Careers

Attorney Opportunities

GMSR is one of California’s premier appellate law practices. Our lawyers tackle cutting-edge legal issues in a wide array of substantive areas, shaping the law that will govern future cases. Associates are an integral part of our team. They begin formulating issues and drafting briefs as soon as they join the firm, and generally have early opportunities to present oral arguments.

We welcome applications from attorneys with a demonstrated interest in civil appellate practice and excellent analytical and writing skills. Successful candidates generally graduated near the top of their law school class; participated in law review or moot court; and have experience as litigators, appellate law clerks, or both.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to careers@gmsr.com.

Law Clerk Opportunities

GMSR takes great pride in the accuracy of its work. The firm hires law clerks, generally law students or recent graduates, to cite-check and proofread all of its work product before filing. This work is an indispensable part of maintaining the firm’s high reputation with the courts. Law clerks also assist attorneys with research projects.

Working as a law clerk at GMSR allows law students to improve their own research and writing skills while being exposed to a wide variety of civil practice areas and developing connections with the firms’ attorneys.

Because GMSR strives for 100% accuracy in its court filings, law clerks must be detail-oriented, display exceptional analytic skills, and take pride in their work. Applicants should have not only excellent academic credentials, but also law review or moot court experience.

To apply for part-time or full-time employment as a law clerk, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@gmsr.com.

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.

Fellows receive a salary and benefits, including health insurance. They are based in GMSR’s Los Angeles office.

To apply, please send a cover email, resume, transcript, and writing sample to careers@gmsr.com.

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. In line with those commitments, we welcome job applicants from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.