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.
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers© — Ranked GMSR as a Tier 1 law firm in the 2020 Edition of “Best Law Firms.”
  • 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.
  • Best Lawyers in America — Consistently ranks GMSR’s lawyers and named nine to its list for appellate law in 2020 Edition.
  • Super Lawyers — Selected eight of GMSR’s partners to the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list and two GMSR associates to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2020.