Careers

Life at GMSR

GMSR is one of California’s premier appellate law practices. Our lawyers tackle cutting-edge legal issues on the profession’s biggest stages, including both the California and United States Supreme Courts. Our atmosphere is collegial and collaborative; we believe that the best briefs are written with an open mind, both as to formulating arguments and determining how best to present them. GMSR staffs cases leanly, most often with just a single partner and associate who work closely to generate the best possible product and the most effective mentoring dynamic. We endeavor to be a place where lawyers can make a professional home, including by providing hands-on experience while working on diverse, intellectually stimulating cases in a supportive environment—and without the crushing workload and discovery battles that often typify practice at larger firms. Reflecting the success of this approach, most GMSR partners started at the firm as associates. We support pro bono work.

Appellate Fellowship Opportunities

GMSR’s Appellate Fellowship offers recent law school graduates an opportunity to explore an interest in appellate advocacy and begin to develop an appellate practice early in their careers. Fellows join GMSR for a two-year term after law school. They are fully integrated into all aspects of the firm’s work. Under the close supervision and mentorship of GMSR attorneys, fellows will perform legal research, draft legal arguments, assist attorneys in preparing for oral argument, co-author articles, and cite-check briefs and motions. GMSR hopes that fellows will go on to judicial clerkships after the fellowship.

Commitment to Diversity

GMSR is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. The firm has adopted the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Pledge to Promote Diversity in the Legal Profession, and has joined the Los Angeles County Bar Association/Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles Call to Action regarding the attraction, retention, and advancement of women lawyers. Several of our attorneys have also served as mentors for The Appellate Project, whose mission is to empower students of color to thrive in the appellate field. GMSR hires people of all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

For more information contact careers@gmsr.com.