News & Publications

Nov 01, 2020 Laurie J. Hepler
Laurie Hepler – Contributing Editor, Cal. Practice Guide: Civil Appeals and Writs (The Rutter Group)

In 2019, Laurie Hepler became Contributing Editor for the leading appellate treatise in California, Civil Appeals & Writs, published by The Rutter Group. Civil Appeals and Writs helps both litigators and appellate specialists represent clients in civil appeals and writs in California state courts. This

Oct 15, 2020 Geoffrey B. Kehlmann
Q&A with GMSR’s Geoff Kehlmann, Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at Loyola Law School

Greines, Martin, Stein and Richland is proud to highlight associate Geoff Kehlmann in his new role as adjunct professor teaching Appellate Advocacy at Loyola Law School, his alma mater. We recently sat down for a virtual chat with the former Loyola Law School valedictorian about

Oct 08, 2020 Laurie J. Hepler
Need MCLE credits in ethics or specialization? Register now for the California Lawyers Association’s Appellate and Litigation Summits!

Need MCLE credits in ethics or specialization? Register now for the California Lawyers Association’s Appellate and Litigation Summits! On Friday, October 16th at 3:25pm, GMSR appellate specialist Laurie Hepler, together with Hon. Ignazio J. Ruvolo (Ret.) and Appellate Hall of Fame inductee Jon Eisenberg, will

Sep 15, 2020 Robin Meadow
Remote Video Argument: Suggestions For Arguing Counsel, co-authored by GMSR’s Robin Meadow for the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

Remote Video Argument: Suggestions for Arguing Counsel Co-authored by Robin Meadow, a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers’ Task Force on Remote Oral Argument The opportunity to be heard is a bedrock principle of due process, and oral argument of appeals is one

Sep 09, 2020 Laurie J. Hepler
Join us on September 22 and 24 for serious expert advice on California Writ Petitions!

GMSR appellate specialist Laurie Hepler will be joined by Justices Alison Tucher and Steven Perren, as well as a senior writs attorney from the Second District Court of Appeal.  This livestream two-part series is hosted by The Rutter Group.  It will teach trial lawyers and

“A ‘clear and convincing’ appellate standard,” Daily Journal (August 4, 2020)

Daily Journal “A ‘clear and convincing’ appellate standard” article by GMSR appellate lawyers Robert Olson and Ted Xanders. In a recent opinion, the California Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision authored by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, resolved over a century of uncertainty over how appellate

Super Lawyers recognizes ten GMSR appellate lawyers

GMSR is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized ten of its lawyers as top rated appellate attorneys for 2020.  Tim Coates, Laurie Hepler, Robin Meadow, Bob Olson, Marc Poster, Kent Richland, Alana Rotter, Cindy Tobisman, and Ted Xanders are recognized as Super Lawyers,

GMSR Ranked as a Top Law Firm for Appellate Litigation in California by Chambers and Partners USA

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland (GMSR) is proud to announce that Chambers and Partners USA, which bases its reports on legal industry and client feedback, continues to recognize GMSR for its excellence in appellate litigation. The firm is one of only three ranked in Band 1. 

Apr 22, 2020
Trial Court Statutory Filing Deadlines During The Pandemic

View Document            There is no “business as usual” these days. Many California courts are open only for emergency functions, creating confusion if you have a statutory filing deadline. The stakes are high for jurisdictional deadlines, such as a notice of appeal or notice of intent

Apr 20, 2020
International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Mid-Year Seminar Proceeding as Virtual Event

GMSR Managing Partner Tim Coates will present virtually on April 23 as part of International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Mid-Year Seminar. His presentation addresses strategies for limiting attorney fee exposure through early case evaluation and settlement offers, and preparing effective opposition to fee motions.

Who We Serve


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.

Read More

Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

Read More

GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.

Read More

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.

Read More

GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

Read More