Constitutional Law

GMSR has helped shape constitutional law, handling cutting-edge cases involving privacy, searches and seizures, due process, and the First Amendment.  In addition to extensive experience in the federal circuit courts, GMSR has also appeared repeatedly in the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years.

County of Riverside v. McLaughlin (1991) 500 U.S. 44

Appropriate time period within which warrantless arrestees must receive probable cause determination

Dec 06, 1989 Related Cases
Wood v. Kessler, 1989 Cal. LEXIS 2145

Business dispute – constitutional right to jury trial

Nov 08, 1984 Related Cases
Barme v. Wood (1984) 37 Cal.3d 174

Constitutionality of MICRA statutes

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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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