Martin Stein



For more than 35 years, GMSR founding partner Martin Stein – Marty, to everyone who knows him – has represented public entities in the state and federal appellate courts, building a substantial public entity practice, a practice that has  made GMSR the “go to” appellate law firm when public entities are seeking favorable results.  Additionally, he has developed substantial expertise in medical malpractice, representing both public entities and private hospitals.

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Political Science in 1962, Marty received his law degree from UCLA School of Law in 1965, where he cut his teeth in the courtroom in the Moot Court Honors Program. He then spent four years in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Army, rising to the rank of captain while handling a wide variety of military trials and appellate matters. In 1970, he joined the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, starting in jury trials and then focusing on appeals. In 1976, he joined the State Public Defender’s Office, serving as Supervising Attorney of the appellate section and rising to Chief Assistant State Public Defender in charge of the Los Angeles office.

During his criminal defense years, Marty briefed and argued many appeals in the Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.  Wanting to pursue civil appeals, in 1983 Marty joined Irving Greines, Alan Martin, and Kent Richland in founding GMSR where he brought an expertise in government tort liability claims. 

Today, Marty is an admired representative of the firm’s established history of appellate successes and a mentor to a new generation of GMSR attorneys.

Professional Associations

State Bar of California: Business Law, Law Practice Management, Litigation, Public Law, Real Property and Labor and Employment Sections
Los Angeles County Bar Association: Health Care Law, Law Office Management, Litigation and State and Local Government Sections
California Society for Healthcare Attorneys