Know About Appeals, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Professional Associations

Beverly Hills Bar Association: Amicus Briefs Committee (Chair, 2006-2016)
Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Board of Governors
Women Lawyers of Los Angeles: Amicus Briefs Committee (Co-Chair, 2009-2010)
Los Angeles County Bar Association