Stefan Caris Love



Stefan Caris Love’s unique background helps him win appeals for his clients.

Before joining GMSR, Stefan clerked for Judge Paul J. Watford at the Ninth Circuit.  As a clerk, he honed his writing skills and saw up close how judges decide cases.  He has also worked as a litigator at a large firm, where he analyzed complex issues in motions and briefs at both the trial and appellate levels.  His writing about the law has appeared in Law360, The Business Lawyer, UCLA Law Review, and UCLA’s Journal of Law and Technology.  He graduated first in his class from the UCLA School of Law.

But before he became a lawyer, Stefan was a professor of music theory.  His Ph.D. is from the Eastman School of Music; he has taught theory at Oberlin College and Conservatory, the University of Chicago, and, most recently, on a tenure track at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Teaching music theory has proven to be apt preparation for appellate advocacy, as both require incisive analysis of difficult concepts.  Indeed, Stefan has yet to encounter a legal issue more daunting than music theory at its most arcane.

Outside of work, Stefan enjoys playing the piano, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Speaking and Involvement

In Case You Missed It: Civil Law Highlights From The Past Year, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Professional Associations

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)