Marco Pulido



Marco A. Pulido is an experienced appellate attorney who has litigated dozens of appeals involving a wide variety of cutting-edge legal issues in California and beyond.

In recent years, Marco’s efforts have been instrumental in securing numerous wins and positive developments for clients in high-stakes appeals.  Examples include:

  • Securing California Supreme Court review of an appellate decision reversing the enforcement of a forum selection clause.
  • Winning a California Court of Appeal affirmance of an interlocutory judgment staying a duplicative action on claim-splitting grounds.
  • Prevailing in an administrative agency appeal, leading to a full dismissal of a citation and its associated penalty and abatement requirements.
  • Achieving two separate Ninth Circuit affirmances in cases involving section 1983 claims.
  • Persuading the Ninth Circuit to affirm an order denying preliminary injunctive relief in a case involving Fair Housing Act claims.
  • Obtaining a full affirmance in the Ninth Circuit of a summary judgment order dismissing breach of contract and trademark claims.

Before joining GMSR, Marco worked at a large, international law firm where he successfully litigated both trial and appellate cases, and worked seamlessly with trial counsel to implement case-winning legal strategies.  Marco honed much of his skillset while serving for two years as a federal judicial law clerk for the Hon. Bruce J. McGiverin and externing for Justice Richard M. Aronson on the California Court of Appeal.

Marco has been active in the legal community, too.  He previously chaired the Appellate Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association and polished scholarly articles as an editor of the American Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Journal.  Articles he coauthored have been published by the ABA, Washington Legal Foundation, Law 360, The Defense Counsel Journal, The Recorder, and OC Lawyer, among others.

Remaining mindful of the importance of helping those in need, Marco has dedicated hundreds of hours over the years to pro bono cases and amicus briefs filed in state and federal appellate courts—including the U.S. Supreme Court.