Administrative Law

Representing public entities has been always been one of GMSR’s core practice areas.  As a result, GMSR’s appellate lawyers have extensive experience in handling appeals that follow administrative decisions, as well as in disposing of suits brought by plaintiffs who failed to follow the available administrative procedures.  GMSR has also been on the other side of the table, successfully representing private entities challenging administrative decisions in the Court of Appeal.

Dec 13, 2010 Alison M. Turner Related Cases
Court of Appeal ruling revives senior center project in Huntington Beach

Parks Legal Defense Fund v. City of Huntington Beach (2010) 2010 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 9862 (California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three) [unpublished]. The City of Huntington Beach, GMSR’s client, planned to construct a state-of-the-art senior center in one of its parks. The trial

Karcher Firestopping, Inc. v. Local No. 5 Internat. Assn. of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers (9th Cir. 2008) 281 Fed.Appx. 722

“A labor union filed a grievance against GMSR’s client and the client invoked its right under the collective bargaining agreement to have the grievance heard by a neutral arbitrator. The union asserted that the grievance instead had to be submitted to an administrative committee consisting

Sep 29, 2005 Martin Stein, Carolyn Oill Related Cases
Rivas-Smith v. Los Angeles County, 2005 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 8908

Failure to pursue administrative review of an adverse civil service commission determination as grounds to bar employee wrongful terminations action

Jonathan Neil & Associates, Inc. v. Jones (2004) 33 Cal.4th 917

Scope of administrative agency jurisdiction over insurance rating issues; exhaustion of administrative remedies

Weinberg v. Cedar- Sinai Medical Center (2004) 119 Cal.App.4th 1098

Standard of review to be applied when hospital’s governing body reviews peer reviews staff privileges determination

Dec 18, 2001 Robin Meadow, Alan Diamond Related Cases
Trancas Property Owners Assn. v. California Coastal Commission (2001) 2001 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 636

Conditions under which coastal development permit expires

Nov 30, 2001 Alan Diamond, Timothy T. Coates Related Cases
Desert Healthcare Dist. v. PacifiCare FHP, Inc. (2001) 94 Cal.App.4th 781

Responsibility of healthcare services plan for payment of claims to third-party physicians under the Knox-Keene Act

May 21, 1998 Martin Stein, Edward L. Xanders (Ted) Related Cases
DeCuir v. County of Los Angeles (1998) 64 Cal.App.4th 75

Mandamus proceeding as proper remedy to recover lost future wages by unsuccessful applicant on civil service exam

Apr 04, 1996 McGill v. Regents of University of California (1996) 44 Cal.App.4th 1776 Related Cases
McGill v. Regents of University of California (1996) 44 Cal.App.4th 1776

Scope of judicial review for academic tenure decisions

Mar 29, 1984 Related Cases
Karlin v. Zalta (1984) 154 Cal.App.3d 953

Exhaustion of administrative remedies

Who We Serve


Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.

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Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.

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The firm’s lawyers are team players, collaborating with trial counsel at any level from legal strategy to writing or editing trial court motions and appellate briefs.

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GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

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