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GMSR’s appellate attorneys who were recognized as Super Lawyers for 2017 include: Tim Coates, Bob Olson, Robin Meadow, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Marty Stein, and Cindy Tobisman. Bob Olson is on the Top 100 List for 2017. The Top 100 List is a listing of
As of December 1, 2016, opening briefs in most U.S. Courts of Appeals must be 13,000 words or shorter. However, the Federal, Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals still allow 14,000 words.
An order imposing a discovery sanction of more than $5,000 is immediately appealable; an order imposing a sanction below that amount is not. But what about an order that imposes multiple sanctions, each of which is less than $5,000, but which collectively total more than
GMSR partner Robert Olson will speak at this year’s conference about how to avoid punitive damages awards. He will join other experienced claims professionals and outside counsel who will provide guidance on handling claims by minimizing the risk of becoming embroiled in a claim in
GMSR is pleased to report that it is ranked as a national tier 1 law firm for appellate practice in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication “Best Law Firms.” According to the publication, this tier designation “reflects the high level
Published in Strategies for Family Law in California: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Developments in California Family Law, 2016 ed., Cindy’s chapter, The Post-Nuclear Family: Changing Definitions of What Constitutes a Familial Relationship focuses on the extent to which advances in reproductive technology and shifts in cultural norms have altered
Failing to provide a reporter’s transcript of all relevant trial court proceedings can sink an appeal, because without a transcript, the Court of Appeal will presume that the record supports the challenged order or judgment. In the most recent issue of the Association of Southern
On Thursday, September 29th, 2016, Kent Richland and Cindy Tobisman will argue before the California Supreme Court on In re Transient Occupancy Tax Cases S226645. This case includes the following issue: When a customer books a hotel room through an online travel company, should the
At this year’s symposium for the Trust & Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Robin Meadow will speak about his landmark case Estate of Duke (2015) 61 Cal.4th 871. The decision fundamentally changed the law regarding reformation of wills, and was the
Jonathan Eisenman will be speaking at this year’s Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) Litigation Conference in San Diego. Jon will be giving a lightning-fast talk on the California appellate courts’ publication rules and the effective use of amici curiae to shape precedent. For
Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.
Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.
GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.
The firm’s lawyers are team players, collaborating with trial counsel at any level from legal strategy to writing or editing trial court motions and appellate briefs.
GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.
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