Awards and Recognition

GMSR consistently wins recognition, awards, and top rankings from a variety of publications and organizations that identify the best lawyers and law firms. 

GMSR is ranked among the best appellate law firms by organizations and publications including Reuters, Chambers and Partners USA, California Lawyer Magazine, and the Daily Journal.  Notable awards and honors include:

  • Chambers and Partners USA — Consistently ranks GMSR Band 1 in California for Litigation: Appellate Law, including in the 2022 Edition.
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® — Ranked GMSR as a Tier 1 law firm in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in Southern California®.
  • Best Lawyers in America® — Consistently ranks GMSR’s lawyers and named nine to its list for appellate law in the 2023 Edition.
  • California Lawyer Magazine — GMSR’s appellate attorneys have received the prestigious California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award seven times for major contributions to development of the law.
  • Reuters — Named GMSR partner Timothy Coates one of the “Top Petitioners” in the United States Supreme Court, based on his success in having review granted in that Court.
  • Daily Journal — Included GMSR in its list of the top boutique law firms in 2014.
  • National Law Journal — Included GMSR on its Appellate Hot List in 2013.
  • Super Lawyers — Selected nine of GMSR’s partners to the 2022 California Super Lawyers list.
  • BCG Attorney Search — GMSR is ranked as a Best Law Firm in 2022.